Sick As A-Dult

(^ do you get it?? like sick as a dog, but it’s “adult”? ok totally lame, but I had to try!) I don’t know who the hell “invented” the common cold/flu, but I’m going to kill them. The fact that grown-ups get the flu is total bullshit. Being sick as an adult is total BS, […]

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Wedding Planning 101

First and foremost—congratulations on getting engaged! This is the moment you’ve not so subtly been waiting for, all of those annoying clues finally paid off. Take in this moment, cherish it forever. Because once you shared the wonderful news with your parents, your cousins, your best friends, the grocery store bag boy, and that annoying […]

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Hello.

Hello Lovelies! I want to keep my first post short and sweet, normally I will chat with you about life–in general, in fails, in hot mess situations, and I’m sure we’ll all have a wondrous laugh. But for now, I’ll just keep it simple with saying hello and welcome to Get A Grippel! Eventually I will […]

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Life In Trepidation

I glance around our temporary housing to take it all in. Brick walls, glass windows, and cold concrete floors surround me; the only warmth comes from my sister, Kay, who is curled up in the smallest ball imaginable trying to seek comfort. She’s scared, I’m scared too, but one of us needs to be brave—even […]

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Fresh-Pressed Linens

As I lie awake in unrelenting pain, I begin to let my mind process the events of the day that landed me in this unblemished environment. I glance around my temporary home and take it all in. I know it must be the middle of the night behind the drawn plastic curtains, so I angle […]

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