About Us

The Spinsters, your charming hosts of this blog, are three twenty-something writers from Texas. They enjoy pancakes, BBC period dramas, and getting crunk. You can contact them at ConfederacyOfSpinsters@gmail.com. Thanks for reading! We think you’re hot.


Grace, Kate, & Mae

spin·ster/ˈspinstər/ Noun: An unmarried woman, typically an older woman beyond the usual age for marriage who is wise in the ways of the world and knows how to properly wield a parasol.

106 thoughts on “About Us

    • Thank you! So far no fiance but I have met some really nice guys. Tho I’m inclined to agree that the process of the online dating is not fun, not fun at all.

  1. Y’all are pretty hilarious, I think we’re living the same lives…you in Austin, me in Dallas. Keep it up- I look forward to reading more!

    • Thanks so much, Rachel! You’re in good company up in Dallas – despite our strident efforts to get her to move down, our dear Kate is still living 3 hours away in your fair city. We will keep on trying though… 😉

  2. I followed my sister-in-arms here. I think part of the problem is that for most of human history men have held the power, and women have competed against each other in order to gain access to that power through marriage- and by ‘access to power’ I mean security, at the very least. In many cultures, therefore, women have been conditioned to view each other as rivals on a very personal and instinctual level. It’s sad- I’d like to believe it’s conditioning, in general, and not something that is inherent in the fairer sex. Haha, that last part was a joke.

    • Eek, thank you so much for stopping by and your excellent point. I agree 100% – we’ve had to fight so hard for every accomplishment & bit of power for so long. Unfortunately, so much of that fighting had to be amongst ourselves.

      Have you heard of the book How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran? It’s a UK published book that won’t officially be out here until May 2012. Not only is she hilarious, but she talk a lot about feminism & the reasons behind certain gender issues. She brings up exactly what you’ve said and it was one of the most brilliant book chapters I’ve ever read. I think you’d probably laugh and nod just as much as I did.

      Thanks again for reading!

  3. I’m going to be honest….i first saw the title to your blog and gasped. But i must say, since i ran into your blog today i have NOT STOPPED READING. I guess we can say i’m hooked. You guys are great. I myself am 30…something, single and dating AND loving it. I also have a 10 year old, so needless to say, its a challenge. But i look forward to reading about your adventures, it’s like you guys are in my head. 🙂

    I just started my own adventures in blogging and i hope you’ll follow me. Ciao!


    • Thank you so, so much for all the reading! It’s so nice to know there are awesome, like-minded women out there. I just read your first blog post and can’t wait for more! You have a very new and very excited follower.

    • Oh, Lydia, I can tell we’re going to get along famously! Downtown Abbey is like my televised crack. They’ve only broadcast the first season over here, but we’re waiting with baited breath for January, when the new episodes will show. You’re so right – all that sexual tension and drama! It’s just dreamy. Not to mention the clothes, which I pretty much swoon over every episode.

  4. Absolutely love what I’ve read so far girls! Even though I’m all the way on the other side of the world – it’s the same story here in New Zealand. Following 🙂

  5. yes my primary blog afaatoiafoto.wordpress.com…. it’s definitley active – not sure why it would say deleted :/ Yes finally getting the hang of the blogsphere 🙂

  6. I love your blog, gals! I hope to get some motivation and discipline to create my own soon! Us twenty- something girls have a lot swirling around in our minds and its refreshing to see that I’m not alone in that. Happy New Year!

  7. I love this blog so much, I get so excited when there’s a new post. I almost wish I could be part of it, hahah (wishfull thinking) but it’s so great; thank you so much x

  8. Even had I not fallen in love with this blog through my recent perusal, I’d be subscribing for the sake of the “About Me.”

    Consider me a fan! And a fellow twenty-something spinster! Pancakes and BBC period dramas? Yes, please!

  9. I have a hard time not following clearly made out lists, and this list said to nominate bloggers with a sunshine award, and I immediately thought of you three. But I didn’t want to put any blogger award pressure on you guys, so I wasn’t sure I should mention it. But I figured, it can’t hurt to say that I really like reading all of your postings! http://absurdlynerdly.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/my-first-ever-blogger-award/

  10. HI! I am new to your blog, but let me just say, I LOVE it. It’s funny and interesting, everything a gay boy dreams of reading about. Though it is clear it’s directed to women, I see no problem in me reading this! Right? luv ya! (That last question was so stereotypical to gays).

  11. Hi there! Thanks for following my blog 🙂 Just wanted to drop a quick note and let you know that I have moved over to wordpress.org, so to continue receiving updates, you may have to sign up via email or RSS at http://ringfingertanline.com
    Confusing, I know… but worth it 😉

  12. Hey I nominated you all for the Kreativ Blogger award today. It’s like a chain letter and in that way, weird, but I thought it was a good way to recognize other blogs I enjoy and wanted to give a shout out to your blog. I also live in Austin- maybe someday we’ll meet. Just wanted you to know you were recognized and that I like your blog a lot. Don’t feel like you have to continue the award chain thing if you don’t want to- no obligation- seriously.
    Thanks, Liza Wolff-Francis, Matrifocal Point

  13. Hey ladies! I’ve nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award because y’all rock. 🙂 My post will be published tomorrow, but basically you write a post linking the person who nominated you, list 7 things about yourself, and then select a handful of others to nominate and list them on your post.

    Happy writing!

  14. you girls better watch it! you are gonna attract life partners who love you for who you are! LOL

    I wasn’t a spinster but I was a young widow and now I am married to an awesome guy 20 yrs younger than me and I make no friggin excuses… living in the Bible Belt we are pretty much ostracized.

    I love to innocently say in my totally fake southern accent, “I prayed for true love! and God answered with R, who am I to reject God?” Ever see a computer get trapped in a logic loop? Fun stuff.

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