goin through changes

Posted on August 29, 2011 by

a week and a half ago, my roommate situation officially transitioned. my old roommates ryan and sarah moved to new york, and my new roommates, jacob and lizz, moved in. things were a little hectic during the transition because there was an overlap, which meant everyone’s stuff was here all at once.

P1110157-2

 

eventually though, it started to settle

P1110158-2

 

my new roommate jacob is a culinary whiz. he’s worked in kitchens for a long time, and even already got a job here working in a restaurant of one of the top rated chefs in philly. jacob has been cooking dinner for lizz and i very often. definitely a nice roommate perk.

P1110160-2

 

another friend, kettner, headed out of town last week to move to california. he’s my comic drawing buddy that i would sit around for hours with in coffeeshops working on comic stuff. he asked friends to make him mixes as a going away present since he would have a long drive to california. here’s mine:

P1110165-2

P1110168-2

 

another change is that my good friend’s karen and peter got a tiny puppy. karen brought valentine over so rover and i could meet her. rover is such a champ with puppies. somehow he just knows to be patient. usually when it comes to other dogs he’s all up in their grill, sniffing them like crazy and trying to show that he’s the boss. he was very curious about valentine but then laid down outside of her crate and waited for her to come out on her own.

P1110172-2

 

they were total pals

P1110183-2

P1110191-2

 

we went over to the bookhouse to say goodbye to kettner on his last night. valentine came too.

P1110206-2

 

P1110207-2

 

like any puppy, valentine likes to lick and bite a lot

P1110211-2

P1110212-2

 

she even tried to eat cody’s dreads, which, lord knows, must be pretty gross tasting.

P1110213-2

 

two weekends ago was also the first weekend i was home in SIX weeks! it felt so nice to be home on a saturday morning and see the nice morning light come into our kitchen, something i normally never get to see because i’m at work. i’ve been out of town almost every weekend this summer.

P1110219-2

 

for the past week, jacob, lizz and i have just been working on the house and trying to organize and clean everything. for the past few months, the downstairs has been storage for a large majority of the time because ryan and sarah knew they were going to be moving and had a lot of boxes ready a few months early. it’s nice to utilize this space finally!

P1110224-2

 

although ryan and sarah had been gone for a week, they came back last weekend to pick up the last of their things and have a little goodbye dinner at blackbird.

P1110225-2

 

it seems like they’re settling into their new york apartment and they’re pretty excited! sarah is going to nursing school at nyu and ryan found another job teaching high school physics.

P1110227-2

P1110230-2

 

rover’s allergies have been sooo bad the past two weeks. he’s itching like crazy. he’s going to the vet tomorrow but this happens every summer. it’s just worse this year because the allergens are much worse here than in chicago. poor dude.

P1110233-2

 

on monday i rode my bike up to fishtown for a pop punk show at a really cool new show spot called the bookspace, which is in an enormous used bookstore in a barn. i like riding to fishtown because it gives me a chance to ride along the schuylkill trail (which only took 4 months for me to learn how to pronounce…)

P1110239-2

 

inside the bookspace

P1110241-2

 

max and gabby were there too

P1110243-2

 

i like to see bands play amidst piles and piles of books. my friend evan was there. he was just in town for a day or two before heading to the uk for a tour as “into it over it.” it was really nice to run into him for a night. he’s the person i drew in last week’s ‘year one’ comic.

P1110256-2

 

this is a weird thing in my nanny house! apparently it was made by some popular artist that won a contest in houston and it’s worth money. it’s pretty freaky.

P1110263-2

 

smasher is getting pretty big. he used to be one armful of a baby and now he’s two arms full. he’s also figured out how to grab things he’s looking at which is pretty rad. it makes him seem so much more self-aware! he’s a real little guy now. four and a half months.

P1110270-2

 

our first dinner together as a household was thai takeout, before we set to work painting the downstairs. that’s jacob and lizz.

P1110271-2

 

the old colors downstairs. the kitchen was never even painted. it just had those paint splotches.

P1110273-2

 

doubletime

P1110276-2

 

on wednesday, p.s. eliot played with trophy wife and big eyes at the marvelous. it was a great show and very well attended. it was nice to pull up on my bike and realize how many people i know now in philly. coming along.

P1110280-2

P1110283-2

 

rover has been putting up with all the changes really well. he’s grown to be a very flexible dog. when i first got him he was a very stressed out/damaged guy and change was hard for him.

P1110287-2

 

now he just goes with it.

P1110291-2

 

another jacob mazer delight

P1110293-1

 

i didn’t socialize much at all in the last 6 days. my roommate went out of town and then all this talk of a hurricane hitting made me sort of a shut in. on saturday during the bulk of the hurricane weather, i just holed myself up at home listening to radiolab and slowly worked on painting the kitchen all day.

P1110298-1

 

these are all the colors now.

P1110305-1

P1110306-1

 

yesterday everyone was going stircrazy from staying in due to the hurricane (which ended up just being a really bad storm, rather than anything to worry about). i needed to catch up on work but max convinced me to go to fishtown with him to meet karen and peter for dinner. we got to hang out with valentine again.

P1110330

P1110331

 

we went to a place called kraftwork. they had really good fries. they reminded me of fries from the handlebar in chicago.

P1110335

 

it actually ended up being a really beautiful evening once the wind died down

P1110338

P1110339

P1110342

P1110343

max is not straightedge.

P1110345

 

we came across this big downed tree, damage from the hurricane. we also saw a woman bailing out her flooded basement.

P1110347

 

back at karen and peter’s

P1110351

 

peter, karen’s fiance

P1110355

P1110362

 

we had coffee for dessert on the patio. it was really nice. i thought it would help me stay up and get some work done but then i went to bed at 10:30. whoops.

P1110366

P1110370

 

ender and valentine are best buds.

P1110377

Posted in Philly Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

One Response to goin through changes

  1. jen says:

    1. you + puppy photos are the most adorable thing i ever did see
    2. i am so stoked to see a bazillion photos of lizz and jacob all the time now
    3. the house looks awesome!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

back to top
This website is unsupported in Internet Explorer 8 and below. Please upgrade your browser.