a picture post in which we had a housewarming dinner and karen and i take a trip to boston to visit liz prince…
i had the week off last week so i buckled down and got a lot of drawing done, despite feeling generally lazy without my routine in place
a reference photo for a comic page that ended up with night light
an impromptu trip to blackbird for vegan pizza with my roommate, lizz
a day at the gym last week when two people brought in their puppies. i go to crossfit center city. this tiny boston terrier puppy kept sticking its head all the way in the mouth of the great dane puppy.
back at home, my pup rover with nice light pouring in the windows
the sun has been casting the infamous long shadows of cooler weather lately, earlier and earlier in the afternoon.
i’m still charging ahead with my year one comics project. i’m 53 pages in. almost to the half way point of the project!
it helps that my roommates like to have house drawing nights
and that friends like to have coffeeshop drawing days. i need to meet up with joelle more often. she’s a good work buddy.
shira visited from DC this week and led the charge for a big rosh hashana dinner. she prompted our first dinner/housewarming party since the new roommies have been here.
we even had challah and apples dipped in honey, which i guess is the traditional food you’re supposed to eat for that holiday?
somehow, upon moving to philly, almost my whole social network that i ended up surrounding myself with most often are from the dc area originally.
we ended the night with bananagrams
the following morning we all went to grindcore house and had a work day
then i headed to the megabus to meet karen to go to boston for a long weekend
i got a lot of letter writing done on the long trip there. i always catch up on letters when i’m in transit.
our bus broke down in the rain and we all unloaded into a tiny dunkin donuts in the rain and waited an hour for a new bus to come. we ended up getting in to boston at midnight instead of 10pm.
liz prince was there to greet us
i slept in her studio. i love seeing other people’s studios
and other people’s pajamas
she lives right above a bike path that exits the train, so we spent half our time people watching out her windows. there was always so much good spying to do.
the famed wolfman
on friday morning we went out to brunch and then walked around in cambridge
and looked at a lot of comics
then we rode the bus out to mt. auburn cemetary
it was a beautiful day. this tree had a huge growth. it was weird.
and there was a dog grave in the cemetary, also weird
we posed on BP and Cheney’s tomb (b.p. cheney)
liz is always saucy
if you couldn’t tell from her comics
an amazing climbing tree
and a really tall climbing tower
this would be really colorful if we had gone a few weeks later
we found this creepy pond with so many frogs in it
all the frogs would squeak and jump in when we walked by
more of the nicest light
spot the frog
on the way home we stopped for coffee, of course
we went to liz’s downstairs neighbors and best friends place, maris and joe’s
they have a huge cat, appropriately named biggs. they’re trying to help him lose weight.
we cooked an epic meal, lead by maris, and played boggle while we waited
liz and maris
post-meal nap and america’s funniest home videos. i was really surprised at how funny it still was. i’d never really thought about it but it that show was basically pre-youtube
maris and joe
we spent the rest of the night and next morning drawing and reading comics at liz’s place
and then went back to maris and joe’s to make a big breakfast
breakfast burrito prep
they made us smoothies while we cooked. best hosts.
bacon and fake bacon. can you tell which is which? haha
joe and maris both draw comics professionally. another peak at a studio space.
the whole weekend there was some festival called honk, an activist street band festival? so there was marching band music and cheering and dancing in the background of everything we did in davis square
which is a very quiet/quaint place
liz’s cat, dracula
another gem at liz’s house, on her bed.
that night we went out to dinner at a place called the friendly toast and met up with one of my best college friends, joe! he just moved to boston in june.
on the way home, a rainy evening in boston
liz’s cute apartment, in the morning. maris came up for coffee
liz and wolfman
in davis square, remnants of honk fest
at a place called flour, for lunch on sunday
walking around boston before catching our bus
one day i’ll build a boat, hopefully one that’s a little more successful than this one
silly group photos
we had an epic megabus ride home that included a moving truck breaking down right in front of us on a really high, sharp curve of an overpass heading onto the george washington bridge going in new york city. our bus driver tried to squeeze by so we could keep traveling, and was literally inches away from a guardrail that would lead us plunging to our doom to the highway below. it was a unifying experience for the bus. we were all leaning over the windows looking down to see if we were going to make it. in the end the bus driver realized he could not squeeze through without us DYING so the drivers of the broken down moving truck directed traffic and got everyone to back up down the ramp we were on so we could back up and take another ramp into the bronx. we got into the bronx and were barreling toward a tunnel when the bus driver realized we might not clear it since it was a double decker so he slammed on the breaks. scary times. haha. everyone on the bus was friends afterward. near death experiences do that.
the next bus driver even tried to put on a bootlegged movie because he felt bad, but then some idiot complained so he turned it off. ooooh megabus.