Been a while…

Posted on February 25, 2013 by

It’s been a long while since I’ve made a post! Making these posts take up a surprising chunk of time each Sunday and I couldn’t afford it while I was wrapping up my book. But now my book is totally done! I’m resuming with normal life and catching up on everything ever.

Here’s a catch-up post which isn’t tooo unreasonably long considering it covers three weeks.

At the end of January, we celebrated my roommate Craig’s birthday with pizza and cake.
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In the beginning of February, I also started up at my Crossfit gym again. It feels so good to be back, and Max and Jenna joined too! It’ll be nice to have some folks from my immediate social group there.
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I got back to eating really well too! Between not having the stress of the book anymore, eating well, and being back at the gym, my mood and energy level have improved tenfold. It rules!
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That same week, I went to a show at Golden Tea House and saw Ambrose, who is one of my favorites.
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Jesse too.
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That Sunday was a celebration for my friend Mike’s birthday. I was really pushing for my deadline, so I brought my computer and edited pages while everyone played games. I’m glad I was able to go, but wasn’t the best company.
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For most of the next week I just did my book and that’s about it. I even had my birthday that week but didn’t do anything for it.
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Daniel sent me a card and record in the mail, though, and I got takeout, watched LOST, and took a break from my book on my actual birthday with Mikey. So it was nice. Not to mention all the nice birthday messages I received.
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I’ll make a post just about my book soon.
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I did make this sneak peak preview zine of it too, which will be available at zine fests this spring!
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For Valentine’s Day, my house went out to a group dinner with dates.
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dapper gents
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When we all got home, Rover was being really funny and hyper.

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For Valentine’s day, Mikey recorded me a cover of a song I really like, When You Sleep by My Bloody Valentine. Mikey is the best.
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Last weekend I flew out to LA for the LA Zine Fest. It was my first time in LA and I stayed with Eryca, one of the fest hosts and former Chicago resident.
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The weather was beautiful in LA but overall, that place wasn’t my cup o tea. It just took way too long to get anywhere and was so spread out. I got so many recommendations from people for cool things to do or good food to eat, but any time I mapped it, it literally would take an hour and a half or more to get to any of the places. My first night there, we did go down to see Artnoose and Rad Dad read from their zines (and yes, it took us a full two hours to get there, we were even a little late to the reading).
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Traveling by myself is a pretty different thing but kind of nice. I get to set my own schedule, don’t have to wait for people, and can eat what I want – which in this case, was exactly the same as what I eat at home.
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Wandering around in a tank top all weekend. It was 80 degrees during the day!
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I was blown away by all the plant life.
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Fortunately, one of the things that came highly recommended was within walking distance of Eryca’s house – the Museum of Jurassic Technology. It was a really neat oddities museum, and apparently half of it is true and half is fictional, but it’s all presented the same so you don’t know the difference. I ended up spending like two and a half hours there.
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They had a garden on the roof and a tea room.
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Afterward, I went to the iconic In N Out, just to say that I did, and also because it was right by the museum. I got a grilled cheese, animal style.
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Then I met up with Eryca and we made the long bus trip up to the Getty Museum.
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We took the city bus, and then you take a tram up to the top, because the Getty is up a mountain.
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Even though it was winter and the garden’s were mostly dormant, it was still so beautiful.
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and the light and architecture were incredible.
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We met our Chicago zine friend, Jonas, there.
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We had a picnic on the lawn with Jonas and his wife, and his sister and brother in law. It was a pretty night!
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After it got dark, we all headed down to a reading and show an hour or so away. It was a zine fest event. There were ten readers. It was pretty fun.
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The following day, we woke up and headed down for the day of tabling for the LA Zine Fest. This is only the second year the event has happened and it was packed all day!
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My wares, including the sneak peak zine of my new book, Little Fish!
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They were actually at capacity for most of the day with a line out of the door of people waiting for their turn to get in.
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Sales were great and I met and talked to all sorts of people. The day flew by.
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The LA Zine Fest organizers. Thanks for all your hard work! I’ll be back next year.
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Posted in out of town, Philly Life | 1 Comment

One Response to Been a while…

  1. Marion says:

    Feminist playing cards! Coooool!

    & I didn’t love LA either, but your pictures make it look pretty awesome. :)

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