The Dawn of a New Era

Posted on July 27, 2011 by

I’ve been making “picture posts” on my livejournal for the past six years! Livejournal is on a rapid downward spiral (and I mean… really, it’s livejournal. I was just holding out for nostalgia’s sake) so I decided I should consolidate my web presence and start incorporating my photo blog onto my normal website. Soon I’ll have all the past archives imported onto this blog, but for now, here’s my first post to the new version of my photo blog. Follow it in your RSS, perhaps? So long, livejournal. It’s been a really long run (I’m still gonna post some 2001 style diary entries, though they’ll be friends-only. If you’re a hold-out like me and still have a livejournal account, add me as a friend if you feel like reading some real-talk: username:ramseysux).

 

For those of you reading my comics, this might be a fun way to see the real life versions of everything I’m drawing about!

THIS POST CONTAINS: the rest of amy leigh’s visit, grindcore, govindas, aussies, dirty dancing, batting cages for karen’s birthday, and swimming in the logan square fountain

 

amy leigh stayed for a week after clitfest. it was super fun to have her around. i wish she’d move to philly already. we went down to grindcore to hang out for a bit. kettner was there, as usual, because it’s his drawing spot. it bums me out that in a month i won’t walk in there and be able to sit down and draw with him. it’s been really rad to have a supportive comics buddy within my circle of friends. kett is moving to california to go to grad school.
grindcore drawing sessions

 

after grindcore, we went to govindas and met up with karen and emily for vegan chicken cheesesteaks. this is the place you always end up going to when someone comes to town because everyone knows about it from other cities.
govinda's

 

jesse riggins stopped by with her nanny family’s dog because they live right around the corner
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goodbyes, since amy was leaving in a day or two
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we raced a storm back to west philly. but fortunately, the storm never came
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we hung out on the south street bridge for a minute on the way home
south street bridge

 

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then we went to the bathhouse, where dawn, jesse, and kristen live
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rover came too since it’s walking distance from my house
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i had the following day off from work which was rad since it was amy leigh’s last day in philly. we went to satellite to get some work done but ended up randomly meeting these australian folks who were traveling around.
randomly meeting aussies

 

we all made a plan to hang later in the day, then amy and i went back and made a big late-in-the-day breakfast, and met up with khristina from NJ
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our plans for later in the day was to watch dirty dancing at dawn’s house! it was really fun. everyone was stoked about it.
dirty dancing at the bathhouse

 

joanna and katy stopped by too
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sam knew all the words to the movie
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i broke off from that crew to go celebrate karen’s birthday. we all met up at grindcore and ate donuts
grindcore bday donuts

 

then drove to batting cages in new jersey! hitting baseballs is strangely relaxing and fun.
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peter, zia and max, sluggers.
batting cages

 

karen hitting a home run, of course
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my favorite nickname always sticks when we play sports/games
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batting cages

 

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we went to a diner in jersey, then met up with everyone in philly. amy leigh and karen were accidentally matching
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karen and peter split off to go watch harry potter, but amy leigh and dawn and the australian crew all went to the logan square fountain
logan square fountain swimming

 

it was kind of cold out considering how hot it had been recently
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but mostly everyone ended up going in
logan square fountain swimming

 

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logan square fountain swimming

 

then we had some late night park hangs
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ian impressed everyone with his handstand walkin
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bananagrams
bananagrams

 

the rest of the week and the following week were blazing hot. nearly 100 degrees (sometimes more) of sweaty laziness
hottest days

 

rover cut his foot one day, but luckily it healed up fast
injured patient

 

and deathrats played in town. it was rad to see them so soon after clitfest.
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