Sunday, December 30, 2012

A rare day in Philly...

When I lived in Philly, one of my favorite things to do on a day off was to grab a coffee and wander around Old City. I would window shop, sometimes actually shop, visit friends, and take lots of pictures of the city I love so dearly.
{Norwegian Arms at Johnny Brenda's...I highly recommend...)
Dan got to Philly on Friday evening, and after getting settled into the hotel we met up with friends at National Mechanics for dinner. After dinner we met up with more friends for beer, a live show and 3 am truck burritos at Johnny Brenda's in Fishtown.
{Fact: Burritos taste better at 3 am}
Six hours of sleep later we woke up to a full day off of being able to wander around the city. After working up an appetite checking out the Jonathan Adler store (which was new to me), and falling in love with every single piece in Vagabond, we headed back to National Mechanics for brunch and their weekend bloody mary bar...
...and while there, Beerbaumer (of Berlin fame) popped on down to grab a drink with us!

Post-Beerbaumer-time we headed out to check out the massive shelves at my favorite used book store, Book Trader, and picked up some new jams at AKA...

...before heading to Brave New Worlds to see my buddy and pick up the comics that were being held for me.

A quick hotel change and some takeout found me just straight up exhausted, and I'm pretty sure I fell asleep by 8:30 PM...
...because apparently somewhere over the last few years I officially became old.

After sleeping for literally 12 hours (hey, it had been a really long week), we had time the next morning to grab some donuts at Federal Donuts, and check out a thrift store or two in Old City before heading to the airport for Omaha...

...with a new sweet sweater, new jams, new reads, and 7 months worth of comics in tow.
Honestly, I really can't think of anything better than that.
Happy New Year's Eve Eve tout le monde!
A la prochaine friends...


  1. Happy New Years to you as well! Philly looks like an awesome city (well parts of it anyway).

  2. Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

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