Dropped Brooke off in Providence today. We took a taxi up the big hill
with another bike-and-builder named Jake who we met on the commuter
rail. They're all staying in a Brown dormitory which looked pretty damn
dumpy. Dead-bolted doors and bathroom locks, double card swipe
security, tiny little doubles, and linoleum flooring.
It was raining.
We went to grab lunch but I realized I didn't bring any money with me to
Providence, so we asked directions back to the commuter rail line at Ben
& Jerry's. This proved to be futile. I don't think the girl working the
register had ever taken a train, and the lady serving ice cream probably
has never taken a walk. I'm pretty sure she would have died if Brooke had
mentioned biking across America. The walk down was nice, short and
pretty. It takes longer for me to walk from Senior House to Central
At the station, Brooke bought me a ticket, I found my debit card, and we
sat down to start drawing in our new sketchbooks together before I left
for Boston. And so, here is the first drawing (started and finished today)
of the summer.
and although this drawing was drawn on Monday, and was not part
of the new sketchbook, it was the idea for this project, and so, the
if you'd like to see all the drawings, they will be periodically posted here:
and finally, Matt Lord had neither a Margarita, nor a Long Island Iced Tea,
nor a Cosmopolitan, but instead went for a long list of drinks he had never
had, including a MaiTai and a Kamikazi Cosmo.