I’ve had people emailing me asking to see photos of my new apartmet here in Peoria. A couple days ago I premiered an idea that’s going to be an ongoing item here called, House Calls. In case you missed the first one, here’s the link: Phil and Karen Luciano...House Call! So I decided to do my own personal House Call tonight and give a you a virtual tour of my new pad via MBIP. We’re going to start outside, so put on your coat, it’s cold out there!
Here's the front of my building, the office is on the bottom floor. I'm on the second floor, the same floor I was on in New York. In fact in my last apartment complex I lived in here in Peoria, I lived on the second floor. I was born to live on the second floor. Okay, enough of this, let's go inside.
And here we are, home sweet home, apartment 210.
This is the view from the front hallway as you walk in.
It's a studio apartment, but I've got it divided into three sections. Here's the front room, where drinking and entertaining happens.
Here's the bedroom area, where passing out happens after the entertaining and drinking portion is done.
The futon is the divider of these two sections. Kind of like the Great Wall of China, but not really.
Here's the kitchen area, complete with a working stove! Something I haven't had for over 15 years!
And here's the door leading into the bathroom. Okay, now let's take a closer look at the Wombacher Estate.
I've kept the Mothers of Invention poster and my vintage 1969 Playboy covers in the same formation as I had them in New York and they're on the wall facing the futon.
Gumby likes to hang out in this chair by the window. And yes, the blinds on the window are always kept shut.
Here's my writing area and some pictures on the wall. I spend a lot of time here working on this blog and mindlessly surfing the internet.
My apartment in New York had bookshelves lining the walls for my books and CD's, but I don't have that here, so I had to go out and get some bookcases. Here's one of them to the left of the entertainment center.
And here's two more, I had the slim one next to the wall in New York, and it too, survived the move intact and in one piece.
And here's the last one which houses most of my CD's. And on top is one of my favorite things...
Here's another one of my favorite things that sits atop a bookcase, a Gonzo boxed book that features tons of pictures, text and unpublished items of Hunter Thompson. Let's take a look at it.
Here's the inside of the box, the book is on the left and there's a picture of Hunter typing on the beach in Puerto Rico to the left.
Here's a closer look at the bedroom area, where I lay my head to sleep on a nightly basis. I kind of miss sleeping high up in my loft bed, but what are you going to do?
A closer look at some of the pictures hanging over the bed.
This is the kitchhen area. Check out the frying pan on the stove. I haven't had used one of those in years.
And here's the fridge, it's a little bigger than my New York one.
The Gumby family and other oddities are housed on top of it.
The inside looks pretty identical to my New York fridge.
Obligatory bathroom shot!
The toilet and bathroom reading materials. What can I say, shit happens! I'm cracking myself up over here!
And of course no virtual tour of my new apartment would be complete without a photo of my favorite thing in the building, the ice machine in the basement!
Daily Slideshow—Photos via the internet, Photoshoppery by me!
Bonus Book You Should Check Out!
Yesterday when I was at The Greg and Dan Show, Ken Zurski, the voice behind WMBD’s Traffic One and a guy who does an amazing Jimmy Stewart impression, came in and introduced himself and gave me a copy of a book he’s written. The name of the book is called “The Wreck Of The Columbia,” and you should check it out. Read about it here: Peoria Life. I just started reading it and I love it already, you can get a copy at Amazon. Thanks again for the book, Ken! I promise I won’t re-gift it!