Day Four   /   lettering by Verena Michelitsch

Jessica Walsh

Did you see Timothy today?

What did y’all do together?
Tim was finishing a mural in the morning. He needed to pick up groceries on his way home, and suggested that we meet at Whole Foods. I had a long day gallery hopping in Chelsea, and plenty of work to do after. I thought we could meet at West Side Market, which is on the bottom floor of my building. You can often find me there late at night in sweatpants and slippers making one of my most important decisions of the day: which after-dinner chocolate to buy.

He really wanted to go to Whole Foods, since it’s his favorite market. We couldn’t agree, so we did a coin toss to determine which one. I chose heads, and I won. Laziness prevails!

Did anything interesting happen?
Tim introduced me to Duvel beer while we were shopping, and I love it! I like to have a drink when I work on the weekends, it makes everything feel a little more relaxed.


This reminds me of when I first started talking to Tim four years ago. I was working full-time at Print Magazine, and we were featuring Tim in an article. After emailing back and forth with him to get content for his story, we started talking over Gchat. My Sunday ritual at the time was to drink a mimosa while doing freelance work. Tim also happened to be doing freelance work and drinking one Sunday, and we bonded about being “worka-alco-holics.” He asked me if I wanted to get a drink at Grey Dog, but the timing never worked out. I couldn’t tell at the time if he was asking me out on a date, or if it was work related. I wonder if he remembers.

Did you learn anything new about Timothy?
Yes, I found out that Tim is ridiculously picky about the food he buys. He was intent on locating a certain type of almond milk and organic orange juice. He was fretting that they didn’t sell his usual brands. He’s quirkier than I thought, but I like that.

Did you learn anything new about yourself?
There is no way I would have gotten together with Tim today if it wasn’t for this project. There was just too much on the schedule. But we made it work, and it was fun!

How do you feel about this relationship/project right now?
I’m feeling good. I enjoyed seeing him, even just briefly.

Is there anything that you want to do differently?
I thrive off being busy—sometimes it seems the more I do, the more I can do. I want to keep doing more, but should be careful how far I go.


Additional comments?
Tim also loves cheese puffs and miniature corn muffins.

Day Four   /   lettering by Claudia De ALMEIDA

Timothy Goodman

Did you see Jessica today?

What did y’all do together?
I was working on location all day drawing a mural. I wanted to go food shopping on the way home that evening, so I asked Jessie if she’d join me. I asked her to meet me at the Union Square Whole Foods, but she wanted me to go to the grocery store that’s below her apartment building. So we flipped a coin for it over the phone (I had a witness with me). She won.


Did anything interesting happen?
I don’t usually get groceries with someone else. She made fun of me for being so picky about my organic orange juice and my almond milk. She also made fun of me for eating too much cereal. I’m from Ohio, what do you want from me? I like my grains. We all have weird food shopping habits, we all have secret single behavior.


Did you learn anything new about Jessica?
I noticed she had some powder on her face. I wonder if that was still on from her day, or if she put that on for me?

Did you learn anything new about yourself?
I realized that I haven’t had the urge to see or talk to any other girls yet. It feels nice.

How do you feel about this relationship/project right now?
I feel good about it. However, I’m starting to realize how difficult/annoying it is to find time to see someone EVERYDAY when you don’t live together. We both have a million things going on, and it’s another thing to put on the schedule.

Is there anything that you want to do differently?
Not today.

Additional comments?
Right before we started the project, Jessie went on a date with some guy. Apparently, he’s been emailing her with a countdown everyday. Hilarious. 38 days left, 37 days left, 36 days left . . .