My name is Jake.
I work at a middle school.
It rules. I laugh constantly.
I teach English Language a Arts to kids with learning disabilities.
It's challenging, but I love what I do.
Spent my life in Northeast Philly and the surrounding suburbs. Just moved to West Chester where I know precisely nobody...
I am in my final semester of grad school at Temple (Go Owls) inching my way towards a Masters Degree in secondary education .
I can quote the following movies word for word:
Ghostbusters, The Breakfast Club, Goonies, Fight Club, and Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
I love music, the outdoors, humor, Philadelphia, Philly Sports (but mostly Flyers hockey, and Phillies baseball), comics, horror and comedy movies, and traveling.
I can be a bit of a sarcastic bastard at times.
If you like sarcasm, you might find it funny.
If you don't like sarcasm, you might think I'm kind of a dick.
I'm okay with either. I like being me.
I the past I have worked as the following: radio DJ, music promoter, sound guy, and Philly tour guide.
I still love my music, but now its a hobby.
I still love touring people around my favorite city, but now, I just do it for out of town friends and family.
Sometimes it's better to keep hobbies as hobbies.
Things that I enjoy include: craft beer, good whiskey, trips to the beach or mountains, exploring new places, record and book stores, music festivals, comedy shows, hiking trails, art galleries, old video games (i.e. Atari, Genesis, Nintendo games), and museums.
I'm a bit of a leftist, politically.
I've been called a "socialist," by family members.
I don't really enjoy political talk though.
So if you agree with me, fantastic.
If not, that's cool too, you do your thing, I'll do mine, and we can keep sharing this world and making the best of it.
However, if you are the religious type or extremely conservative in your views, we can be friends, but being anything closer than that would probably be insanely difficult.
Physically, I'm in the "working on it" phase.
A while back I had to have a surgery because of an accident. I couldn't do much physically active for a bit, I packed on a bit of weight.
That sucks, but now I'm back I'm healthy again, and its starting to come off, but I still have some work to do to feel and look like I want to again.
I am over 35 years old and the following things still bring a smile to my face:
- longboard skateboarding
-riding a bike
-traveling by train
- Comic and Horror conventions
I'm pretty sure my outlook on life, the world, and encounters with other people all stem from an amazing quote I heard in the movie BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE as a kid,
"Be excellent to each other, and party on dudes."