I'm a native Philadelphian who loves this damn city and enjoys everyday here. I went to school in Texas then returned here many years ago. Austin reminded of how much I enjoy it here, even though it can be a pain in the ass at times.
I've known my best friend since 1st grade.
I recently, and totally by accident, started running a lot. I've somehow started doing half marathons. I invited a few friends to do a 5k in my neighborhood a few months back and it quickly spiraled out of control.
Movies - Wes Anderson, Kurosawa, Cabin Boy (a truly visionary film), The Search For Animal Chin, Stranger Than Fiction, lots more. Favorites are documentaries.
Shows -The Wire might be the only thing I've watched the whole way through in the past few years. True Detective season 1 was pretty damn great.
Music - that'll take a while. I love playing guitar but I never seem to find time as of late, which sucks and is my own damn fault. All time favorites include Fugazi, Minutemen/anything Mike Watt, Built to Spill, Pavement, Dum Dum Girls, Les Savy Fav, angel Olsen, Raveonettes, Mountain Goats, Black Star are astoundingly great, Pogues, Ramones (and lots of related angst based dysfunction), Shellac, and l have to admit I'm totally loving Chvrches & Beach House as of late - great pop. Feel free to judge.
Food - Japanese and Mexican (having lived in Austin I have a weakness for kick ass Tex Mex now & again). I was a vegetarian for 10+ years & would go back to it if it weren't for my deep seated love of wings, sushi, and salmon. Also Whole Food's Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Covered Caramels may be the greatest snack ever imagined by mankind, they really need to be celebrated.
The well planned use of ellipses
...why ATM machines have decimal places in the withdrawal amount- its not like I can take out $120.38.
...which letter of the Arts Bank sign is out right now.
Also I suspect that the people who type "LOL" are really only producing a slight chuckle at best.
Happy hours are good, shows are better but it depends on schedule - early Saturday morning runs/bike rides take precedence.... sad but true.