30Ardmore, United States
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My self-summary
I returned to Philly about two years ago after living in Europe for a year and a half. Since coming back, I just moved out to Ardmore, I got a new job, and a new couch. So, I'm thrilled with the new chapter in my life.

I'm really into craft beer and started brewing my own. It's still a work in progress, but I just finished a great summer ale with orange and lemon zest that I am excited about

I cook my steaks and salmon on a solid, 2” thick block of salt. And I mean that literally. If you don’t believe me, ask. I love talking about my salt!

I'm also a huge fan of Marlins baseball (source of my user name, btw). I try to spread awareness of the Marlins wherever I go. Since they're so bad, it can be easy to forget about them.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an accountant, which combines the adrenaline rush of sitting in an office all day with the non-stop thrill ride of looking at excel spreadsheets. I’ve been doing it several years and kidding aside, I do like it well enough.

I adopted a 3 yr old Shit Tzu who I absolutely adore. His teeth are so crooked, I think he might be British.

I'm really into exercising. In the past three years, I started two new sports: orienteering and curling:

In orienteering, you get a map, go in the woods, figure out the course, and race to get to the end. There’s no worse feeling than being hopelessly lost in the woods, dead tired, while the clock is ticking by. Ok, that’s an exaggeration. But merely finishing a race feels like such an accomplishment.

If you’re not familiar with curling, basically the object is to slide 42 pound rocks across a sheet of ice to get your rocks closer to a goal than the other team’s rocks. Curling is a lot harder than it looks on tv and it’s my new goal in life to not be completely terrible at it. I got a long way to go.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at trying something new, making a jackass of myself, and having a good time all the while. I once learned a foreign language by spending three months with a family that didn't speak English. We communicated mainly with hand gestures and good intentions.

I'm mad good at Super Mario 3. I've played that game as far back as I can remember.

I know a ridiculous amount of Simpsons trivia and quotes.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I first met my doctor, he commented on how straight my teeth were. Two days later, a friend of a friend made the same comment. Good oral hygiene is no laughing matter.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: 1984, Freakonomics, America: The Book, Catcher in the Rye, Ender's Game.

Movies: Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. The dialogue in both those films is hilarious and outshines the action. Also, The Dark Knight, Wall-E, Robocop.

TV: Worker and Parasite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubckx7X2Nd4

Music: Ellie Goulding is my new music crush. I listen to everything. Mainly, I've been listening to Blaqk Audio, Shiny Toy Guns, and Lana Del Rey recently. And, I feel like I need to include Rage Against the Machine, Streetlight Manifesto and Bad Religion for old time's sake.

Food: Comfort food: meatloaf, pot pies, stews, etc.
Six things I could never do without
1. Adventure
2. Craft beer
3. Pot pies
4. Marlins baseball
5. My running shoes
6. Finding humor in the mundane
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the Sixers are gonna climb their way back to the top. It's a tall mountain.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a remarkably picky eater. It would probably be easier for me to list the foods I like rather than the ones I don’t. Mustard, mayo, salad dressings, and cheese are just some of the foods I don’t like. It’s actually why I got into cooking. I know what I like.
You should message me if
You should message me if you like any of the following:

Joking around with friends
Useless trivia
The Simpsons

Optimus Prime

Interesting conversation
The first letter in each line
The two of us