I love Philly, but grew up in the woods of New England. I am working towards a plan so I can have the city and country in my life, equally.
When I taught high school one of my favorite students informed me that I would "meet my future wife at a 'rave-type' event. She will have purple hair." I have no idea where this statement came from. Could this magical person be you?
Current: K-6 Elementary music. I plan to take over the world with a Kindergarten Kazoo Choir and Bucket Drums.
Old: teaching drumline and running the recording studio at a high school in North Philly. I am convinced that all high schoolers have un-diagnosed ADHD... Now add drums to this equation.
Giving overly enthusiastic kids side-hugs that are just shy of a headlock.
Cooking. Although I am no longer veg I can still make a bangin veg chilli.
I like to do-it-myself, from woodworking to fixing stuff at home. A friend and I are making a cabin in the woods. For the everyday, not doomsday.
...till too late.
Music - anything and everything. No really, from classical to country to free-jazz to death metal. Currently: Monolord, Black Cobra, Cat Power, Will Oldham, Sam Cooke, John Fahey, Magnolia Electric Co., the Melvins, Big Business, Notorious BIG, and lots of jazz.
You don't have to like metal or hardcore or noisier stuff, but don't mind if it's on sometimes to deal with a rough day, or get some cleanin done son.
TV: Parks and Rec, The Office, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Deadwood, and the old Arrested Development.
My close friends/family.
A cast iron pan
Some books (a few light reads, a few heavy theory).
Some sort of percussion instrument (which I suppose the pan could double as).
I tend to see this question as a deserted island list. Anything else I would form out of coconut husks and sea shells. Primitive backwood crafting yo.
Having a beer with Scott Franzke and Larry Anderson.
How Chooch got that cheek scar...
I'd love to meet someone who frequently bolts out of bed to jot down an idea, write a song, or make some art cuz it just can't wait till morning, and yet still understands that creativity and stability are not diametrically opposed.
Fellow teachers get brownie points. It's not a job-snobbery thing; it just means we'd have similar schedules.
Ladies who can kick my ass at Scrabble, but won't rub it in too bad...
And lastly, if you want to ride some bikes.