jmferris215
31 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Just finished a 14-day, 980 mile solo bike ride to raise money for a charity that means a lot to me. And for the adventure of it all. I went round trip from DC to Pittsburgh on a car-free route that includes an abandoned canal tow-path and a rail trail. Then, I biked from DC to Brooklyn to round it out.

I wish there was just one Motown song about online dating.

Currently on a mission to visit each restaurant on NY Mag's Best New Cheap Eats list. And Brooklyn Magazine's 50 Best Sandwiches list.

I'm very tempted to get a dog and name her Zuul, just so I can say, "There is no pet, only Zuul."
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying to make your commute better. No seriously. If you live and/or work in Brooklyn or Queens, that is.
I’m really good at
I make a solid burger and am trying to expand to crab cakes and chicken fajitas.

Also, I can play a pretty mean centerfield in softball.
The first things people usually notice about me
I would say it would be my glasses. If you saw me on my way to or from work on the train, you would probably notice me trying to fold the newspaper so as not to annoy the person standing next to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: City on Fire is a recent read that was really great.

Moby Duck by Donovan Hahn, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon, Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith, The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Music: The new Basia Bulat album.

Waxahatchee, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Ben Kweller, The Black Keys, Rilo Kiley, Mates of State, The Elected, The Walkmen, Bruce Springsteen, Twin Shadow, Allo Darlin', The National, Sharon Van Etten, Camera Obscura, The Decemberists, Elvis Costello, The Lucksmiths, New Pornographers, Weezer, Shout Out Louds, Hold Steady, Dum Dum Girls, Ted Leo, Wilco, Passion Pit, Frankie Cosmos, Mitski, Natalie Prass

Movies: Goonies, Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive, Millions, High Fidelity, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Airplane, Almost Famous, Beginners, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Annie Hall, Big, Mystic River, Up in the Air, Ides of March, Zombieland, Casablanca, The Muppets

Shows: West Wing, 30 Rock, Community, Parks & Rec, Party Down, Scrubs, Colbert Report, Daily Show, Friday Night Lights, How I Met Your Mother, Homicide, Sports Night, iZombie
The six things I could never do without
1. Monthly MetroCard - Gotta get around
2. Seltzer - I don't think I could get through the work day without two or three cans.
3. Friends and Family
4. Running - Nothing helps me clear my mind like going for a run in the evening.
5. Cheese - Seriously, what would the world be like without that?
6. Baseball
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking why people hate the G Train so much. It's not that bad folks! Or the F Train for that matter!
On a typical Friday night I am
Listening to whatever new vinyl record I just picked up and trying to cook a new meal. Or going out with friends for some drinks somewhere in Brooklyn.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was featured in the NY Post's Dating page. The NY Post paid for my dinner! Thanks Rupert Murdoch!

When I'm drunk, I sometimes slip into a Jimmy Stewart accent.
You should message me if
You want to try out one of NY Mag's Best Cheap Eats Places with me.

You're interested in seeing Waxahatchee in May or Mitski in June.

You think Jebediah Atkinson is the new Stefon. You want to find a drive-in near the city.

You think one of the perks of baseball season is listening to Vin Scully call games.
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