I grew up in a lame suburb just outside Philly, left it to go to the army, then moved into the city. It has been great so far and I wish I had "discovered" the city earlier. I live in Germantown, which isn't city-like but is great nonetheless. I wasn't cool enough for Fishtown or Northern Liberties. Several years ago I purchased a historic home and have been working to restore it to its former glory.
In my free time (when not doing house business) I try to get outdoors as much as I can, and can be seen running, bicycling, or hiking on the weekends. I also spend a lot of time walking around interesting neighborhoods in the city. If I could, I would walk everywhere.
Craft beer, live music, museums, football, autumn, large dogs, barbecues, carpentry, and antiques are great too!
I don't watch TV.
I spend a lot of my thoughts and spare time restoring my 130 year old house.
People usually say I am polite and interesting.
You tell me.
Books: Anna Karenina, War and Peace (that's right), Crime and Punishment, Sherlock Holmes stories, lots more. I don't read much fiction.
Movies: Sherlock Holmes, Old School, Batman Begins, Anchorman, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Gladiator, Barry Lyndon, The Last of the Mohicans, LA Confidential, Django, A Bridge Too Far, 2001, Inception, Interstellar and anything space-related, the new Star Trek movies, Indiana Jones, Borat, Back to the Future
Music: U2, Weezer, The Killers, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Arcade Fire, Airborne Toxic Event, Postal Service, Lumineers, Christmas music, classical music, and so much more.
Family and friends
A good pair of running shoes
Craft beer (in the proper glass)
- Cooking, though I hate it.
- Why new running shoes seem to be getting uglier. Am I getting old?
I drive what I call, an "old man truck"
I once bought a $90 case of beer. It was great.
It is known that I grow a beard in the winter months. It is red.
I love Xmas music. It makes me teary-eyed
Whew, I am glad to get those deep, dark secrets out of the way!
You know what Philly street is paved with wooden blocks