Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Catchin' Spring Rays

Bicycles, Philadelphia

Skate Shop

Spring has sprung in Philadelphia and I'm taking full advantage. I made a promise this year to myself to learn something new, again - then never let myself lose it. In walks Skateboarding. And there limps Vanessa.  So here's a few shots from the last two weekends of taking in the sites, being adventurous, and catching a sunset. 

Hope you all are well

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Real, Apple-Cider Donut Talk

Me to Me when I've had a rough year so far. A poem of sorts.

It has recently been brought to my attention that I can blame every last annoying/bad/shitty thing that's happened to me this year on Saturn.  Seriously, there's something to say about how your 29.5 year old self can either be literally "to the moon and back" successful or shitting the bed. Bed has seen better days.

Which kind of made me ponder what the actual-fuck success is.

On a micro-level, I'd be happy with cooking 3 squares a day (Success!), not stressing about work (Yesss!), and petting a furry animal (Cha-ching!). Which, lately, has just been my legs. I kid.

Big picture here is that there is no big picture. The good is not coming, the better is not down the road, and success does not come with time.  It's all right here, right now. Reflect, I suppose. So take a chance. Don't stress about it. Eat the fucking donut. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Bladerunner 2049

I had no real interest in seeing Bladerunner 2049 for the longest time.  I'm of that small percentage of people that never saw the original or had a desire to.  I kept driving by this billboard for weeks that reminded me of something I saw once.  The buildings in the background sort of haunted my commute and left me in a weird cloud of foggy nostalgia.  I couldn't put my finger on it. Until the other day I was clicking around this old blog and found a random post with this very tough, symmetrical looking building by Antonio Sant’Elia.  I've somehow always gravitated to the calculated, bold, symmetry of futurist architecture, but never even knew it had a real name.  So I dug a bit and Google-Image-Searched the hell out of this pictureArchdaily did a great write-up of the Barozzi Veiga to-be musem that BR'49 used in the film.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Disc Golf | Tyler State Park

If you're ever around Bucks County, PA check out Tyler State Park.  They have an amazing Disc Golf course sprinkled through old growth forests.  I think we saw about 10 different kinds of birds flying around over the course of the day.  It is super well-maintained and a great way to spend a Sunday.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hawk Mountain | Hamburg, PA

If you're a Raptor enthusiast and you're into tracking Hawks, this is the place to be.  If you're just looking for a great hike and you happen upon the wonders of the mountain - Hawks, snakes, foliage, and other wildlife, consider yourself #blessed #yass.

Hawk Mountain was a nice day hike located along the Appalachian Trail near Hamburg, PA.  Bring snacks and watch the Hawks swoop all day.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


I have the tiniest little backyard and I've filled it with plant bebes galore.  Veggies are growing, herbs are flourishing, and the bird feeder is full.  It's my little oasis, and I enjoy it more everyday <3

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beer Review (57): Voodoo Imperial IPA by New Belgium Brewing Company

BreweryNew Belgium Brewing Co.  Beer: Imperial IPA| Beer Advocate Score: In Review 86 Abv: 11.0%

I checked out Tyler Park's disc golf or "frolf" (frisbee+golf) course last weekend, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  Technical holes in the hollows, open field holes with blooming trees and flowers, and straight and narrow shots along ledges.  I have recently, dramatically, dubbed it my 'calling' and perhaps it'll be a new summertime favorite.  Around about the 9th hole we stopped for a beer break in front of the dam.  This is a creamy, imperial, boozy IPA that is a summertime favorite.  Pair this with a disc and a basket and your weekend is set!