Monday, August 27, 2018

Watkins Glen & Keuka Lake, NY

Watkins Glen, NY is one of the most scenic places I've been to. 19 waterfalls that I remember dreading so much 'hiking' to as a kid, I have now learned to appreciate as an adult. The steps carved into the stream's edge and the walkways built behind waterfalls definitely makes the trek worthwhile. Seneca Lake is a sight to see, but not nearly as spectacular as the way nature carved its way through layers upon layers of rock over the course of thousands of years. 

Just like any good ending to the summer, much was packed into a weekend away. Namely a night at Keuka lake. Yea, the funny shaped 'Y' finger lake of NY state. This one in particular is so clean and cheerful that I couldn't wait to get into the canoe and drift away.  Only regret during this entire trip is that it was too short and I would have loved to have my bicycle. Looking forward to venturing back one of these days. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Beer Review (58): 21st Amendment | Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA

Brewery21st Amendment Brewery Beer: Blood Orange IPA| Beer Advocate Score: 3.75/5 Abv: 7.0%

Long time fan of this brewery and the original Brew Free! or Die IPA. Last Saturday was filled with warm, soggy weather brought on by Spring, so I decided to rest the bones and treat myself. This beer is fragrant and creamy with a bold citrus and hoppy bite.  Buy a six pack, have a picnic, you are welcome. 

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.