I could take three or four paragraphs to tell you about myself, my job, my family...but I won't. Rob Gordon put it best in High Fidelity when he said, "What really matters is what you like, not what you are like." With that in mind, here are the things that I like:

I like music.
With the exception of manufactured mainstream country, I'm good with everything from Grandmaster Flash to Marilyn Manson. Specifically, I'm most fond of old school hip-hop and the small-time folk scene.

I like hot coffee and cold beer.
Give me anything from a fancy gourmet blend to the coffee that's been on the gas station burner for eight hours. It's all good with me. I used to be partial to an ice cold Miller High Life but my tastes have evolved greatly over the past few years. Now having made the decision to abstain from alcohol altogether, I've discovered the world of non-alcoholic brews. I have to say, there's some decent stuff out there if you can find it.

I like movies I don't have to think about.
Occasionally I can tolerate a psychological thriller or an action movie here and there, but more often than not, I prefer a movie I can zone out to uttering an occasional grunt of laughter. I don't have the attention span for anything deeper than Super Troopers.

I like sports.
I'm a fan of the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles, the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs...and the New York Knicks.

I like records.
Unlike most people who say they prefer vinyl to digital, I won't pretend that I can tell any difference in sound quality from one recording to the other. I just like the crackle that the needle makes when it first hits the record. It sets the stage for hearing good music more than clicking a mouse on an mp3 file ever will.

I like stuff.
Call me a pack rat. That's fine. But there's something special about having kept the things of my childhood. Memories are one thing. But being about to physically hold those memories is another.

Some of the things I share here may bring back memories for you, provide you with a few minutes of mindless entertainment, or even bore you to tears -- but these are things that I remember, things that I like. After all, what really matters is what you like...not what you are like.

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