I'm a 29 year old substance abuse counselor born and raised in NJ. I am passionate about my work and plan to continue my education to better myself and my skills. I'm working with kids who are struggling with drug addiction. I'm am a behavior therapist, teaching young minds right from wrong. I tend to get the kids that everyone has given up on but I do not believe in a throw away child.
I am a recovering drug addict with 12 years of sobriety under my belt. I have had a life different than most and have experienced things most people shouldn't. I'm not embarrassed or ashamed of who I am and I'll talk about it if you ask me. I'm a proud member of the PHELLOWSHIP, Happy Hour Hero's, Wharf Rat's, and other jam band recovery groups so my sober family is much bigger than my real one (and constantly growing!) This doesn't in any way affect who I go to shows with or my opinion on others actions, where all their to have a good time in whatever way what is so don't be shy if you party a bit it really doesn't bother me.
The rest of my time is spent doing what makes me happy in whatever ways that I can. I go to a lot of concerts, Music is a huge part of my life, I've been following jam bands like: Phish, Moe., Gov't Mule, Umphreys McGee, Spearhead, Wide Spread Panic, etc... around the country for years. I also like comedy shows, sporting events, movies, mini-golf, camping, hiking, the beach with my puppy, snowboarding, etc...
I love animals, I have a 1.5yr old pitpull puppy that I rescued who lights up my life. I also have 2 10yr old turtles that are fun to watch.
Sports teams Include - NY Giants, NY Yankees, NJ Devils. I can deal with people who love other teams unless you are an Eagles, Cowboys, Red Soxs, Rangers, and Flyers fan. May sound silly but I don't want to argue every season, just the facts...
I'm not much of a reader (damn adult a.d.d!) but I do like menu's, um ingrediant lists, and instruction manuals (who am i kidding I dont read the instructions)
Some stuff i like:
Movies - ok ok I'll admit it, im a sucker for a romantic comedy I also like comedy, action, and horror. I have a weird problem with Zombie movies and I have had a zombie attack plan of action in play since I was 6 (no...Really)
Food - My best friend and my worst enemy. I really love all types of food and I'll eat anything once. Since I like it all I'll just say leave out sushi, sorry, I just can't do it.
Music - The Dead, Phish, Gov't Mule, Moe., Galactic, Umphreys McGee, Spearhead, Wide Spread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks Band, Soulive, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Les Claypool (anything he does is awsome), The Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Sublime, Faith No More, Hatebreed (doesn't fit but who cares), Red Hot Chilli Peppers, NOFX, Penny Wise, The Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, The New Mastersounds, Particle, Ween, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, DJ Logic, Medeski Martin and Wood, etc...
The music list can go on forever... I listen to everything and change the sound to suit my mood. From 70's funk, to 80's pop, to 90 rap, to metal or punk and thats just on the way to work!
Any thing else I forgot or left out just let me know.
The band/artist I have seen the most live has been Phish for over 13 years.
3 of my other top bands/artists I have seen the most live are Moe., Galactic, Les Claypool
On my night off you could probably find me Concert/Movies/work
One of my favorite shows was Moe. 4/20/02
A fun show memory is Superball was my 30th b-day party from my family!
My favorite venue is Susquehanna Bank Center Camden NJ. Phish is the Ki
My astrological sign is Cancer and that gives me the right to be overly empethetic
If you like me, you'd better like My Family and My Dog (Milly-Grace)
If I could play any instrument it would be Bass, I use to play but i stopped
Two things that are important to have in my life are my sobriety and my family
I would love to learn how to paint
The quickest way to my heart is honesty the quickest way to my bed is by asking
If im not out seeing live music I am usually snowboard, golf, or anything else that makes me sm
A song that usually gets stuck in my head is Crosseyed and Painless
If i could choose anything off the dinner menu it would be Pizza...Great now I want Pizza
Usually dance down or Chill /absorb/ head-nod
Lawn or Pavilion
Camping at a festival or 5 Star Resort
Coffee or Tea
Solar or Fossil Fuels
Wine or Beer
Show up with tickets or Find them on lot
Moma Dance or Slave
Sammy Smith or Bud
Free Trade or Fair Trade
need the gym
a few extra pounds
too much chips and queso
Substance Abuse Counselor
never - never
not interested - 12 years sober
How I get around town:
How I spend my free time:
building snow men
and much much more!