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My buddy Blake’s awesome Halloween mix….


1. CFCF- “Jump off the Train”

2. Oddisee- “After Thoughts”

3. Robert Glasper ft. Common and Patrick Stump- “I Stand Alone”

4. Cults- “High Road”

5. Danny Brown ft. Charli XCX- “Float On”

6. Basia Bulat “It Can’t be You”

7. Laurel Halo- “-Out”

8. Russian Circles ft. Chelsea Wolfe- “Memorial”

9. Best Coast- “I Don’t Know How”

10. Tim Hecker- “Black Refraction”

11. Sarah Jarosz- “Simple Twist of Faith”

12. Oddisee- “Own Appeal”

13. Four Tet- “Parellel Jalebi”

14. Blue Sky Black Death ft. Child Actor- “II”

15. The Head and the Heart- “Homecoming Heroes”

16. Yuna- “Falling”

17. Polica- “Chain My Name”


Pie Night Itinerary:

  • It happens on Wednesdays at all Village Inn’s across the nation
  • Free pie can be had when you buy an item to go along with your pie such as coffee.
  • Certain pies are free, typically they’re fruit pies. You can also roll “feature,” which is a different pie every month.
  • My friends and family always have a good time – the more people who join in, the better the experience.


I cherish pie from the filling to the crust it is one of my favorite desserts. The beginnings of Pie Night emerged when my friend Charlie talked about going, and has since grown into something bigger. My family and friends have gotten into the experience of the free pie frenzy.

I also love Pie Night like Sunday Night Dinner and Hipster Tuesday, in that it is a night I get to spend it with others.  My friends and family all gather around one table and the wild ruckus begins.  We swap stories, talk about music, movies, and the happenings of the week.

If you have read some of my previous posts, you know I enjoy the idea of traditions and how we create tighter relationships with them.  Pie Night, like the other routines I have, has made me come closer to my friends and family and to continue to have a bond with them that will never be forgotten.

Classically yours,


Hipster Tuesday


·      Started in late 2009

·      This is a day that the great minds of my crew come together and discuss the great music of the week over dinner, coffee and a movie.

·      The name comes from my friend Coop’s wife Sarah, who jokingly called it “Hipster Tuesday.”

·      We eat at the same restaurant since the first day we commenced the meeting

·      Coffee is still at the same joint.

·      The crew decides on a movie we all want to watch each week.

·      The crew has nothing but fun, and laughs the entire night.

This is one of my favorite parts of the week, when I kick it with my crew who includes Coop, Snyd, Blake, and  Tuck. It has produced some of the most memorable and quotable nights.  I can remember when we first started the Tuesday routine back, back in the day and how it finally felt like I was forming the most solid crew of friends that would forever be my friends.  We swap music, tell stories, and simply have the best time.  This hasn’t changed and I hope that it continues to remain the same for years to come.

 Classically Yours,





My mom started the idea of Sunday Night Dinner about three years ago in order to bring our friends and family all together.  This day is perfect for the get together – all of us are off during the evening and are able to participate.  During the beginning of the week, we decide on what the dinner menu will be. Everyone brings a given side dish, desert, utensils, etc. to contribute.

This week, we had sliders with French fries – this is one of the group’s favorite dishes to make and enjoy. Every week varies, but each choice is always solid.

 Sunday is my favorite day of the week because I am able to share good conversations and eat great homemade food with others.  I feel like this is an important thing for my loved ones and me. We can meet one night a week to enjoy each other’s company and talk about what we have to look forward to the upcoming week.

Classically Yours,



  • To hang out with friends and family as much as possible
  • Keep my run schedule consistent in preparation for my marathon in November
  • Actually complete my summer reading list
  • Go to at least one or two more concerts
  • Eat Pineapple Whip at least once
  • See more movies at the theatre
  • Enjoy the summer weather
  • Keep my looks fresh and cool to battle the summer heat
  • Make fresh lemonade
  • Buy swim trunks in preparation for learning how to swim
  • Keeping creative

Classically yours,


Metal Gear Solid


Growing up, the family pastime was hanging around the TV and playing tons of video games. They ranged from the latest ‘Madden’ to the newest ‘Zelda.’  We played the all and had every console imaginable.  It was our way of relaxing and spending time with each other.

As I have grown I haven’t “gamed” in a matter of years now.  I began to see video games and the life that comes with one being a “gamer,” as boring and not something I wanted to continue to partake in.  There is neither nothing wrong with being a gamer, nor is it necessarily a childish thing – I just seemed to grow out of it and became interested in other things.

I would say my favorite game of all time would be ‘Metal Gear Solid.’ The games main focus is around the character of Snake and his adventure against a group of terrorists who have nuclear weapons. It was one of the first games of its time to popularize the use of stealth attack.  Snake, for the most part, is unarmed and has to use a stealth style of fighting to kill off the enemies.

I would sit and play this game for hours and race against my friends to see who was able to beat it faster.  The goal was to defeat the game in a certain amount of time to obtain a stealth suit, in which the enemies wouldn’t be able to see you.  It was one of the greatest rewards I can remember achieving in a game.

There were many games that I loved, but “Metal Gear Solid’ was the game that I have the fondest memory of playing and will be forever my favorite game.

Classically Yours,



ThriftI am a thrifter, and part of being one is finding the best deals.  I frequent the same spot twice a week – not only to fuel my love of fashion but to also equip myself with the gear I need for my room, library, record collection, or random things that I feel could be recreated for practical uses.

Of all of the great things I have acquired over time during my “thrift ventures,” I have two that have truly stood out: one of these finds being the Sony Blu-Ray player that I scored for ten dollars and the other a pair of Asics I found in which I ran my first marathon in and finished with for $3.98.

Thrifting can be a hard game and involves a lot of patience. You have to walk in with the mindset that you may not find what you are looking for, but in the search, there may be something that could also be to your benefit.  Keep a positive outlook and an open mind toward your adventures in thriftin’ and you will find some great things.

Classically yours,


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My favorite DIY would have to be my whale sweater, which sparked my interest in recreating my own clothing. The project, like most others I have done, started off very risky, because of the unknown outcome; I had never attempt such a task. The results seemed more flawless than I expected from the pattern I created to the actual process of using a stamp. It withholds a future, in which I see myself creating my own clothing that is uniquely me.

Classically Yours,


Pavlov WarholDuring the month of June, I will be doing a few things: celebrating the dawning of Independent Gentleman (just one year ago) as well as the month of my birthday. Each day I will write a post pertaining to the blog and me.  My hope is for my readers to get a better feel for who I am and the direction of the site with each entry.

Classically Yours,