The epzik8 Roadpage

The Epzik8 Roadpage

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About Me

I am a 22-and-a-half-year resident of Forest Hill, Maryland - about 30 miles northeast of Baltimore - and of planet Earth in general. I have been addicted to highways since I was as young as three years old. Some of my favorite highways are: Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 70, Interstate 83, Interstate 97, and Maryland Route 24, to name but a few.

I have something of an obsession with rail too. I have been on the Amtrak Northeast Regional from Aberdeen, Maryland to New York City's Grand Central Station, Maryland's MARC from Edgewood to New Carrollton, all six lines of the Washington Metro - including the entire Green, Orange and Silver lines - a bit of the Boston T subway, and Manhattan portions of the NYC subway.

I am a triplet. Both of my brothers were born before me. We were born a minute apart from one another on May 18, 1995 at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital.

I have more recently taken up yet another hobby in photographing retail, grocery, food, fuel and lodging establishments across the East Coast. My favorite miscellaneous retail stores are Target, Walmart, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Best Buy and Goodwill. My favorite grocery stores are ShopRite, Weis, Giant-Landover (not that dumpy Giant-Carlisle up in Pennsylvania), Food Lion, Safeway and Aldi. My favorite gas stations are Shell, Sunoco, Wawa, Royal Farms and Sheetz. My favorite restaurants are McDonald's, Five Guys, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin' Donuts, Hardee's, Roy Rogers, Bojangles, Waffle House, TGI Friday's, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster and Chili's. My favorite hotels are Days Inn, Marriott's Courtyard and Residence Inn, Super 8, Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn.

My favorite animal is the equus caballus, or if we must be casual, the horse. I love cats as well. I have an orange tabby named Gordon and a tuxedo named Sox, who was rescued from some woods. My cats are both silly and stupid, always want food and to go outside.

My favorite professional sports teams are the Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals. This is due to the influence of my parents, who respectively grew up in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. My mom, who graduated from high school in Rockville in Montgomery County, also lived outside of Boston, Massachusetts prior to that, and part of her allegiance lies with the Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox. I am also a NASCAR fan with my favorite driver being Joey Logano.

I love new wave and post-punk music of the 1980s as well as well as some classic rock, alternative rock and electronic dance.

I live out in the sticks on well water on a 2.7-acre lot. My house backs to some woods and is bordered by a small stream. I am surrounded by at least three horse farms. I'm about half a mile up the road from Susquehanna River tributary the Deer Creek.

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