I was trying out a new spot called Social. It’s on 14th Street just north of the Columbia Heights Metro. I just was having drinks, but the food looked fantastic. They do several portion sizes as well so that you can share plates easily. Very cool place…worth checking out.
It was there that I met Jim and Jacqie, a young New Jersey couple transplanted to Silver Spring. Jim is a video editor. Jacqie teaches art at a local school. They are getting married this summer. I mostly spoke with Jim.
He is a pretty interesting guy. Frankly I think we are lucky to have Jim with us today. He told me about some rough times in the past that he had with drug use. Today he says that he is drug free. I am sure the road was not easy.
Jim is a big fan of his home state of New Jersey and the opening scene of the movie Way of the Gun…a movie that I have never seen. It was kind of funny…I think he looked at me twice and slowly said, “Way of the Gun.” Speaking of guns…check out this video to see Jim’s tattoo.
This is not a tattoo that you later decide you want removed!
Jim handed the money over to his fiancée. I asked him what he was going to do with it and he said that times were a little tough right now and that he would probably just put it toward rent.