I'm a fan of terrible puns (to the general dismay of those around me). I worked in a science museum for 5 years as an educator and am an engineer now. I consider myself a lifelong science geek, so be careful what you get me talking about. I can and will ramble about paleontology or astronomy until I'm blue in the face.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a test engineer, and I work on satellite batteries for a living. Knowing I'm responsible for putting something in orbit really drives me, and I look forward to seeing my projects launch. I've been fascinated by astronomy for as long as I can remember, and I'm really glad to be involved in something so closely related to it.
When I'm not at my desk, I like to spend my free time hiking, camping, or listening to music. When it's too cold for any of that, you'll probably find me wrapped up in a podcast of some kind.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyebrows are HUGE! (Sort of. Not really.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I used to buy more music in a year than is probably sane or reasonable, but lately I've curbed that down a bit. A few favorites (in no particular order): Rainbow, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Queen, Daft Punk, Halestorm, Flogging Molly, B. B. King, Gorillaz, Darby O'Gill, The Kelly Bell Band, Doc Watson, David Bowie, Royksopp, and Tenacious D.
There's never been a Michael Crichton novel I didn't devour. Lately I've been working my way through the Discworld series, and have been particularly enjoying the exploits of the Night's Watch.
I could list TV shows for ages, but Doctor Who, Firefly, Arrested Development, Sherlock, and Battlestar Galactica sum up my tastes well. Current Binge: Farscape
If it's funny or a western, I'll love it. Some of my all time favorites though are Duck Soup, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Once Upon a Time in the West.
I'm also a big fan of podcasts, including The Bugle, Stuff You Missed In History Class, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, and The Thrilling Adventure Hour.
The six things I could never do without
-Some form of music streaming service
-A kitchen (I've been known to bake late at night if I can't sleep)
-My Hiking boots
-A constant influx of fascinating, yet ultimately useless trivia
-My favorite travel hammock
-Friends to go out and do unappologetically nerdy things with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The Meaning of Life. Particularly, what it would take to get Eric Idle to pop out of my fridge and start singing The Galaxy Song.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing the same thing we do every night Pinky!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Going to a bar dressed as a pirate is a whole lot of fun. It's even better when ours is the only table with costumes in the whole establishment.
You should message me if
-You feel more at home outside than in
-Your coat's kind of a brownish color
-You've laughed at least once reading my profile