Wow, already two years in this city? I'm so happy I moved here!
Three years ago, I was in Saudi Arabia, trying to find my next job
and experiencing from afar the death throes of my marriage. Those
issues are now settled, and I'm in a great city with lots to do and
lots to learn! I'm looking for a smart special someone to spend
time with, and to form a relationship with.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an avionics technician, thanks to the USAF, now working on
commercial aircraft. I'm a divorced dad of 2 awesome
grade-schoolers, but unfortunately for me, they stay with their mom
in San Diego. I visit once or twice a month, and they visit on
school breaks. I'm also working toward an engineering degree at the
U of A.
I’m really good at
Technical things; wiring, electronics, most detailed manual tasks I
set my mind to. I love building things (what's fitting is that my
current makeshift ottoman is a tub of Legos), fiddling with my
computers, working on my car, word games, and even cooking when I
have the time and the guests to do so. I like playing guitar, but I
wouldn't say I'm really good at it.
Apparently I'm good at chemistry and calculus too, if you need a
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose that it's my height, though I'm not that much taller than
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The His Dark Materials trilogy, 1984, Stranger in a Strange Land,
Lucifer's Hammer, American Gods, The Satanic Verses, the HHGG
series, Infidel, The End of Faith
Black Swan, Sweeney Todd, Burn After Reading, Amélie,
South Park, The Office (UK and US), Top Gear (UK only), Penn &
Teller: Bullshit!, Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!,
Punk, Ska, Folk, and Rock. I can't stomach Country or the kind of
garbage that "greatest hits" radio stations play. My favorites are
NOFX, Bad Religion, Frank Turner, Louise Attaque, Tarmac, Cœur de
Pirate, Cali, Muse, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, mc chris,
Greydon Square, Tombstone da Deadman, Arrah and the Ferns, Rodrigo
y Gabriela, The Pixies, Social Distortion, et al. My Last.fm
station is pretty good; my username is ojspires.
Spicy! I'm no longer the picky kid I used to be. I'll at least try
most things that aren't fungus or pickled. I love Indian, Middle
Eastern, and Mexican food
The six things I could never do without
My kids, coffee, internet, my iPod, a dishwasher, and tools
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm probably thinking about what I need to work on for tomorrow. Or
why am I procrastinating again and not working on it?
On a typical Friday night I am
Working. I'm doing school and work full time, so my weekdays and
weeknights are pretty packed. I'm a member of a few Meetup groups,
and often meet with them on my days off.
You should message me if
you like me so far, or are interested in anything I am interested
in. I'm not all that outgoing, so I'm not really one to initiate
online conversation with someone new. I'm very much open to talking
though; say hi!