I'm kinda like a suburban Tim the Toolman meets Doc Brown meets Alton Brown sort of dude. I love building things with my hands, turning an idea into something physical, finding ways to blend my hobbies and passions. Building a BBQ smoker is probably the most fun I've had in a long time and is the perfect example of what I'm talking about. Programming an arduino thermostat, a dash of thermodynamics for the purpose of food!
I'm probably one of the only single guys in my neighborhood, but it's kinda neat how my neighbor's kids will sometimes come over when I'm working in the garage sayin "hey uncle Chris, what'cha doing?". Did you ever have somebody in the neighborhood where you grew up who you'd take stuff to when it was broken? That guy that'd help fix your lawnmower, car, lamp or whatever? My dad was that guy. I think that'll be me too... it's pretty much in my blood :)