I work full-time for a major electronics retailer as part of their regional projects team. For the most part, I do work overnights (typically Sunday night through Wednesday and/or Thursday night) and travel a lot to do various remodels, reflows, transformations, and etc....to various stores. About two months ago, I was re-promoted to a position I had about 5 years ago (for all of 4-5 months), running low-voltage wire (data Cat5/video coax) wire to new or old repositioned displays, registers, workstations, and kiosks. A lot of times, I am on the road working overnight (and like they say on boxing/wrestling cards, the "card" (schedule) is as always subject to change at a proverbial "drop of a hat."
I'm a huge movie person/film buff, as I watch a lot of stuff from Hong Kong action to action to B-movie action (one of my college hobbies, as I enjoyed just making fun of them, Mystery Science Theater 3000 - style) to foreign action (a few favorites include "Detective Dee & the Mystery of the Phantom Flame," "District B-13," "The Good The Bad The Weird"). But, I do watch other genres and enjoy them to, from comedies (parodies are good to even chick flick romantic comedies) to sci-fi (yes, I'm a movie dork, I like a lot of sci-fi from Star Wars to Star Trek to Stargate (movie & both series) to Dune (the extended version of the ORIGINAL 1983 movie!). I also don't mind romantic comedies either, as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is still a fave (though "Get Him to the Greek" was a slight disappointment), as is "Definitely, Maybe" and "Enchanted." Recently, thanks to Hulu & Netflix (and a movie recommendation of a co-worker two years ago), I've become very intrigued by Korean film and television shows (more recently the work of writer/director Dong-hoon Choi, namely "The Thieves" and "The Big Swindle").
I also used to be an avid Japanese anime watcher (got hooked after I got out of college, after my graduate coordinator/professor and I co-taught a class for graduate credit with debated doing an anime lecture/section for the class). My all-time faves for anime include nearly everything Mobile Suit Gundam, and Full Metal Panic (recent super-underrated ones include Elemental Gelade, Tokyo Underground, and Melody of Oblivion). Honestly, I do not watch as much as I did about 3-5 years ago, but what I do are a few things on Netflix/Hulu/Crackle and like 2 series I still keep tabs on.
I love music as well (I'm huge into Euro-dance music, especially stuff that was released between 1993-1997, progressive rock/metal, Euro power/symphonic metal, and more. I've really been getting into symphonic metal bands with female lead singers (Evanescance, Within Temptation, Delain, Nightwish, After Forever, Visions of Atlantis, etc...). Pretty much prog. rock/metal keyboardists just amaze me how good they are (Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess, Andre Andersen, Jens Johannsen, etc...).
I'm also a big sports person. I play/watch baseball/softball, golf, and basketball (I'd play hockey, if I didn't have to skate). I'm a huge Cardinals and Blues fan, and well....I do like the Rams, it's just depressing how bad they've gotten in 2 years. I also when I'm on the road for work...I do attempt to visit a pro sporting event when I'm there (last time, went to a Phillies/Astros game at Minute Maid Park). Also, I'm an avid pro wrestling fan (yeah, I know it's the men's soap opera), but I grew up watching it with my late grandfather, and I do keep the tradition alive for him.
While it's a guy thing, I also do play video games, as my friends and I periodically have big game nights (though lately with one of my best friends, it's been a Wii Sports-fest (or if a friend from Oklahoma is in town, ganging up on him to try to take his King of Mario Kart 64 crown, to which he stomps us 1 against 3). :) I honestly don't play that much, compared to some guys out there, but I'm just a casual gamer. To the gamer gals out there, I'm more of a FPS, platformer, actioner, sports gamer. Ask and I'll let you know my fave games. :)
I am very loyal, really caring, and super-sweet. Though I wonder at times if I'm getting played, because of how caring and how nice I am. Last girlfriend relationship, got dumped after I helped the gal move from Illinois to West County (and nearly wrenched my shoulder in the process; course I find out later, she dumped me a week or 2 after her divorce finalized, AND she decided to date a co-worker of hers whose wife left/cheated with him with one of her former HS students she taught....I swear I can't script this stuff up). Last date, basically showed all of the interest in the world 'til our last date (where we were able to meet before I went on the road for a weekend for work), then she became distant, and pretty much boldfaced-lied to me saying her heart wasn't in it/she wanted to move to Dallas....yet she's still over on another dating site every single day since then (and never moved, go figure). I begin to debate whether or not I should just drop the nice-ities, since it seems like women take advantage of the nice guys that are true finds, and find the guys that will use and abuse them.
Pet-wise: I used to have a 16 year old cat named Diamond (who's in a picture or two on the profile here), but I had to put her down in November 2010 (as over that last year she was just really getting bad physically then). Presently, I'm helping out my mother take care of 2 nearly 3 yr. old cats since we rescued them as 4 week old kittens from a litter that a neighborhood cat left abandoned in their garage. They're vocal, but they are adorable (Cali, my cute yet mischievous tortie female cat; and Pumpkin, my Mom's overly-hungry, very loud, very attention loving/fleece-blanket loving orange tabby male). I periodically also have to take care of my mom's Maltese/Bischon-mix, Wags, who's an overgrown white baby. :)