Working for a medical device company running one of their R&D groups and having a great time doing it, traveling to different countries, keeping/getting in touch with old friends, and trying to make sure that I don't have any regrets in life. I don't want to ever have to ask myself, what if. A little more eloquently expressed in the quote by Mark Twain below.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones that you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Music - pretty much everything from classical music, classic rock, to top 40
Movies - Usual Suspects, latest Star Trek, Bourne series with Matt Damon, Lord of the Rings, People Like Us, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hobbit series- get to watch a lot of movies on international flights.
Books - History, Business, or Science Fiction although I have not had much time to read lately
2. Family and friends
4. My passport
5. A fast car (a fast car and a curvy road can change your day)
6. A job that makes a difference in the world
Today, just how silly the whole list of questions to find your perfect match is. I spent some time last night before going to bed filling them out and came to the conclusion I don't agree at all with how they are used. The only parts that really mean anything to me are the deal breakers. Other than that, I don't want someone exactly like me. You need to have some things in common but I want someone with interests that I don't have. I want to be challenged by the person I am with, to try new things, to grow as a person. I don't want my life to be predictable (sort of funny for an engineer).
On another random note, I think that the whole saying of marriage being about compromising is crap! If you think you have found that someone special don't give up a thing that is important to you and don't have them do it either because if you can make it work like that, you will never resent what was given up in the hard times and I think that it gives you a good chance of beating the odds and making it as a couple.
Lately I've been think about starting wine collecting as a hobby and have bought a wine chiller for storage. I've brought back 24 bottles so far from European trips this year and have found some amazing wines. I'd like to start collecting some bottles to sell later and see it it could fund my collection for personal use.
Latest thing is what to do and see on my trip to London and Europe over Christmas and New Years.