Some would say a typical engineering nerd. I'm mostly technical about things that fly, not specifically computers or software. I ran my own business for 28 years and it was just acquired so the pressure on me just dropped a lot. I still work for the new company and my work suits me very well. Between grad school and the business, I didn't take much time for travel, vacations, or even dating. Consequently, I've never been married or had any children. I'm hoping to make some changes in my lifestyle starting now.
What I’m doing with my life
When I was young my dad became concerned that I was spending too much time building model airplanes so he bought me a mini-bike and ordered me to get out of the house. I started racing motocross when I was 15 and have been riding dirt bikes ever since, usually once a week. It's my primary form of exercise. I don't belong to a gym because I don't enjoy exercising unless it's fun.
When I was 18 I started hang gliding and have continued to fly for the past 36 years. I fly when the weather cooperates and I don't have anything better to do. At some point I'd like to get a pilot's license so I can take you up with me.
I eat out a lot because I'm not a good cook, although I appreciate healthy food when I can get it! I like movies and usually watch them in the theater. I enjoy just hanging out, it doesn't take much to entertain me.
I’m really good at
Making things fly.
The first things people usually notice about me
My antlers, I mean eyebrows.
I was born deaf in my left ear so sometimes I speak from one side of my mouth due to the hearing loss. I think most people notice this but no one will admit it to me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't keep these lists at "the top of the stack" but I'll mention a few things that come to mind. For music I still like classic rock with a strong leaning towards prog. rock bands like Yes, Genesis, and ELP. For movies I prefer a good story and just enough action if needed.
My favorite Coen Brothers film is "A Serious Man." My favorite oldies include "The Blue Max" and "12 O'Clock High". I'm open minded about many things so I don't mind watching films expect for the cookie cutter crap that Hollywood has been pumping out lately ( for example Fast and Furious... and Transformers...)
I like food! I don't need fancy stuff, just good food. I end up eating a lot of Mexican and Italian food but I can handle all types.
The six things I could never do without
A windy day with
the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray
and the blown spume,
and the sea-gulls
It's part of a poem (Sea Fever), re-read it!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The inconceivable. Really.
On a typical Friday night I am
Eating out with the nerd herd and discussing any damn thing we feel
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an uncontrollable fear of unicorn stampedes.
You should message me if
You just ordered pizza and can't finish it.
You're willing to let me buy you dinner even if it serves no other purpose than to get both of us out of the house for an evening.