Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I grew to love the peace, quiet, and low traffic there. Then I moved to Baltimore, and I love the not-being-bored-senseless here.
I'm a quiet person until you get to know me. Then people notice my dry humor. But quietness and introversion don't mean shyness, nope; it just means that I have a lot of ideas and I just need time to capture and develop them. I'm outgoing, I'm very assertive, and I'll let people know what's up.
I'd much rather be on the road than in the club, and more willing to be in nature. I work hard and I play hard. And I dream big. Maybe idealistically big. I'm okay with this, though.
My passion is (land!) transportation. And engineering. And land transportation engineering. Highways, highway interchanges, intercity high-speed rail, urban underground metro systems (damned light rail), cycleways and rail-trails, and I'm a huge advocate of improving all of these at once because the solution to traffic problems is not simply "more lanes".
I'm car-free and plan to be that way for as long as possible. For those times that I need to drive, I have a Zipcar membership. For everything else, though, I bike. To work, to the store, to Philadelphia, my bike and I are inseparable (well... unless you crash into me, but please don't do that).