I'll just get this out of the way and admit it... I'm an engineer.
I like to think that as I'm apt to stare at your shoes rather than
my own which makes me not only an extrovert but the exception to
the sociability rule as far as my peers go... you'll have to judge
that for yourself I suppose ;-)
My work is fairly serious and I'm serious about being a hard
working, honest and forthright person...but I try not to take life
to seriously. Anyone who consistently gets bent by the small
annoyances in life a) hasn't read the news lately (are you really
that bad off compared to the rest of the world!?) b) is burnt and
needs a vacation (been there!) or c) is maybe just maybe having a
rough day... in any case... quite a few of the folks I see/meet in
the world need to calm down a bit.
Factoids... I hail from the Midwest but intend to keep Seattle as
my home for the duration. I work long hours and really like what I
do for a living. I'm able to work those long hours by not letting
that happen every single day and by knowing when to shift gears and
get the hell out of town or down the street for a
coffee/tea/beer/good stiff belt. I don't own a car (hurray for
Zipcar) and get around on my bike (and yes... it's a single speed)
or the bus. I play guitar and sing (and no... I'm not shy about
it). I can't dance to save my life... or yours... but I swear I
will someday... dance that is. I've been an avid diver and surfer
for the past twelve years. I started XC skiing a few years ago and
love it despite needing a great deal of improvement. I also sea
kayak, hike, fish, the usual around Seattle, etc.
What I’m doing with my life
Tackling the challenges of a new job... I still dive for work but
marketing and business development are much more a part of what I
do than design these days... I enjoy it and have the ability but it
is a new level and set of responsibilities. A major plus is being
an active part of building Seattle's infrastructure... this city is
in the middle of several community altering projects that will
affect our lives for decades... I care enough about this place to
put my hand in at getting things done "right".
I don't think it means that I'm having an existential crisis but
what I'm doing now will lead me in the direction that my
professional life will go for the next long while... and that will
likely be away form engineering.
I’m really good at
Bridge pose... or at least I like doing it. I've had a
personal/home/class yoga practice for about ten years.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard if I happen to have one at the time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Lawrence of Arabia, Frontline, most
things except Top 40 anything... and I'm a sucker for female
singer/songwriters, locally I'll go to metal/punk/alt
country/bluegrass/blues/jazz/electronic... love sushi... don't like
things with cream except coffee.
The six things I could never do without
My friends/family, ability to listen, capacity for compassion,
patience, guitar, longboard... I could live without these things
(drama!) but they are very important to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Not thinking to much.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends, decompressing from the week, packing for a surf
trip and checking the ferry schedule.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I studied opera as an adolescent.
You should message me if
you think that no matter the type of relationship... two wholes
make a whole.