Converting the world to my way of thinking? (You'll have to check back with me on that one.)
Of course, everyone else is wrong and I'm right. Obviously. ;)
Please pardon the interruption.
Yet I digress...
I strive to be a good person. I have a wonderful daughter (in the interest of full-disclosure) that I see as often as I can. I am a creative, with design as my chosen career. Done it for many years and I have a difficult time seeing myself doing anything else. I grew up with my grandfather who owned a printshop and the town newspaper. Did a 6-year stint in the Navy. Thought I wanted to be an architect but chose Industrial Design. There isn't anything else I see myself doing.
I love the outdoors. I love biking (on- and off-road), camping (primitive-ish), hiking, tennis and skiing. I dig a swanky club or a great restaurant but gas station burritos have a certain appeal as well. I'm open to anything. (We'll call that a "diverse palette.)
I play guitar and bass, and when the mood strikes, a buddy of mine and I pop in and play at various open stages. Fun and cathartic.
I like to get my "geek" on. (Yes, I played Dungeons and Dragons as a kid. Sorry.) I'm a SciFi fan, but Michael Bay wears on me. I'm all about a good story. I love the question, "What if?" So I'll take a Gattaca (they casted freakin' Gore Vidal for christ's sake,) over Transformers any day.
I don't enjoy heated debates about politics or religion. I generally vote "Democrat" since I'm definitely a socially liberal progressive.
This is long enough already...
I hate to be called a "nice guy" but I usually am. I tend to care for, and put others before myself. I hold doors. I say "please" and "thank you." I do not appreciate rudeness.
Print, Communication Arts, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, AnandTech, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut, JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, Joseph Conrad, Shel Silverstein...
Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Top Gear, Mythbusters, Anything National Geographic, Cosmos (I miss Carl Sagan), Nova, A lot of documentaries...
2. My Coffee (For the love of all that is holy, don't take my joe! :)
3. My guitars. (My avocation and catharsis.)
4. My Mac (It's how I make my money.)
5. My paycheck
6. My family. They're there for me when others aren't.