I am college educated but have worked in heavy construction for most of my adult life(tower rigger, ironworker) with some time taken out to go overseas and see some of the sights in lovely Babylon. I even got paid for it. I recently finished up all the prerequisites for nursing school and am working on getting into the core program to start phase two of my adult life.
During my time overseas I gained a much greater appreciation of how good we really have things in this country. I spent one year riding up and down MSR Tampa engaged in a high stakes Easter egg hunt and a second year tending to the aches, pains, and general malaise of some of the gentlemen who tried to kill me the first time. Bit of a mindfuck- but the difference in how you perceive these individuals when you deal with them on a daily basis vs getting all your information about them through the news would make a fascinating study.
I don't know too many people in this area which is really what brought me to this site. I have lead a gypsy lifestyle for a good portion of my life and moved here from TX after returning from Iraq this last time.
Anything else that you would like to know, just ask. I will be candid and open- if there is something that I don't want to tell you until I know you better, I'll say so.
ETA: I took one of their silly little tests concerning which pic of me is the best. Amusingly- it is the shark one. It tested especially well with geeks, artists, and free spirits- demographically it appealed most to the 23-30 year old cohort. It tested poorly with the deviants and divas though- and, sadly, women over 31. I really just wanted to share that- I find it inordinately amusing. Especially the thought that there may be a 25 year old free spirited, artistic, geeky female that finds me attractive as part of a human/shark dinner date gone horribly wrong.