I am definitely a Type A type of person. Things have to get done and done right. I have personal, career, and financial goals that I revise often, and for the most part I achieve them. I have a huge DIY streak in me. Maybe it's ego but I don't believe car mechanics or electricians possess some sort of magical skill. I will read into how to do something then do it myself. You will never find me at an auto shop who can't figure me how to get a light bulb in. I will on occasion go to a shop when it comes to things where I don't have the expensive tools to do so (i.e. changing tires, or doing an alignment).
Unique things about me...
*When I worked at a Quiznos in high school I hated sweeping the floor, and loved to wash dishes. Everyone else I worked with wanted the opposite.
*I love to talk to bus drivers, taxi drivers, or other people at the airport. Most think they have a boring job but they get to meet interesting people all day long.
*I consider Battlestar Galactica to be the best TV series ever made. There is drama, action, and some of the best character development ever seen in a TV series.
*One of my favorite bikes is a Dahon folding bike. I wish I had more reasons to use it. I almost want to spend a month in New York so I can use it everyday.
*I was vice president of the Computer Club in high school. Because even then I wasn't a natural leader.
*I took 15 hours of classes for a summer semester in college in order to graduate on time.
*Setting expectations is important to me. I'm not always on-time but if I'm late I will let you know before I get there.
*Growing up I spent many summers in Hawaii with family picking Lychee from my grandparents property. It was an amazing experience and I sold the Lychee to farmers market merchants, which gave me some spending money. Oddly I'm not fond of Lychee.
*I have been accused of being an elitist by past partners. I tend not to think of myself that way, but as very opinionated of who I associate with. I grew up very middle class so I guess I don't know poverty. I have no interest in associating myself with people who do drugs or don't work for a living, or blame their troubles on 'the man'.
*I spent most of my college years living with a gay, republican, gun owning roommate. I am about as tolerant as anyone could be since I am none of those, we are still great friends.
*I love to thrift store, antique, or pawn shop. I'm always looking for a rare or unique find. Dolly Python in Dallas is one of my favorites. The best thrift store find I had recently was 10lbs of Legos for $15 in this shop off South Congress in Austin. When I'm out on the road for work I try to find cool and unique shops to check out.