Short answer: Coke/Pepsi. Coke with ice. Pepsi straight.
Longer answer: Combine Alan Alda, David Addision (Bruce Willis) from Moonlighting and a bachelors in electrical engineering from Union College.
I went back to school to finish my BS at age 30. I graduated but had decided by then that computer programming was more fun than EE, and got a job with a computer consulting firm.
After working for a few different IT shops, I went solo in 2000. I love working for myself and wouldn’t get “a real job” unless I really, really, REALLY had to.
In my chosen profession, I get to do cool work for small businesses that appreciate my skills. No bureaucracy. No BS. I’m where the rubber meets the road.
Job security? For me, I have it. Others find it in a W2. And that’s fine. I don’t feel one way is inherently better than the other. I just know working in my sweats and glasses all day is best for me.
Yes, I’m technical. But the right side of my brain is far from dormant.
I’ll take a big interest in you and your life. And I expect the same from you.
Will I attend the symphony with you? Of course! Will I grasp the magnitude of the event? Uh, probably not. But I will want to go because it’s something that YOU want to do. It’s something that makes you happy.
And I’ll expect the same from you.
I have an irreverent sense of humor. I’ll expose the absurdity in any subject. But I’ll be very careful not to hurt your feelings.