I went to UT, and then to grad school in Wisconsin. I came back to Texas partly because it's just too damned cold there. I like my job. I like my friends, but they tend to live in the Austin area, so that's where I spend most weekends. My family moved to the Dallas area soon after I did a little over four years ago. That would be my parents, an older bother and younger sister. If you're doing the math I spent a year back in Austin underemployed and living with friends after grad school. The economy was melting down and killed my best job prospects there. I ended up stumbling into a great job up in Dallas.
I'm no master chef but I can cook. I read a lot. I often like to drive and walk fast. If I have a destination in mind, I'd just as soon get there. It's not that I cannot appreciate the journey when the journey is the point, but a trip for groceries is not a journey. It's an errand and my time is precious. I am a late adopter of smartphone technology so I am sometimes wildly out of touch with what they can do. The plus side is I still get child-like glee from things that are banal to most of the populace.
My profile pictures are old. I keep telling myself I should update those sometime, but never in a good picture taking moment. In the meantime, imagine the guy in the pictures, but with short hair, and clean shaven.