Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello-orooni dear reader!
I like to think that I'm an engineer. Basically, I often like to
take things apart because I think I can put them back together
later. I call this "engineering." Of course, I always end up with a
handful of screws in the end with no idea of where they go. That's
when I start nodding sagely and saying things like "Well, it's
within tolerance..." Basically don't let me fix your things since I
don't guarantee that I can actually fix them.
I like biking
! There's a surprisingly large amount of parks around
San Antonio! Who knew? I like to read
- currently making my way through
"Three Parts Dead."
What I’m doing with my life
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I design ICEE & Slurpee machines. That means I get to drink all
the slurpees I want.
I'm thinking of going back to graduate school part-time to get a
master's in mechanical engineering so I can make even better
Slurpee machines. Maybe these will have lasers.
Other than that, I do what strikes my fancy.
I’m really good at
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Getting things off the top shelf or from narrow places.
Deciding where two holes on a piece of metal should go.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Grey hair. Another decade or so and I might have silver fox status.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Definitely into fiction; ie: Sci-fi (Heinlein, Stephenson),
fantasy (Martin, Pratchett), magic realism (Murakami), and
adventure (Keurouc - who is not really fiction, but whatever).
Unfortunately most of my reading these days is of a technical
nature - engineering & programming texts.
Movies: Not a big watcher of movies these days since Netflix never
seems to have anything that I want to watch, but movies that I've
liked: Shaun of the Dead, Shawshank Redemption, Scott Pilgrim vs.
The World, Amelie, Star Wars, Galaxy Quest, Waterworld, Blue is the
Warmest Color, Outsourced, Thomas Crown Affair, Cruel
Shows: Currently keeping track of Game of Thrones, House of Cards,
Friends, Archer, and It's Always Sunny.
Music: Oh man that's rough. I wish Pandora still had that thing
where it would tell you why it decided to play a song for you -
this way I could copy that description in here. I guess I like
indie/alt/pop rock with lots of synth/instrumental melodies and/or
melodic EDM. I've also got a confession to make here: I can hardly
name a single artist/group and when I listen to music I can never
make out the lyrics.
Food: A salad with fresh cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, mini sweet
peppers, a token amount of lettuce, topped with a bit of crumbly
garganzola, and a splash of olive oil is probably the best thing
ever - none of that bowl of wilted greens and a tomato slice that
you get in a restaurant. Also a huge fan of a delicious burger or
other red meat. Not a big fan of non-fish seafood, but really like
fish & sashimi. Things that are a bit spicy or a bit sweet.
Avid tea drinker and also a lover of the darkest, creamiest,
stoutiest, beers that money can buy.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family, friends, books, internet, delicious nomnoms, and the great
outdoors - but not too far outdoors. One time I went outside and
there was no internet. That was pretty rough.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How does this work? What kind of screwdriver do I need to remove
the screws from the control panel? Am I properly grounded? Wait, am
I supposed to be grounded? Or was it that the other thing. Darn.
Electricity is magic. Back in engineering school all the electrical
engineers would make fun of me for that. Does that wire look like
it's stripped to you? Is that wire live? Is there a defibrillator
nearby... just in case... you know, an accident happens?
At other times I like to just engage in some navel gazing. I'm
fairly sure I've got an entire ecosystem in there. Would I be a
malevolent god if I wiped it out?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
typically out with friends. If not that, then sitting in a state of
suspended animation staring at blank walls until saturday rolls
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sing along to songs when I think nobody's looking. Unfortunately
I don't know what the lyrics are so there's a bit of
"na-na-hey-hey" going on.
You should message me if
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you want to go do things.
Don't get me wrong - I like eating out, watching a movie, and
having a drink (and the drafthouse is amazing for that), but I'd
much rather go somewhere and see something. Geocaching? Sure, I'm
up for that. Drive to the coast to stick your toe in the water?
A-ok-with me. Hike up a mountain? Let's. Rent a bike in Manhattan
and bike up and down 5th avenue while trying very hard not to die
(or get ticketed for biking against the flow of traffic)? Okay, but
bring a helmet. Go up real high, go down real low, or go real fast?
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