Where to start...
As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be...wait, that's the opening to Goodfellas. Lets try that again.
I guess the basics are that I'm a geek from back way back before it was cool. I got my first copy of Netscape mailed to me on a floppy disk. I love to read, and I like to keep current on the news around the world. I don't work hard so that I can play hard. I work because I love what I do. I get a kick out of solving problems and making things. I think that bringing an invisible idea into the visible world is just about the coolest thing ever. I'm constantly in awe of the fact that people actually pay me to do this.
I was the kid waking up and sneaking out to the living room to watch Dr Who at 4 AM on PBS. I play games like Power Grid and Factory Manager, and I've got a working NES and more than a few games for it. I read a LOT of sci-fi and fantasy books, I've got a standing goal of reading 100 books per year, and I usually blow through my monthly book budget within the first week.
I love coffee and cooking, playing games and reading books, and I love seeing new places. I'm an introvert with delusions of extroversion...also grandeur. I'm not into extreme sportings and their para-biking, or sky climbing or whatever the kids call it these days.
I don't panic.
I always know where my towel is.