Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've decided to burn this section to the ground and start over.
I've always thought I knew what I wanted in life, but I recently
realized that was probably a lie. I realize now that I'll never
want kids, so if you do or if you already have kids then I can save
us both a lot of time and tell you to stop reading now.
Aside from that, I'm not all that certain of what my life has in
store. In the last couple of years I've traveled a good bit so I'm
trying to figure out if more of that is in order or not.
I have a ton of hobbies. Perhaps too many; I always have several
projects going at once. I supposes it's nice because then jumping
between them keeps me from burning out on any one thing; however,
it's frustrating at times to have so many unfinished things sitting
around. I also work more than I should which makes it difficult to
devote more time to projects.
What I’m doing with my life
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I moved to Madison for a job at Epic. One of their nice perks is
the sabbatical. I'm eligible for a 4-week vacation to anywhere in
the world (on top of normal vacation), so I'm currently trying to
figure out what I want to do with that. I picked up learning
I've thought about going to Germany for a couple of weeks.
Aside from that speed bump in my working schedule, I have the
aforementioned hobbies to contend with. I love being in nature and
off-roading so I'm also contemplating taking those extra weeks and
road-tripping across the West for a while.
When at home, I like to unwind in my workshop. I tinker with
machinery or build furniture. My last project was a new desk for my
home office. I also love wrenching on my Jeep. The next project for
it is probably a new suspension and tires/wheels.
I’m really good at
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Engineering and general problem solving. I love building things,
especially when I have to design the solution myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
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A friend once described me as "very calm". Looking back, it's
surprisingly accurate. It takes a lot to rile me up and I kind of
like that about myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am not very picky when it comes to most things, but I guess I do
tend toward certain genres.
My book choices range from suspense novels to technical books to
psychology texts. My current Kindle books include a couple
engineering texts, a history book, and Tolstoy's War and Peace. I'm
also working on a crime novel by Lee Child (in its physical,
As far as movies go, I normally go for comedies, sci-fi and
action/adventure. I also like some indie films and b-movies. I
bought several movies last year that I've never seen, but I haven't
had time to watch them. Some of my classic favorites are things The
Rock, Armageddon, Swordfish, The Matrix, and Con Air.
For TV, I guess it matches my movie preferences fairly closely. I
like procedural dramas (NCIS, Criminal Minds, etc.), comedies (The
Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother), and
"news" (The Daily Show, The Late Late Show, etc.).
My main music genre is rock, but I also rotate in indie,
alternative, and random other things. I started converting my dad's
old LPs to MP3 and listened to a lot of them along the way. A lot
of the older stuff is pretty awesome. I also have a pretty stellar
collection of my own LPs that I'm cycling in that is pretty
The only foods I really don't like are fish and raw onions. Other
than that I'm pretty open to trying new things.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
There's little I would say I could never do without beyond the
compulsory food/water/oxygen. I'm not going to list 6 things, but
there are buckets of ideas to consider:
Music. I have music playing almost constantly. I have an ever
expanding collection and I really like when random will pull up
some track from 20 years ago and bring a wave of nostalgia with
Technology. It's not just my job, it's a big part of my life. Maybe
this could more correctly be labelled Science. I love constantly
learning about new advances in science regardless if it's the new
mission to Pluto or nano-particle physics.
Art. I am close to running out of wall space to hang new stuff.
Whether it's my own piece or something random from the internet, I
love figuring out what it means to me and what it means to friends.
There are days when I'll just wander around my house like I'm
strolling through an art gallery, except galleries probably require
Human Interaction. This could be either in person or not. I like to
think I'm a loner who loves to spend time at home alone, but the
truth is that after 2 or 3 days I probably need to talk with
someone. My mind races a lot on it's own and having others as a
sounding board helps to make sense of things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The proper way to pronounce GIF.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I had to break it down by percentage, the majority of the time
I'm just at home crashing after a hard week. I work a lot and
Friday is generally when it catches up with me. There are other
times when Friday isn't the end of my work week so I'm probably
traveling to some new city to help a client for the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It's not really that private... but I'm not a fan of chocolate.
You should message me if
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You should message me if you want to. Life is all about doing what
you want. I'm awesome though, so you really can't go wrong.
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