I am inquisitive and pay attention to the world around me. I'm fairly curious about how and why stuff is the way it is and this has filled me with useless knowledge. I also like things that no one else seems to like, like:
- architecture (highly recommend the Chicago architecture boat tour next time you're in Chicago),
- transportation (did you know that Washington Union Station used to see service from six different railroads?),
- putting things into space (if you're in Arlington or Alexandria and the news said something about a launch from Wallops, look in the general direction of National Harbor about a minute after the scheduled launch time), and
- comma series and parentheses.
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in DC that gives zero craps about anything to do with politics. But if you need someone to tell you about things as wide ranging as the origin of coffee, why there's no J Street, or the reasons why there were so many daughters in Pride and Prejudice, I'm your man.
I grew up close enough to Pittsburgh to say that I'm from Pittsburgh, but am not actually from Pittsburgh. Butler, home of the Jeep, if you have knowledge of Western PA. Pennsylvania doesn't have a whole lot of jobs in the space industry. And by "not a whole lot" I mean "there are none." It did, however, have a job that would make me come home from work literally covered in diamonds. Ask me about that.