I grew up on a farm in Illinois and joined Uncle Sam's Misguided Children when I was 19. I finished my military service with a 6 year stint in the Navy.
From there I moved to the SF Bay area where I worked in the semiconductor industry for about 2 years and then started on my degree. When my current job opportunity opened up I left school and went back to work. I love school but get bored with it and feel unproductive after a couple years.
I do not yet hold any degree but someday I would like to have a PHD in Physics. I enjoy math and science greatly.
From my mother I inherited my artistic side and I love art, going to museums, etc. I learned how to cross stitch and enjoyed doing it but it is far too time consuming so I don't really get around to my projects.
I have a small instrument collection. I played trumpet in school but haven't played it in years, and I on and off am learning guitar and banjo. I also have a mandolin and a couple violins but again, time is the biggest constraint.
I enjoy walking, hiking and cycling, so if you'd like to just get out and active, let me know!
I think writing this section is hard because it is difficult to not try to make yourself seem something you're not. We all have views of who we want others to see us as and who we actually are. I guess it's easier for me to make lists of things I like than to write an actual summary.. :P
I enjoy Autumn weather (cool, sunny breezy, not our fire season weather).
I have a love of being outdoors and a disdain for being indoors but can be easily confined by this evil computer device. It makes me do things like look at Facebook, play Battle Pirates on Facebook, play Minecraft, and search OK Cupid a lot. Some days I wish my computer were broken, but I'm by no means a couch potato… :P