I've had a pretty interesting life. Native Austinite, Just moved back home after being away for several years working in west TX. It was an crazy ride but, Phew, GLAD to be home.
I had a professionally licensed, bureaucratic job that I hated. I was living in West Texas; the energy boom priced me out of living in the area so I jumped into the oil industry. It was lots of work and lots of blood and sweat (quite literally). Enjoyed the people and work but saw too much and almost lost my life at my job so I decided to quit and follow my long-time dream of working in the medical field. Overall, and everything considered, I'm glad I did it but would not want to do it again!
I'm currently back in school working on towards an RN and possibly an MSN. Loving it, the people are SO cool and the human body- fascinating!!!
Update now: finished my prereqs, applied and waiting to for a decision from schools. Working at the health department in the meantime. Like it pretty well, though :)
I'm a bit of a science and language nerd and I love being outdoors. Like to cook and enjoy art/music (both making and seeing/listening) I'm pretty down-to-earth and a little bit of a country boy stuck in a city dweller's body: I enjoy big city accommodations but really need to get back to nature to recharge and decompress pretty often.
I'm also a lot more subversive than you might think by looking at me... I've been told by close friends that I camouflage well, but I don't think that's a virtue or vice- just a survival mechanism, LOL!
Dark, sarcastic humor and innocent, playful gestures.
OK, so there is a tongue planted firmly in my cheek.
My library has a lot of Carving/painting/art books. I love trying different foods; only thing I've turned down is thousand year eggs... microbiology ruined'em for me!
Movies: I like comedies, sci-fi, adventure (w/a plot and maybe some acting, if that's not too much to ask) drama... I like foreign movies, particularly German ones.... need the practice! (Sprichst du? ) Goodbye Lenin, Was zu tun wenn's brennt, Sophie Scholl, Amelie, Shaun of the Dead, 28 days, James Bond (any), The Big Lebowski, The Triplettes of Bellville, Donny Darko, As Good as it gets, The brave little toaster, The Godfather, I <3 huckabees, Rushmore, Fletch, Shawshank redemption, Wristcutters: a love story,
Ok, so that seems like a long and wordy list to me. In the interest of full disclosure- I'm kind of retarded when it comes to pop-culture, particularly remembering actors... but I'm working on it!
Building a house out of cob, or leichlehmbau, or sandbags, or maybe just digging it out of the side of a hill?? (I've helped build several conventional houses and a log cabin!)
My car is often full of camping stuff, art stuff, and tools-- but I try to keep it organized.
I also really like crafty/artsy kind of people... :)
You like camping. You speak German or Spanish (need practice on both) or Persian! (I'd love to learn Persian, beautiful language), or Chinese (just got complimented twice by two different speakers on my Mandarin pronunciation!! Super happy about being a white boy who speaks Chinese well!! ) or you like my profile and think we'd get on well (even if just as friends) :)