I'm a middle child from a large family(two younger brothers and four older sisters). I went to college at Iowa State, and accepted a job at the university after I graduated.
Some random other stuff:
I'm not a morning person. One of the many perks of my job is that I don't have to abide by a normal 8-5 workday. It's more often 9:30-6:30.
I went to Europe for a month when I was 17, and would like to go back someday.
I'm pretty quiet in large groups and when I first meet people.
My Myers-Briggs personality type is ISTJ, which seems to fit me rather well.
I enjoy baking bread.
I now understand why my parents like yardwork.
Taking long walks with my dog, Callie.
Spending entirely too much time playing video games.
Reading books in a single sitting.
Fixing stuff, be it failing backups at work or the bad springs in my motorcycle's front forks.
Movies: My favorite movies are always changing, but I lean towards action and comedy movies. The last couple that I've seen in theaters were This is the End and Pacific Rim.
TV: I got rid of cable a while ago, so I'm mostly watching Netflix and Amazon Prime. Recent shows I've enjoyed are: Other Space, Daredevil, Orphan Black, Blacklist, Luther, and Community.
Music: My music tastes are fairly eclectic. My current playlist includes: Blue October, Cake, The Bravery, Awolnation, The Black Keys, Flogging Molly, Florence and the Machine, Daft Punk, Young the Giant and many others.
Food: I enjoy variety, so I'm always up for trying out a new restaurant. I've yet to try a cuisine where I haven't found something I enjoy. Favorites include a good steak, fish & chips, Pad Thai, cheesecake, blueberries and anything with pesto.
1. Something to read
2. Friends and family
3. My glasses
4. A vehicle
5. A computer
6. A toothbrush
With any luck I'll be out having a couple of drinks with friends.
You have recommendations for good food in the Des Moines area.