The boat is a floating lab, incorporating all my favorite toys. This is immensely fun, of course, but also kind of overwhelming... I'm finite, after all, yet I keep gathering gizmology as if I have infinite time. Imagine a sort of starship with electronics lab, ham radio, machine shop, 3D printer, holodeck, audio production, networks, data collection, ROV, piano, and cat... plus all the comfort things like an efficient galley... and that's my home. Projects are endless but alluring, and I'm lonely here in the playground.
This year's major project is an electric/hybrid repower, turning the boat into a big fat floating Prius... then we'll button 'er back up and take off in 2018 to explore Northwest waters, launch the probes, hop into the pedal/sail trimaran to go poking about, add tech/adventure tales to the blog and YouTube channel, work on the books, turn the cranks on nickel-generators, eat well, and generally enjoy life aboard as much as possible for as long as possible. I don't want to do it alone, and have made huge progress already on the infrastructure.
It's funny, getting older, noting the gradual shift in priorities. In my younger years I was ever so fond of beginnings. I still am, when it comes to learning curves and travel... but in the domain of the heart the beginning is but the opening of a door. It takes a long time to build the kind of shared context that translates into satisfying communication bandwidth, in the process spawning a new shared identity that is major parts of each of us, plus the magic that happens at the boundaries when we get nudged out of old ruts and habits. It's time to pursue a partnership; I have the patience for it now, and want a long-term love. Nothing feels more important.
Current reading is neurobiology and various piano texts, along with whatever supports my latest geeky fascination; current writing is a sprawling tech/adventure narrative of 17,000 miles on a computerized bicycle, along with more modestly scaled bloggage about ongoing projects.
I went ages without a TV so am clueless about the past few decades, but recently (now that I have the bandwidth aboard!) have been guilty of binge-watching Halt and Catch Fire, Silicon Valley, Humans, The Americans, Sherlock, and Mr. Robot.
Ah, food... I love cooking when I take the time to treat the galley as a lab and the meal as a project. If it's just solo meatspace maintenance, I get lazy.
Or... you're just curious about someone who says such crazy things in a dating profile.