First thing's first. I've been told that you can tell a lot about someone just by their choice in career. I'm not entirely sure if this is accurate or not, but to those of you who subscribe to this theory, I'm an Electrical / Controls Engineer. I enjoy my job, which is rare to hear from a lot of people these days. It occasionally sends me all over the place, bit I enjoy the new experiences related to it.
I have many hobbies. Some may go as far as to say that I have Hobby A.D.D. Here's a general list of them...
Cars, Auto Racing, Working on Cars
Music all types, playing guitar and bass
Traveling, road trips, trying new things
Golf, bowling, mountain biking, road biking
I would love to find someone who I can share my interests with, and join her in some of her interests. As I said, I enjoy trying new things.
I generally have a very positive attitude. In fact, sometimes even the biggest things don't bother me much. I just find a way to deal with it as best as I can and move on. I live by a phrase said by a good friend: "Don't sweat the small shit." I do believe that when you let go of the little issues, it's easier for you to make the most of your life.
My family is a huge thing in my life. I've previously had people try to get between me and my family, and it didn't end up too well. My parents are still married, 28 years later and I have two really cool sisters and an adorable little niece that never ceases to crack me up.
I am also part of a four person team who organizes and runs the Mazda Owners Car Corrals at Grand Am series races. Each of these corrals is used to raise money for a charity of one of the race team's choice. In addition, we give Mazda owners tours and tech talks with the drivers and their crews
Joking around. If you can't make fun of yourself, who can you seriously make fun of in life?
After that, they usually ask if I'm Asian, and I have ot tell them no.
Favorites inclde... Dream Theater, Metallica, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Tesla, and all sorts of other bands.
Movies: Most comedies, action movies, I'll give any movie a shot. Favorites: Clerks 1 & 2, any Mel Brooks movie, The Departed, The Prestige, Big Lebowski, Dogma, The Bourne Trilogy
Books: "The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy" will always be one of my faves. I just finished reading "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" by Tucker Max. While funny enough that I laughed out loud on the plane over here to Beijing and got funny looks, it's refreshing to know that I'm not a tool like that. Not sure what I'm starting next.
Food: I like all foods. I'm always willing to try something new. I love Italian, Mexican, Chinese, German...pretty much anything.
I will say that after eating real Chinese food here, I may have a hard time ever eating Western Chinese food again.
My family, first and foremost.
One of my guitars (doesn't matter which)
Various other things. I can't just choose 6 random things