I've also led quite an unbelievable life. I've been married, divorced, shot, stabbed, taught English in South America, ran my own printing business when I was 17, was the president of a Hispanic-based engineering society (despite being only honorarily Hispanic), was almost kidnapped at gun point, almost crashed a biplane, etc etc. My life will be a movie one day. If you'd like to know more, I'd love to swap stories.
I was born and raised in the south side of Chicago, though I've left my heart in many cities around the world: London, Krakow, Venice, Tokyo, Cartagena, among others. Now, I'm here in California, and while I love it, I do miss the thunderstorms back home.
I have a big heart. I'm part teddy bear, part knight in shining armor. I'll do anything to take care of my friends and those that matter most to me. And I'll do just as much for people I've just met. This past 4th of July, bought Nerf guns for a friend's neighbor's kids that I'd just met, and then proceeded to play with them, being chased and giving chase. For those keeping track, they won.
I'm creative. I have lots of little notebooks scattered around with drawings, schematics, stories, and ideas for novels. I come from a long line of creative types, and I'm the result of a physical craftsman and literary genius, being able to craft things equally with my hands or my imagination.
Favorite movies: Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead, NightWatch (sorta a theme here lol), Lost in Translation, Life Acquatic, Sideways, What Dreams May Come, Eden of the East.
Favorite music: Roger Waters, Thomas Truax, The Killers, Queen, Theory of a Deadman, Sting, Chopin, Sentenced.
My Car - nothing fancy, but I love road trips, and long drives are my truth serum, I open up completely at 65mph.
A Notepad - either on paper or on the computer, I have dozens, in partial form and scraps, and someday I'll get all my ideas together.
The Internet - yes, I know its an easy answer, but all that knowledge, its like having the Library of Alexandria at my fingertips.
My Kindle - I carry this with me pretty much everywhere, I read 2-3 books a week, and being able to sketch or read or play games on the same device, brilliant!
My swiss army knife - yes, it's the same one MacGuyver uses. It's always in my backpack. I've fixed so many things for so many people, that it becomes second nature for me to automatically try to help people.