I come from a loud, close-knit Southern family where teasing is considered a form of affection. I banter outrageously with the people closest to me, but it's all in good fun - despite the teasing, I'm fiercely loyal to those I care about and always happy to help out if needed. I'm very independent (so no worries if you have a crazy work schedule!), very easygoing, and enjoy a good adventure. I'll drive out to the middle of nowhere at 3AM to watch a meteor shower, but I'm also happy staying in with a good book or movie or sports game. I'm sort of an Ivy League redneck, equally comfortable dressing up for a classy night on the town or throwing on jeans to check out a local dive bar, or do some hiking or camping. I freely admit to being a bit nerdy – it kinda comes with the territory for an engineer. I have a dry, sarcastic sense of humor, but I’m also a sucker for the completely absurd (think Monty Python or Mel Brooks). I try not to take life (or myself) too seriously, because that’s just not as much fun.
My family and friends, my crazy cat, a good pair of running shoes, books, music, and college football (Roll Tide!)