I've got a pair of cats: Thomas O'Malley, age 16 (and he's been with me for all 16 of those years), and Thunderpaws, age 9. She's a foster kitty I adopted, and that was seriously her original name! I quickly learned that was her name for a reason. (That girl is feisty!)
Well, I suppose this is a self summary on okcupid, not a cat summary on feline-match.com, so...
I'm fairly stubborn, and inquisitive, which is a combination that got me into trouble a lot as a kid. I used to take my dad's tools and take apart my toys. If it had screws on it, I tried taking it apart. Eventually they bought me LEGO blocks and fewer things got disassembled.
I take fewer things apart as an adult, but I still like learning how things work.
It shouldn't be surprising, then, that I grew up admiring (and still admire to this day) Carl Sagan, Bill Nye, Christopher Hitchens, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Richard Dawkins.
That should give you a pretty good idea, yeah?
Thankfully, I got a department I am passionate about - electronics!
I don't care much for talking about work, though, so onto the rest of my ongoing life:
Studying by myself. College is expensive, and knowledge is literally free on the Internet, so... I'm learning as much as I can now, and saving up money for the next step in a year or two: go to university in a country with a better education system. That is, one that doesn't try to cripple you with debt for the rest of your life.
I think I'd like to pursue a lifelong career in a STEM field.
I've been working on living a more healthy lifestyle. I gave up smoking cigarettes and started jogging (I did my first ever 5k in October!) I cut back on unhealthy food, and started cooking a lot of my own meals.
Oh, I definitely still indulge from time to time. I'm a sucker for pizza.
Or we could just converse about our favorite things, that's cool, too.
Very short summaries (teasers?)
Movies: on occasion.
Shows: not much of a TV guy.
Music: metal, mostly 🤘
Food: are you gonna finish that?
Something to do. I always need something to occupy myself, my hands, my mind... I have a hard time sitting still unless I'm engrossed in something. I'll squirm and fidget... Can you guess who was diagnosed with ADHD about a decade ago? 🙃
That's pretty much it... I might get clever and think of four other things some day, or I might forget entirely!
Oh, to imagine the paradise we could live in if people could learn to stop being shitty to each other.
I hate politics 100% but admit it's important, so I (grudgingly) think about that, too.