I strive to be minimalistic in life. I have what I need for my life, my hobbies, and nothing extraneous. Unfortunately my hobbies tend to have a lot of physical and metaphorical moving parts.
I guess I'm more type A than I'd like to admit, responsible, hardworking (when motivated), determined, witty, reserved, and a fixer, I gather that's the engineer blood in me.
In high school I wanted to be a video game developer. As I took my required mathematics requirement. I became increasingly curious about the world in which we reside. I wanted to know and learn everything. I took all the math classes my college offered. I wanted more, and went on to learn newtonian physics, e&m, modern physics, quantum mechanics. The more I learned the more I realized there was no way to know everything, and the less I really know.
Months out of college my best friend said, hey my company is hiring, you want a job. Sure! So now I am currently a software engineer, work in Northern Virginia, (for a company you use every day).
My interests have mostly been the same as what I've grown up with. Instead of going out with grandpa on the boat, I go sailing with the club, and do yacht racing during the summer. Instead of legos I build my jeep and restore my landrover defender. Instead of playing in the sandbox, I go offroading, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and running. I still travel, I still play with radios.
Where I'd like to be is doing more of the same, sailing all over the world. learning more math, and physics, figuring out the world in which we live.
I'm looking forward to sailing in the DelMarVa rally down the Chesapeake bay and up the Atlantic coast in June.
I'm really bad at:
I used to competitvely ski slalom and giant slalom, but I'm absolutely terrible at snowboarding (teach me!), finding my latitude and longitude with a sextant and a pocket watch.
movies: Man I like all sorts of movies, the two that I probably make everyone watch are aliens, and hunt for red october
shows: west wing, house of cards, game of thrones, breaking bad, walking dead, top gear
music: indie rock, alternative, electro, industrial metal
food: once again I love all sorts of food, and trying new things
* something with 4wd - gets me form here to there... provided I've fixed everything
* my passport - self explanitory
* my laptop - to do my work on
* my backpack - to carry my stuff
* my bike - slightly more fuel efficient