I am a geek, a nerd, a dork. I went to a small technical college just outside of Boston, and have been a design engineer since I graduated. I like good science fiction, and I enjoy medieval entertainment as well.
Although I have lived more of my life in the Virginia suburbs than I did in Chicago, I can not root for any DC area sports team. To this day I still consider myself a transplanted Chicagoan, although I know I will probably never live there again.
Outside of my job, my life is split between being a part time single parent and being a part time single. I think I'm doing pretty well at the parent part and not so much at the single part.
I enjoy doing things outdoors, when I have the time. I like skiing, hiking, and sailing. I recently started riding a motorcycle, so I'm trying to enjoy that while simultaneously keeping myself alive. Next on my list is scuba diving, followed by sky diving.
I try to get to the gym multiple times each week, because I know I need to loose some weight.
My music taste hasn't progress much since the mid 90's, and even then I tended to like more class rock. I like The Doors, the Stones, and of course Zepplin and Floyd. From the 80's I like The Police and Rush. I got into some of the grunge craze in the 90's, but I haven't really found anything decent since then. I will occasionally go see Chris Smither in concert when he stops by Wolftrap. And one of my DC friends will sometimes drag me out to 9:30 or the Black Cat to see an old punk band.
As far as food goes, the more exotic the better. I could do without the Olive Gardens and Fridays of the world. Mexican (at least a good Mexican place) is a bare minimum, any asian, Indian, central american, Turkish, Ethiopian all work for me.
The opportunity to temporarily escape from technology
My collection of ironic tee shirts