I've learned how to laugh my way through adverse situations.
First off, I'm a bit of a Geek of all trades, I'm interested in just about all subjects, I've traveled some, but love to come back home to the high desert.
Work keeps me pretty busy, It's a great company! Aside from some on-call obligations I try not to let it rule or dominate my life.(sadly i'm now wearing so many hats there, i do sometimes fail at it not dominating my life) I've got some of the most wonderful and supportive friends(I know because they were really there when I most needed them)!
I love exploring this town in both now and historically and taking pictures(And diving deep into the history in books and online, going to lectures, and talks, and interviewing first sources).
I've always loved photography, and that has lead me back to another love, exploring! Exploring is not merely going to the remote wilderness places(while I do so like doing that too!) It can be as simple as taking a right turn where you usually turn left and find a nice mural. Or an old abandoned building, and a fragment of history to trace.
Sometimes the above exploring is called "Urban Exploring" Urbex Abandoned places. Although I do try to keep it pretty safe/low impact/mostly legal(take only photos, leave only footprints), Call it whatever you want, I'm not pretentious enough to believe I'm discovering something never ever seen before, but i do feel like sometimes these places need to be remembered! They all have a story to tell.
I love demonstrating simple science, helping people build dream objects, and always thinking and tinkering.
I'm pretty good cook, although if it's just for myself I sometimes cheat and go the mostly pre-prepared route. I'm a bit of a foodie(practically everybody is these days), and love trying new things but I also like simple comfort foods. (I love to hunt down new and unique places. and try them out.), and i've now got enough experience to be a bit of a foodie, but i try to be a fun constructive one not a snobby one!
Movies: Brazil, Metropolis, Sneakers, Fear and Loathing, Time Bandits, No Such Things, Barton Fink, BoonDock Saints, V is For Vendetta, Stranger Than Fiction, Primer, Stardust, Hudsuckers Proxy, Brothers Bloom, UP, Despicable Me1&2, The Wizard of Speed and Time!
Music) Very Eclectic, I like blues, rock, industrial, electronica, classical, Celtic, folk, tuvan throat singing... Specific bands, New Model Army, Tom Waits, Orbital, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Yat Kah, Stan Hirsch, Devotchka, CEvin Key, This Morn Omina, Moby, Caravan Palace, Balkan Beatbox, Kilimanjaro Doom jazz project, Beats Antique...
Tv: I don't watch much actual live tv, but shows i do hunt down, and watch some online
Food) Sushi, Thai, Indian, Asian, Ethiopian food, waffles, I love to try strange and wonderful things! (Ask me about my Falafel-Waffles! *they are not awful, they are actually quite good!*)
You can find beauty in this things like this (even if it's just seeing them not exploring them)
ClickyClicky or this one
I'm a pretty good local resource, my urbex exploring photography and social networks bring me in contact with lots of local lore. Feel free to hit me up sometime if you are looking for something, and id be happy to help and make your acquaintance.
You like someone to share stories with.