But if you aren't looking for a droid,
then perhaps I'm not the wrong thing.
As a matter of fact, I am a rocket scientist.
The 8 most dangerous words:
"Well then, I'll just have to make one."
I am mad, bad, and dangerous to know
Night job: Aerospace engineer, small business owner.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, good TV and movies
And I'm a Geek, from back before it was cool, and proud of it.
Wife: open relationship, smart, disabled, cute.
Girl: poly, smart, kinky, cute.
My crazy/wonderful wife just told me I can build a pirate ship. I thought that was just nuts (where would I keep it? My house's lot is only 106 feet long... my family doesn't own any property on the shore anymore). So we compromised and will attempt to build a half-scale pirate ship (half the Lady Washington, plus a sterncastle, roughly), which can fit in the driveway. Or at least that's the plan.
We're still working on the actual plans (wow, putting my degree to work at last) and arguing over the merits of construction materials (I like wood, wood is neat and soft and smelly and my friend, but I've owned wooden boats before, and I wouldn't wish that on my enemies). But I'm ready to start welding.
Summarizing a mess.
Attacking a problem.
Cuddling with a solution.
Pratchett (Small Gods, and all the rest), Bujold, Eco, Ian M Banks, Stross, Scalzi, Patricia Briggs, Martin...
Jared Diamond, Brian Fagan, Thomas Barnett, Robert Jervis, MacDougall, Burrows, Richard Rhodes,
Recent-er: Pirates, Return of the King, Invader Zim, House, BG, CSI, SG-1, GoT, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool...
Overall: Hedwig, Buckaroo Banzai, Bound, Kill Bill I & II, The Crow, Dogma, Rashumon, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Memento, Usual Suspects, Buffy, ....
Yes. Not slavishly the last ten years or so but deep roots.
Oh, now, this isn't fair. There isn't nearly enough space...
Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Bach, Orbital, Sisters of Mercy, Enya, Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Chicane, Armin van Buren, and a cast of thousands of others...
Sushi, Steak, Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, Mongolian BBQ, and Good Red Wine or Scotch.
How to get from here to up there.
On Thursday, July 27, 2007, three of the roughly 250 people worldwide in one of my professions were killed in an accidental explosion in Mojave. Getting there can be hard.
If you like rockets.
If you like pirate ships.
If you want to.
If the monkey says to.
Fair disclosure: I am married in an open relationship, and have a long-term secondary partner, so while my dance card is not fully full I really am busy.