How's it going?
IMPORTANT: I'm happily married to fyrecurlz.
I'm an odd mix of highly driven one moment then complete slacker the next. I get just as much enjoyment out of running 4 miles as I do lazily sitting on the couch watching the Empire Strikes back like I'm still 10.
I keep busy with work and family which doesn't leave time for much else. I'm a controls engineer: which basically means I solve problems by automating machines. It's pretty dry so I usually don't chat about it.
I'm most passionate about my dog and my son (in no particular order). I could chat about them for a long time.
I'm one of those shy cliche engineers that stubbornly try to buck the stereotype.
Locations: I grew up in Ohio where I lived for 30 years before moving across country. Next I lived just north of Salt Lake City for a year. And I've ended up in western Oregon. I've traveled all across the east coast and across the country as well. I have a well rounded view of the US culture, and someday I'd like to visit more outside the US than the Canadian Niagara Falls and a Jamaican resort.
Health: I'm pescatarian and I workout religiously. I never get enough sleep and I have the occasional drink.
I have quite a few hobbies and interests that I fantasize about getting back to some day. I like to do the following:
run hiking exercise, ultimate Frisbee, guitar, walk my dog books music, video games movies scuba diving Space Exploration running beach cheetah
I exercise, read, learn and try to be a good husband and father (and pet dad)
I'm good at keeping promises, organizing, loving others, being ridiculous, confusing and randomness. ...also, humor!
Heir to the Empire, Yukon Ho, Storm Front, Hush, Big Cats
The Empire Strikes Back, It Could Happen to You, Batman: The Dark Knight, City of Angels, Office Space, Old School, Superman the Movie, Galaxy Quest, Return of the Jedi, Transformers: the Movie, Star Trek First Contact, Serenity, The Replacements, Evolution, Falling Down, The Campaign, Terminator 2, Back to the Future, Princess Mononoke, The Princess Bride, The Matrix, The Fifth Element
Burn Notice, due South, Star Trek: TNG, Sports Night, Psych, Heroes, The Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, Space: Above and Beyond, NCIS, Transformers
Foo Fighters, Gin Blossoms, Goo Goo Dolls, Paul Gross and David Keeley, The Offspring, Savage Garden, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey, Pool, Volleyball, Track and Field
Starcraft, City of Heroes, Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, Super Smash Bros Melee, X-Wing, The Legend of Zelda
2. my puppy
4. my imagination
Making a difference