I'm a self-proclaimed nerd, card carrying and proud of it. And I will rule the world one day!... But not today. I'm very much into physics/math, as well as most other sciences. I used to be a gamer, but don't have the free time anymore. I love hearing about what inspires people, and learning about the world. TED Talks/RSAnimate are super-awesome, and if you haven't heard of them you're missing out. I'm an eternal student, though not always in the traditional sense. I grew up in the mountains on a small farm in the middle of nowhere. Oddly enough, I feel I was born in the wrong decade (for various reasons), and think I may have been better suited for the 30/40s. My priorities are to live life with integrity, make a positive impact on those around me, and be happy.
As I give 110% at work, at times for long hours, I have a tendency to stay in than venture out if given the choice. Weekends are a different story depending on the minions, I mean friends... involved.
When not busy with work, I'm fairly mundane, in the sense of I like to travel, read and go out dancing. I very much want to go to Portugal next...
Also, catching up on the Savage Love Podcasts.
Rambling too, which you can tell by the often too long sentences that aren't quite run-ons... I'm getting better at keeping it short... To the point. Just say "skip to the end" if a story is carrying on. (Points if you know where that is from)
Also, being distracted... now where was I?
I've a few kilts that I like to wear when not at work. And if I wear short sleeves, then you might notice my tattoos.
Authors: Neal Stephenson, John Irving, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl
Books: Cryptonomicon, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Prayer for Owen Meany
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, Coen Brothers
Movies: Amelie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Secretary, The Shawshank Redemption, Last Night (1998)
Shows: Big Bang Theory, Warehouse 13, Eureka, TED Talks, QI
Bands: Spoon, Jonathan Coulton, Skrillex, Earth Wind and Fire, The Pixies, Radiohead
Boardgames: Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples
Let's see... this should be 'what have I lost hours of my life pondering'
What would the universe be like if the electric charge was slightly weaker than it is now?
Is time travel possible?
Why are certain subjects taboo?
Genetics, dominant, co-dominant, recessive traits...
A lot of time lately is spent on how to be more efficient, at work, at home, in my free time... this has led me to re-evaluate how I see the world. This is a good thing.
And how to make time... if I can do that I'll be rich!
I don't have a lot of free time, but will make some for those who are interesting. Tolerance for flakes is low.
Lastly, if you don't like snakes, specifically Ball Pythons, you may not want to message me.