I've lived in Houston most of my life. Spent 8 years away for school and came back when I found work here. It's not quite as impressive (or bad...) as it sounds, I earned a pair of Bachelor's degrees out of those years in school: one in Mathematics, one in Mechanical Engineering.
So, I'm, you guessed it, an engineer. I work in a division of a large corporation designing tools for taking measurements while drilling.
My goal in life was always to be an engineer, but now that I am one I’ve decided to challenge myself to become a polyglot. I already have my meager high school Spanish, I’m working on German and I’ve already begun Russian. Though I don't know enough in any of them to actually say that I speak that language.
The big things for me are football season and brewing. To that end I have season tickets for the Texans and I make homebrew. I keep intending to spend more time fishing, but I'm a fly fisherman and I don't know much about doing anything with a fly rod beyond wading into a river for trout and there's not many opportunities around here that I'm aware of, the nearest being some six hours away.''
Not long ago I started making preserves of all things. The best part of that, though, is getting to make my own salsa and BBQ sauce. Plus I can make things that you can't easily find in stores, if at all, like brandied cherries or spiced strawberry jam (which I'm now getting requests for). I'm trying to make my own sauerkraut, but I've not been successful until my latest, fourth batch; it was great and much milder that I might have expected.
I'm also trying to take up woodworking, but so far I've only struggled. Measure eight times and still cut more than once. And the board is still too short! ;)
Then there's my dog, Shadow. She's awesome, there's really no other way to put it.