Living a busy life, but...life is fun, life is good. I do little bit of cooking (and I think I do well). I'm physically active, playing organized baseball, softball, and flag football 3 or 4 times a week. On the weekends, I don't spend a whole lot of time at home because I'm usually hanging out with friends and family or just plain busy.
I'm a computer geek by trade (BS in Computer Science, MS in Computer Engineering on hold). Work is challenging in many ways which keeps it fun and the people I work with are even better. But, I've always been sort of a smart jock. Baseball and video games were my first loves. But, after spending 10 hours a day in front of a computer or in meetings (read: sitting on my A S S), I look to be active or hang out with friends and family. Be anywhere other than thinking about work.
I ride my motorcycle as my commuter and will hit the canyons occassionally on the weekends. I try to ride my ATV as often as possible in the local desert areas like Gorman, Palmdale, Azusa, Mojave, Stoddard Wells. Whether its my motorcycle or ATV, I'm always up for bringing along a new riding partner.
I got a couple bits of ink on me. Put a "28" on my left arm near my shoulder. In Cantonese, it roughly means "easy to win/easy to be fortunate/easy to be wealthy". However, for me, it is in remembrance of the day my Grandmother passed some years back. The second bit of ink is a bear paw print on my left calf. If you know Spanish, you know oso is Spanish for bear, a nickname given to me by my highschool friends. I also tend to snore like a bear (sorry ladies :() so my family also thinks it's appropriate :P. Just a consequence of working hard and playing harder.
I'm looking to put one more bit of ink on me. Probably an Apache arm band or some other piece to remember my Great Grandfather (Apache from West Texas). If you got a cool piece of Apache art that might make a good tattoo, I'd love to see it. Another tattoo I've been contemplating is getting a black flag with a red star. It's a good symbol for how my thinking is different and sometimes rebellious and revolutionary. It invokes imagery of people angry and dissatisfied enough to affect change.
There's a billion other things I could write about. Feel like finding out more? IM me on YahooIM (oso2k) or A_I_M (slashmeat).
A musical mantra that sorta describes who I've been in recent times:
Papa Roach, Getting Away With Murder, "Not Listening"
Cause I've lost my innocence
And I'm a stranger, A life changer
I'm a man thats not afraid of danger
I walk my own path, and blaze my own trail
Because I'm not afraid to derail
I won't get in line or be a middle man
So f**k you I'll make my own plan
And I got respect and I dont neglect
The people that I really care to protect
Am I a failure if I got nothing to lose
No, I'm not a failure, I got something to prove
My personal checklist to (hopefully) finding true happiness:
[X] Vehicle (need to be able to get to places; see friends, family, go to work)
[X] Career (and it continues to grow)
[X] Friends & Family
[X] Hobbies and Interest (motorcycle/quad/sports/etc.; any time I have free after the first three goes here)
[X] Love of a good woman (marriage)
[X] Start a Family
Your Compatibility Test Results
As someone with high self-confidence, you feel quite comfortable interacting with other people. Indeed, you find the company of others very stimulating and enjoy meeting new people. Your relaxed demeanor in groups makes people around you comfortable too. Perhaps because you feel comfortable talking about yourself, others tend to enjoy being around you and perceive you as socially competent.
The confidence that helps you feel comfortable talking to people also spills into your own personal beliefs about yourself. Although you have several strengths, it’s likely that you also acknowledge and accept your weaknesses. But unlike some people, you take full responsibility for your actions—you rarely regret things you’ve done in the past and are not embarrassed easily.
Perhaps the defining feature that sets you apart from most people is the exceptionally high standards that you set for yourself. Your competence in social gatherings as well as at work should provide ample evidence for this. With these characteristics, it’s very likely that people come to you for advice and generally think of you as someone with leader-like qualities.
As someone who is oriented to familial matters, you value the company of family-members and domestic life. If you have children already, you enjoy spending time with them very much and work hard to be a good parent. If you don’t have children, you very much desire having children in the future. And your preference for cooking and entertaining guests at home will likely ease the transition into parenthood.
You take pride in maintaining and cultivating a healthy family and work hard to achieve this. This natural tendency is easily illustrated by your preference for doing things around the house as opposed to going out to clubs and restaurants.
What really sets you apart from people that are low in family orientation is that you know how to manage your frustrations and work well on your own. This means that you are well-equipped to manage a family without letting all the work that is involved wear you down. However, as someone with strong family values, all the work that is involved in maintaining a tidy home and well-stocked kitchen might occasionally make it difficult for you to finish everything that you need to do.
The self-control personality dimension captures the way in which a person regulates and directs him or herself. Being moderate in self-control can be both good and bad. People may be compelled to follow their intuitions and give in to their temptations, and your degree of self-control means that this may happen occasionally. This can be good in situations where focus and co