Hobbies...if only I had some...well more that is. one hobby ended up being job...maybe a career. ever since I was wee lad peering over those neatly arranged rows of keys on that ancient home computer I've been fascinated by technology. programming was really just a hobby after I left school the first time...not quite focused enough in my younger days. now with a bit of perspective and a few odd jobs under my belt I found that you really can enjoy your work if it doesn't seem so much like work. any way...that's were computers and the web and my job intersect.
I still don't think I have a goal in life. maybe typical for a single guy in his thirties. but I read somewhere that adolescence lasts longer these days. or maybe just according to some psychology journals. the only really important thing in my life is my family of origin. maybe a little odd in a culture that values independence so greatly. but as someone once so aptly put it...the only thing you ever really have in life is family. and so it is that I've remained close to my parents and my younger sibling. though I hear from the other quite often over the ether and the radio waves.
family is what has kept me in the midwest. even as it probably doesn't allow me to feel as connected to other people as I might in a more liberal atmosphere. though I do find that people one-on-one are often more lively and interesting than any particular group of them are apt to be.
As for music...I haven't updated my collection in a while. I still love bluegrass, jazz, electronic, rock, blues, and the occasional speed metal song. no strong preference...only a particular mood that I'm caught in.