Yes, but you have twins! Coordinating two nap schedules, two feeding schedules? Double the diapers?? You have some serious parenting skillz.
They’re 8 now so life is relatively easy. I forget how it was in the early days. I suspect that’s for reasons of self-preservation.
Clarinet for 4 years followed by alto saxophone for 5 years with 3 of those 5 years being at university. Before I discovered industrial design, I was a music student with a dream to play in a large ensemble full time.
Same! I played for 12 years. I got to travel a fair bit with an orchestra, which was cool.
Hah! It has been a while since I have made any lampshades… a while since I have embraced a hobby, hence the inadequate. Lamp photos to follow…
That’s gorgeous! Looks amazing with the colour change of the wall behind.
We just painted one wall dark blue (for the first time ever I successfully chose a paint colour with no help and less than 10 test pots). Thinking of doing the whole room to make a tv room cave. It’s a dark room anyway… why not embrace it… she typed with no confidence or interior design skills.
We renovated last year and I made a pact with myself to make every room a colour (no neutrals). I even went with some wallpapers. It was liberating. I highly recommend it. You can always repaint!
I’m a homebrewer. With the club I formed, I’ve made around 20 different 5 gallon batches. I lean towards highly experimental brews. My crowd favorites are my double chocolate raspberry stout (which actually is a dry stout with a slight raspberry finish), my sour brown (which is a sour twist on Dogfishhead’s Alphabet Brown), and Chandreshekar’s Stout, a Russian imperial whiskey barrel stout with 3 kinds of sugar, 2 kinds of yeast, and a handle of Maker’s Mark. It’s so dark you can’t see a 500 watt flood lamp through it, and it comes in at 13% ABV.
I’m fond of swimming and weight lifting.
I’m also a colossal nerd. I’m into gaming and book collecting. I’ve helped out with our local convention here at school for nearly a decade (It’s the current world record holder for longest running student convention). I’m a big fan of thought-provoking SF and comics. I’m a big fan of Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, George R R Martin, and Scott Lynch. Comic-wise, I pull Rat Queens, Saga, Serenity, and Tank Girl. Gamewise, I’m a Bioware devotee.
Side skills? I used to be a competitive debater and have kept a keen interest in politics and policy. I’m also a trained systems engineer, so I have skills in lean production management and statistical quality control.
I’m not much of a visual designer, however, as my world is mostly words and flow charts. I’m getting better, though, as I realize I’m going to have to interact more and more with people who are distinctly designers.
Fun bit of trivia? I’ve won a UX competition judged by Don Norman.
I’m not sure if I am more impressed by the beer flavours or the UX competition win.
So is my bf and it drives me nuts. We always have hoses and kegs and other random stuff lying all around the house. That said, I do drink the beer.
Probably the beer. It takes a lot of tinkering to get right.
The UX competition was a first time event for students, so there were only four teams. I got matched up with some really brilliant colleagues, one who had just come off of a UX internship and another who does in-house product design for Target. I really learned a lot from them. They’ve really motivated me to up my visual communication skills.
Wow… just wow!
I make science and geek themed jewellery under my design label - Crankybot. I design and make everything in our home studio with our lasers, CNC machines and 3D printers
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Haha, for a minute there I thought you built fountains!
@ruth – cool! I didn’t know that you did that.
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