How to Determine If You are an Engineer

How to determine if you are an engineer:

At Christmas, it goes without saying that you will be the one to find the burnt-out bulb in the string of Christmas lights. – Of course this is always a good time.
Buying flowers for your girlfriend/boyfriend or spending the money to upgrade your RAM is a moral dilemma – I usually would buy one flower. They always seemed to appreciate this more. But yeah score enough brownie points to get the RAM. =p

If you find that you have to often explain how to use the gifts you have given other people. – I thought everyone knew how to read binary and use a Binary Clock? I remember trying to explain how to setup a home theater system and how they went from one remote to 4 remotes. That was a fun gift.

Everyone else on the Alaskan Cruise is on deck peering at the scenery, and you are still on a personal tour of the engine room – It wasn’t to Alaska but yeah a boat tour of the lakes and learning how the WIFI and the GPS and all that fun stuff works on a boat.

In college, you thought Spring Break was metal fatigue failure – I hate not learning something at any given time.

The Salespeople at Circuit City can’t answer any of your questions – This is always so true. “Does this switch support VLAN tagging?” “What’s a VLAN?” “You are no use to me now go away”

You are always late to meetings – Ummm Not so much but yeah sometimes.

You are at an air show and know how fast the skydivers are falling – I do this frequently but that is the mind of me.

You bought your wife/husband a new CD ROM drive for her birthday – Well ummm She needed It.

You forget to get a haircut (for 6 months!) – Yeah I finally got one a couple weeks ago. I went about 5.5 months.

You can quote scenes from any Monty Python movie – Doesn’t Everyone?

You can type 70 words per minute but can’t read your own handwriting – People handwrite things?

You have Dilbert comics/paphanelia displayed anywhere in your work area – Ummm. Yeah ummm. I knew I fit into the norm of some cliche.

You have ever saved the power cord from a broken appliance – You never know when you will have a project that requires this. Charlotte I love you.

You have more friends on the internet than in real life – It evens out fairly well I would think.

You have backed up your hard drive – Of course. Gives me reason to mock people who don’t back up. That is always fun to fix a computer that is so hosed you need to format and start over. “Do you have everything backed up?” “No I have never done that” then you get to deal with the wrath of the idiot pissed off you can’t save it because they don’t have a network card or a CD Burner.
You have used coat hangars and duct tape for something other than hanging coats and taping ducts – Well of course. Always a good use for a coat hangar or duct tape.

You know what http:// stands for – Umm I thought this was common knowledge
You look forward to Christmas only to put together the kids’ toys – I love putting together stuff. Makes my day.

You own one or more white short-sleeve dress shirts – – They are not white but I own several.

You see a good design and still have to change it – Isn’t this blog enough of an example?

You spent more on your calculator than you did on your wedding ring– I dropped $250 on my TI-89 when I was 14 for Math Classes. I have yet to buy a female any jewelery of any kind.

You still own a slide rule and you know how to use it – Of course sits on my desk. Don’t use it so much anymore but I know how to use it.
You think a pocket protector is a fashion accessory – No

You think that when people around you yawn, it’s because they didn’t get enough sleep – That is usually how it goes for my thought process. Most people don’t care about computers and all that math stuff? Who would have thought. Get some more rest. Drink more coffee.

You wear black socks with white tennis shoes (or vice versa) – There is some other color then white socks? I am just playing I have some of both but I am usually in my white socks with my brown leather shoes.

You window shop at Radio Shack – And The Apple Store and yeah. You can always use a few more Diodes or Transistors.

You’re in the backseat of your car, she/he is looking wistfully at the moon, and you’re trying to locate a geosynchronous satellite– Ummm I can’t say I have gone after a Satellite but trying to find the space station on occasion.

Your checkbook always balances – Quicken Takes care of that.

Your laptop computer costs more than your car – Well can’t say this is true. My last laptop was $2700 after taxes and iPod. Car cost me like $15k

Your wife/husband hasn’t the foggiest idea of what you do at work – Ummm well no wife but Friends, Relatives, Females. Most would probably yawn as suggest above.

Your wrist watch has more computing power than a 300 MHz pentium – I don’t have a wrist watch but yes my cell phone is my watch and it does have more power then a 300mhz Pentium.

You’ve already calculated how much you make per second – Who hasn’t?

You’ve ever tried to repair a $5 radio – I try and repair everything. If it doesn’t get repaired I have a better understanding of how it works and why it works or isn’t working.

Your four basic food groups are: 1. Caffeine 2. Fat 3. Sugar 4.Chocolate – At least the first one. I try to avoid the other 3.
Man that was a lot of fun. Those all seemed to fit me somewhat. I would like to credit the source of having that great little bit. Hope you learned something about me!Cheers!