I retired 8 years ago from the world of computer software design and programming. I'm one of those rare people who, since getting out of college, got into and stayed in one field (software) and loved it. Outside of my soft professional life, I engage in "hard" things - fixing cars, wood working, all kind of home repairs, fixing, painting. I like all kinds of music (except RAP). My hi-fi/radio is on all day. I love animals and have a large (30 lbs) gray tabby cat. If I lived out in the "country" I would probably have a horse and more cats and dogs, Although I am not a gourmet, I enjoy cooking and eating, as well. I don't read as much as I used to, but I love movies (old and new). My interest in sports is limited to viewing (mostly on TV). I enjoy playing softball and bowling.