I am rather shy. If I'm acting shy it's usually because I really like whoever I'm being shy at. I habitually choose my words super carefully, which is often mistaken for not saying anything. Sometimes this results in the conversation moving on from anything relevant to what I had in mind, although this used to happen more often.
My superpower is that I am sterile, after having a vasectomy in late 2009. Since I don't want to make any children this has worked out pretty great, and it uncomplicates birth control.
My less-super-power is that I have a fairly good memory for numbers, which is kind of fun. I don't know how that happened, really, although maybe physics had something to do with it. It only fails me when I'm trying to remember exit numbers, which are arguably the most important numbers, at least when you're driving.
I recently found out I'm a feminist. In a recent conversation some people unknown to me were described as feminists, and I asked what was meant by that. (That right there happens a lot. I'm interested in how language is used, and I'm sometimes not clear on what some things actually mean.) I was informed that being a feminist means you 1) believe in egalitarianism (presumably between/among the genders), and 2) that you identify yourself as a feminist. I've had 1) covered for a while (and I sort of thought most other people, especially of my generation, did too; thence the confusion), so *boomf*, I hereby declare myself a feminist, and by that act make it true. This didn't happen sooner because I'm an egalitarian egalitarian, if that's a thing, so I didn't think to self-apply feminism specifically. On the other hand, several weeks before this conversation, I was heard to say, "I'm sorry if I accidentally oppressed you."
I'm a man of contradictions. I am a rabid wine anti-snob, an arrogant beer snob, and physically incapable of being a coffee snob. I put off writing this paragraph for so long that I've forgotten what else I had in mind, but trust me: contradictions.
I grew up in Napa, CA, where the wine is from. As a native Californian, I am:
-- Resigned to the necessity of driving,
-- Not scared of earthquakes, but
-- Terrified of tornadoes.
"--" doesn't accurately reflect my opinion on drugs. I've smoked pot three times, and I am not averse to trying it again, but I'm also not motivated enough to go get some. I don't think that counts as "sometimes" or "never", but as usual I've spent way too much time thinking about it. If you want a good story ask me about the third/last time I smoked.
I am dry, sensitive, and normalized.
I have a blog. Here's me on Facebook.
NB: I've had this account for upwards of six years, and I've changed a lot in that time. As a result, my questions are currently under review. Don't read too much into individual questions, and ask if you're not sure.