So some of my co-workers, at times tell me that I am incredibly not grown up and I always challenge that statement. I simply ask what is the difference between who I am now and who I would be if I were to "grow up"? Sure, I make happy, giddy motions when I get really excited about something I love but is that really wrong? Isn't life better when you can be so into something that you look forward to things months in advance? Of course the things I love are books, anime, video games, writing my own short stories, seeing movies with my friends, hanging out with my friends and just being in the moment with them and my family. I have a steady job that feeds me, clothes me, and keeps the electricity on in the house that I live in by myself. I am always there for my friends and family when they need me to be and I don't leave them when cookies start crumbling. Hell, I'm the guy that up ends the package to eat the crumbs. Perhaps I do say some outlandish things sometimes that cause people to question my sanity but that is only because I view the world from the z axis instead of just the (x,y) places. A flat world is boring and I think that was proven a long time ago. I make light of a lot of situations and things because I think laughing is good for you and why not laugh when you can because life can be really unfunny sometimes. If being a grown-up is not having fun just because you aren't supposed to, I think everyone else is doing it wrong, not me. I don't have the wife and kids yet that people keep telling me is the main cause why they don't have fun anymore so all I hear is "I'm doing life wrong please do it wrong like me so we can miserable together" and I just think "I'll take a pass on that. When I have a wife and I have kids life is still going to be awesome because we are going to have fun together, life isn't supposed to suck."
Back in high school I messed my knee up playing soccer so it's not that I don't like to do outdoor thing or can't do them, it is just that some activities come at a painful price to be paid the next day. That being said I am down for doing anything, I am an eagle scout so I've done all sorts of outdoorsy things like camping, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking 80 something miles in a week in the mountains of New Mexico with a 55 lb pack on my back the year before I screwed aforementioned knee up and other assorted outdoors things. Most of my exercise now comes from going to the gym five days a week because I want to be fit and have a body that doesn't hold me back when I want to do something.
There, I think I've managed to encapsulate who I am fairly well and I suppose if that isn't good enough you can always ask for the much drier version. I probably cut and pasted what I had before to a word doc and saved it on my HDD. But really, isn't this version so much more fun?