I am from California, the Bay Area. I have a huge family out there that is incredibly loving and supportive. I know enough to know that I will never take my family for granted; I am very lucky to have them. I have a niece and nephew that make me miss CA more than ever. I moved to Chicago almost seven years ago for school. I love this city and it makes me smile to see the skyline almost everyday riding the brown line downtown to work.
I find humor in everything. My childhood was filled with laughter and I keep my adult life the same way. I like to keep those around me laughing, too, though it may take some time for that side in me to come out.
Dogs make me very happy. My ex has "custody" of our six year old Cairn Terrier. I miss him and I am always incredibly happy to see him. I don't treat dogs like people, but I consider them family.
I keep myself very busy in a lot of different ways, especially spending time with my friends. I am fiercely loyal and devoted to my small family of friends. Right now (and usually), my close friends are women.
In the last few years, I have embraced my true nerd-nature, I like comics, Trek and Wars (yes, I can like both!), anything by Whedon, RPGs, science (trivial and practical verities), and many other things.
I am a terrible speller; however, I am a stickler about use of the English language. I can see past improper use by others (which means I will notice it and think about it a lot, just not say anything), but not for myself.
My friends are getting me to like beer more, but I am a gin and scotch guy.
I am obsessed with coffee. I have worked in the coffee world for a decade and I can teach you how to make perfect rosettes and hearts, the finer parts of tasting and pairing (especially espresso), and I can talk for hours (with a grin on my face) about how caffeine works physiologically. When I see a beautiful extraction, It makes me really happy.