Lived in Texas my whole life and still don't feel like I fit in. I don't drive a truck or own a cowboy hat. I don't listen to country music. Don't smoke, don't drink, no drugs. I'm not a Christian in even the most forgiving sense of the word, and politically I lie somewhere between centrist Democrat and Libertarian (still trying to figure that one out). Not that I have anything against these basic tenets of Texanism, its just that I feel a bit misplaced, like I'm some sort of agent sent from California or Washington to spy on the people of this great state... but I digress.
I have a tendency to keep to myself, mostly because I put too much thought into what people I don't know think about me. As a result in public I have a tendency to be pretty stoic and serious, and it's a habit I've desperately been trying to get rid of. The exception to this is when I'm with friends, or at least people I know, where I feel like I can really be myself.
I hate trying to characterize myself, but if I had to pick a few descriptors I would go with intelligent, thoughtful, sharp, and witty with a dark sense of humor.
Just going to throw a few more things down before this turns into a 5-page essay:
- I really enjoy Norse mythology
- Bit of a computer nerd
- Probably other kinds of nerd too
- I'm a distant relative of John C. Calhoun, a man Andrew Jackson is quoted as regretting not killing
- I play the occasional tabletop RPG