I just noticed that the strongest bar in my 'Personality' section is MORE SLOPPY! How did they figure that out??! I tried to skip all those questions! ... OKC is sorta amazing, ... except I don't think I'm very competitive at all, which is the 3rd bar ... Anyway, yeah, when I live alone, I am pretty sloppy. But when others are sharing my space, I work hard to respect their needs. And if you like organizing stuff, I'm always happy for help with that. OK, moving on.
I got home in early May from 15 weeks in Nicaragua. (AFTER traveling around the U.S. for most of the Fall.) In Nicaragua, I was studying permaculture and teaching English. Now I have to get used to having good salads and a wide variety of beer again. I've also forgotten how to cross the street by the signal lights, because there are none in most of Nicaragua--please hold my hand if necessary.
Nonviolent/Compassionate Communication is an amazing relationship tool/technology that could change your life. (OK, that makes it sound like a cult, or like I'm selling something, but it's not/I'm not.) Seriously, check it out. It's a way to solve the hardest negotiating problems as well as all the little stuff. CNVC.org
I care a lot. About a lot of things. Maybe I could be called opinionated. I've limited myself to four bumper stickers because a wall-papered car dilutes the message.
However, I am also willing to listen--to ALMOST anyone--and I seek out opportunities to do so. I'm continuing to improve my emotional literacy, which comes in handy every day.
I wear my glasses nearly all the time because I like to associate myself with the stereotypes of people in spectacles. Seriously. I lost mine on the beach in Mexico and went without just fine for a month. But now they're back on.
When it comes to lots of subjects, I know just enough to be dangerous (or to provide help on pub trivia teams). Not sports though, aside from basic rules, I know almost nothing about team sports.
I try to be the most thoughtful, caring, ethical, spiritual atheist I can be.
The collections of attached photos also show a bit more about me...