About me and mine: I'm divorced with two sons, 17 & 18, of whom I could not be prouder. My parents have passed away. I have a wonderful sister, and four brothers of varying degrees of wonderfulness...
I went to college to become a journalist, ended up getting a degree in Fine Arts, and somehow wound up as a computer programmer...
I have a long commute, so I bought a Prius, and I am not ashamed! Although I am really, really looking forward to the day that I can own a car that drives itself.
I have a very large collection of dvds, cds, and recently blu-rays, and quite a few books as well.
I read Scientific American, Discover, Wired, and Entertainment Weekly - not all issues of every magazine, but the ones I read I read cover-to-cover.
About 6 months ago I built (assembled, really) my own computer, out of some pretty high-grade parts (at least as of 6 months ago.) And then I built one for my oldest son as a graduation gift. Of course, his isn't quite as nice as dad's!
I recently bought a digital camera, and I've been re-bitten by the photography bug. No more nasty chemicals in this wondrous digital age! AND - I can immediately delete any photo that might paint me as anything less than brilliant!
More about me, me, me: I'm observant, rational, empathetic, and slow to anger. I naturally try to solve problems, but I think I've learned when it's better to provide sympathy than solutions. However, I'm fairly certain that there are still emotional subtleties, common in the female psyche, that I fail to grasp completely. But at least I recognize this!
OK, perhaps my wit's of the nit variety.
On the down side, I have zero sense of fashion, and while my cuisine may get hot, it's anything but haute!