Actually I am pretty much in love with my house. I had roommates for years. A couple of years ago I went on vacation and rented a place on the Rio in New Mexico. And after only having my own messes to clean and carte blanche with the hot water I decided to move on. check that. Now I am really into my car. I bought an old Honda off of a co-worker I was planning to resell at a profit. But once I got it running I realized that I really like the VTec. So I put more money into it and am considering rebuilding the engine.
I'm really a pretty self contained person. As long as I have books to read and a kitchen I am at peace. I have chosen a life that leaves me free to do so as often as possible. That is I do have a hard hat and a blue collar but I also have an office and a bank of computers. So instead of that Dilbert cartoon I spend the bulk of my day studying whatever I want.
I get somewhat obsessive when an area interests me. Some folks read Tao of Physics and decide that they understand the universe. I am the sort that ends up reading original works by the theorists until I know which interpretations I am skeptical of and which ones seem elegant. so if I suddenly go off on a tangent about the Eastern Roman Empire it likely has a lot to do with having a library card when I was a kid.
I am completely tactless. Never picked up the habit.
I am erratic, intense, and distracted. I am honestly pretty introverted but when I get comfortable and loosen up people can mistake me for an extrovert.