My friends describe me as easy to talk to, and when a conversation really gets me going I can be quite energized, but I lack the mingling instincts for events with people I don't know. Once I get comfortable, though, I quickly open up. I'm most in my element when in a restaurant or cafe, or someone’s living room, or even the occasional hot tub.
In politics I can be pretty cynical, yet despite it all I still care and want the right thing to happen. I'm comfortable talking politics, philosophy, or even religion, with people of different views so long as those views don't come from fear or ignorance. I'm basically in the liberal camp, but maybe not by San Francisco standards. My conversations can be cerebral at times, which is all well and good for a while, but the right company can loosen me up and suddenly we're talking about AbFab, The Little Mermaid, and rum drinks.
I may work in computers, and I'll happily chat about it with someone who's interested, but I don’t take my work home with me.