I'm a smart-aleck, heavy on the smart, and heavy on the... well the word my friends use instead of 'aleck'.
I've spent a lot of time studying the world, and myself, and I hope to never stop. Unfortunately, my mouth is sometimes a bit too quick to point out things I've noticed that others would rather have left unsaid. You know that little guy in you head, the one that says "Don't say that"? Mine says, "Oh... you shouldn't have said that." I think he must always be on a coffee break.
I'm either the most liberal conservative you've ever met, or the most conservative liberal. I believe that government should do as little as possible. But I also believe that many things are impossible for anyone other than the government to properly tackle. Things like poverty, hunger, pollution, protection, transportation, and basic utilities. But I love a good debate, and relish the chance to hear someone else's view.
I can be cynical at times, but that's mostly because I keep trying to pretend the world is a better place, filled with better people, than it really is. And then I read the daily news, or spend three hours removing a virus from someone's computer. Seriously people, trying to make a quick buck really just means you want to get someone _else_ to pay for it.
I'm a skeptic. That doesn't mean I doubt everything, only that I require evidence before making a decision. Extraordinary claims require compelling evidence.
I like to challenge myself. I'm deathly afraid of heights, so I took up rock climbing. I'm shy, so I took up social dancing. If you don't push your own boundaries, you'll always be a prisoner to your perceived limits.