I can't not be nice to other people. I imagine being rude and impatient would really save time, but it's just easier to be polite. Probably healthier, too, in the long run. And so I hold doors open for people. I ask the bank teller how their day is going. I hang back a second so that waiting car can pull into traffic safely. And I never cuss where others can hear me. Well... okay, if I'm really ticked I'll whip out the only German word I know....
When I'm not out there bringing paltry bits of sunshine to random strangers, I'm probably at home writing. Or trying to write, I should say. I've been working on a handful of novels for years, but progress is painfully slow.
Music is another key interest of mine. I'm always listening to something, or whistling, or humming. Sometimes I even try writing it myself -- which is always a challenge if you don't know how to read music. Not impossible, but a challenge. And since the end product is something that I'll listen to over and over... yeah, there are worse ways to kill some time.
I could never decide whether I prefer cats or dogs. Dogs are generally more fun to socialize with, but cats are so delightfully weird. Dogs are easier to decipher, but cats walk that fine line between aloof dignity and utter lunacy. I dunno....
I'm not religious, but I'm not an atheist either. There may well be a universal force greater than our comprehension, but who am I to assume I know what that is? Until I see empirical evidence one way or the other, I'll try to keep my mind open. That said, I believe that most major religions today are more about politics than faith.
I've never been big on sports. I have no problem with the concept, I just never found them entertaining. On the other hand, since I come from a family of longtime SF Giants fans... go Giants!
I'm not an adventurous person, and my comfort zone will never include clubbing or wild parties. A quiet night at home or out with a few friends will do just fine, thank you.
I can't stand cigarette smoke. I don't know how to relate to heavy drinkers, but I have no problems with a little now and then. I don't approve of drug use, but I could possibly tolerate marijuana as long as it's not a major problem and you respect my choice to leave it alone.
I don't think I've ever been in love. Making friends is hard enough, and that extra step has always eluded me. But I'm still hopeful that the right person will come along and it'll... make sense. And who knows where it could go from there?