I also have a pet Corn Snake and two Leopard Geckos :D.
I feel very strongly about my Libertarian political leanings (actual Libertarianism[capitalism, anti-corporatism, , not any of this cockamamy tumblr men's rights bs), but my wife happens to be a liberal Democrat so I can get along with anyone.
Back in March 2013 my wife and I started counting calories (Lose It App is awesome, if a little lacking in obscure/newer food items). And I'm down about 22lbs! Go me.