Now, about me. I'm a lawyer, these days, but of neither the work-80-hours-a-week-defending-evil-corporations variety nor the defender-of-the-innocent-protector-of-the-unheard variety. Before doing the law thing, I got a philosophy degree from UCSC and freelanced for a few years as a tech writer, editor, and translator.
I get nerdy about: languages, videogames, philosophy/critical theory, feminism and progressive social/identity politics, and tea, in no particular order.
I avoid: drinking, smoking, drugs, social situations involving more people than can reasonably participate in a single conversation. I don't particularly object to having friends or partners who do those things, provided that they're done safely and I'm not expected to participate or be present for it.
My ideal night involves sitting around with one or two or three interesting people, brewing a nice cup of tea, and watching a movie or playing some videogames or debating questions that have no answers. One of my favorite things is to share silence with people.
My body generally doesn't leave the house without a good reason, while my thinkmeats are Enkidu in the wilderness.
-- I've been to as many continents as I have American states.
-- I've bought tea at what's probably the oldest teahouse in the world.
-- I've been officially enrolled at 17 educational institutions for at least one term each.
-- I'm certified to teach English as a foreign language to adults.
-- I can "read" (that is, turn graphemes into phonemes, though not necessarily with access to the semantics) 7 different character sets/alphabets.
-- I don't know how to fart.