Where to start? I'll just kind of shoot from the hip.
In my heart I have always been what some call a geek. I prefer the term "mutation" and I mean that in the most positive sense. It is not something one would recognise by my outward appearance, though. I haven't watched television for over ten years and feel it has only helped to protect my mind from an ongoing assault of ignorance and mediocrity. To not know who Judge Judy is, is a plus in my book. I like to be active but detest any and all organised sporting events. Nothing could be more excruciating than sitting around the big screen watching obscenely overpaid, extra-chromosome steroid abusers chasing a ball back and forth or beating the snot out of each other; well, except maybe going to an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical or having breakfast with a televangelist. On second thought, I believe I'd still prefer the musical along with the risk of having to go on medication afterward before I'd step foot in a stadium…unless there were televangelists and lions. Now that I could go for.
I lived in Germany for many years and speak the language fluently. The current trend of not knowing the difference between "your" and "you're" or "there" and "their" makes me cringe. I love language and words, have great respect for them and I find it very unfortunate that language in the U.S. is in a state of devolution (not unlike everything else). Oh, yes, I do like Devo.
I prefer most any kind of vodka as long as it's not the cheap stuff in a plastic bottle. Becherovka and cola is my secret favourite. A cigarillo and a drink go hand in hand and I say that knowing how it is viewed in the United States. Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, "It has been my experience that those with no vices have very few virtues." I agree.
I value politeness but can also be curt. I am brash and humble. I'm serious and juvenile, reckless and responsible. I cannot tolerate intolerance and I also know what a contradiction is. While I was brought up in a Christianoid household, I am an anti-theist. I am not a fan of religion as my world is reality-based and I am not one to give into harmful delusions (the fun ones are something else, of course). Animals, the ocean, real food, and travel - yes, I especially like these things. I also like oxygen in my atmosphere but that's just a personal preference. Irreverent to the point of iconoclasm, I can be devilish and unpredictable but all in good fun.
Unknown facts: I wear glasses to read and write, I don't mind peeling the potatoes, I don't find "feminist" a negative term, I don't kill spiders.
That's a very small cross section of what makes me who I am.
I've started way too many sentences with "I".