Did I mention dogs yet? Dogs. I spend a lot of time with dogs. I run a force free dog training business, so dogs are a pretty important part of my day-to-day life. Plus, my own dogs are pretty much the coolest thing in the universe (I have three). I geek out over training mechanics, learning theory and counter-conditioning protocols. I can't remember the last time I wore clothes that weren't lightly peppered with dog fur. You don't need to have dogs of your own, but people who don't like pets would probably consider my house a special sort of torture. Because dogs.
I am fascinated by geek culture, but I seem to enjoy it vicariously more than directly. I like to spend time with people who are really involved in geek culture and I like to spend time on the periphery of fandom, but rarely feel comfortable actually partaking of the nerdery. That said, I play a handful of truly terrible video games that you've never heard of (yes, they're really that bad, and no, you've really never heard of them), and I can geek out about Doctor Who or Dragonriders of Pern with the best of them. I've also intermittently played a dog show simulation game for the past decade and show no signs of stopping.
I am a proud creature, but I have a healthy dose of flailing idiot running around in my head, too. I don't like being trapped in any single worldview, be it silly or serious, masculine or feminine, old or young, hatefully misanthropic or irrepressibly idealistic.