Responds negatively to zealotry (political, religious, name-brand), destruction of beautiful or valuable things, sleep pattern disturbances, and being attacked by dogs.
Do not mix with adult contemporary radio stations or grocery store advertisements, as volatile reactions will occur.
Enjoying the contradiction of being poly and single, and enjoying the company of a few close friends in the area. Not drinking or smoking drugs, I swear.
Working as a linux sysadmin at a pretty nice place that encourages my crazy nerdiness. Thinking about EVERYthing.
Helping run two tiny nonprofits in widely different areas of impact.
(That household was also full of things that broke constantly, so I can replace a window screen, patch drywall holes that may or may not be my own clumsy fault, keep a shitty 80s K-car or early 90s van running long past the point where it should have died, and tend to basic plumbing and electrical issues.)
Getting the gist of things despite my criminally short attention span for most speech in acoustically busy environments.
Not so much at small talk, but the part beyond small talk where we talk about things that actually matter to us?
Yeah, I love that part.
Eyes? Beard? Awkward posture? Being a conversational Stuka instead of a B-27? Whichever bike I'm riding or carrying that day? It is a mystery.
I listen to a lot of music across a ton of genres, and have been known to be incredibly hypocritical about what I like and don't like. Lately it's been ambient electronica, the new Future of the Left, and assorted electro-rock bands. (last.fm)
I'm a Netflix junkie, and the only reason I regret canceling my cable is weeknights on Comedy Central from 10pm to 11pm Central.
I eat food.
post-collapse living situations.
embedded digital systems.
the similarities between classical, jazz, and techno, and how a talented drummer enhances everything.
robots and their secret lives.
whether I've forgotten my keys at work again.
Most likely, one of:
-In the loop, at my best friend's.
-At home, trying to finish up projects for my 9-to-5.
-Electrically engineering the shit out of some shit.
-Hanging out with likeminded people at a hackerspace we've created on Chicago's South Side.
Anal-retentive. The word you're looking for is anal-retentive.
You have 99 problems but a bitch ain't one. Alternately, if you have 100 problems.
You have literacy.
You sometimes find yourself wondering why the Big Bang Theory feels so cheap and shallow and exploitative of nerds and whether the IT Crowd does the same sort of thing. ("I laugh at smart people so I am smart!")