A desire for ongoing (if gradual) self-improvement and learning
makes me feel in perpetual beta. I try to be willing to change myself based on new information and reasoning. Despite championing reason, though, I've got a pretty strong emotional side, which I believe is to blame for my secret affinity for melodramatic music.
My enthusiasm for NPR programming knows few bounds. I don't own a television, not in the I-watch-TV-through-the-internet way, but in the I-pretty-much-haven't-watched-TV-for-over-a-decade way.
I place a lot of value on openness to new experiences. In a former
phase of my life I was an overachieving art student, and I'm
trying to incorporate more creativity back into my life.
Lifestyle-wise, I'm quite into health-promoting behaviors and fitness activities such as hiking, jogging (I am a hash house harrier), and generally maintaining a regular exercise regimen. I follow a flexitarian diet and could easily lapse into vegetarianism again.
I thrive on high quality social interaction and I guess I'm
extroverted (or so say personality tests).
I will not tolerate lies, but, ironically, I love statistics.
Many excellent things make me swoon, for instance computer geekery (while not a geek myself, I am a geek zealot) and farmers' markets (while not a farmer myself...).
I spent the first 18 years of life in the same small town in Ohio,
and despite moving around to a few different cities while pursuing various gambits to become more cosmopolitan, I remain afflicted by a stubborn streak of very polite, Protestant-work-ethic-laden, Prairie-Home-Companion type tendencies.
I think this description might make me sound sort of earnest and
square, but actually I'm a conniving cyborg supervillain.