I’m also a recovered chubby kid, which I think keeps me (relatively) humble.
Aright, enough with the humbleness! Back to the self promotion!
I’m a little cynical and sarcastic (in a non-hurtful way). At the same time, I am an incorrigible smiler at babies and dogs. Seriously. It’s like a compulsion, as if my biological clock were trying to tell me I need to birth a litter of puppies, stat.
I’m passionate and opinionated and my lefty, librul heart, she bleeds. Still, growing up in the South taught me that not everyone whose opinions I disagree with is necessarily stupid or irredeemable. My middle finger starts twitching almost as much when I see a Prius with a smug, self-congratulatory vanity plate (worst yet-OUR PART) on the road as when I see a full-sized Hummer....
I make a genuine effort to do well by the people that I care about. I think I’m a kind person and I take honesty, and making an honest effort, very seriously. When there’s conflict in relationships, I try my best to assess my role in whatever is going on, own what’s mine, and make changes when I can.
I like stuff. Doin’ stuff. Fancy stuff (museums, opera). Less fancy stuff (baseball games, playing pool). Active stuff (hiking, running, gym). Sedentary stuff (movies, coffee shops, Sundays with the Times in Dolores Park). Y’know. Stuff.