In contrast, you should NOT contact me if your only way to impress me is to talk about your bank account, your house, your accoutrements of capitalism, or how your intelligence has helped you with your life, your goals, your "whatever" that continues to center around you. Taking care of yourself is good, but only taking care of yourself will get you nowhere with me. Just savin' you time, friends.
Original: I am a walking set of contradictions: the environmentally-conscious vegetarian hippie who bathes and doesn't smoke pot (I don't care if you do); someone who believes in feminist standpoint theory but works as a statistician; the humanitarian who likes putting people into binary code. I bike to work but NEVER go to the gym. I forget to eat when I'm busy but love a good meal and can pack it in. I'm an extrovert who works in an introverted profession. It really never ends, but I assume that we are all multi-dimensional people who never conform to one type, and I can write the mathematical proof to demonstrate this to be empirically true: No one is normal.
In my day-to-day life, I spend my time working, volunteering, mommying (my birth baby is at college, but there are generally a few kids on my couch at any given time), and verbing (this would be when you create verbs where they did not previously exist, like "verbing"). I also like quilting and sewing and have made a few precious art quilts. I prefer to quilt in combat boots and have made many a feminist march in heels. Maybe I just love contradictions.
Hmm.. what else? I should probably explain the whole "religious" thing because it keeps coming up; I think when I say "I'm religious" people think I mean that I'm waiting for the rapture (side note: our post-rapture party ROCKED!). I'm a Unitarian Universalist. We have no creed, meaning we don't care about what you do and don't believe. There are atheist, agnostic, Christian, Buddhist, and Muslim UUs. We just care that you live by the Seven Principles (or at least try really hard), one of which is a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The general idea is that wherever you find your light works for us. I'm pretty serious about my religion because I try hard to be a principled person, but I do not want to convert you or influence your belief systems. I expect the same.
I guess the shortest summary of me would be how I generally have people introduce me when I give talks: I operate under the radical notion that all people should be treated like human beings.