I believe in and try to practice the ideology of Radical Honesty. I'd recomend familiarizing yourself with the character Loker from the show Lie to Me to get an idea of what that is. But unlike him, I put a filter on it to be sensitive to people feelings and opinions.
I've lived in the DMV for several years, but I've never considered it a place that I would like to call home. I'd much rather live somewhere further north seeing as how I've always prefered colder climates and seasons. Plus it makes the cat a tiny bit more willing to curl up with me while watching a movie or reading.
I am a hobbyist and recreational gamer. A few of my friends have gone the competitive route, but it just never has been that way for me. I make and sell painted miniatures that people use for table top gaming. Usually for this one sepcific game, but I enjoy the artistry of the hobby more than the game itself.