I enjoy travel a lot. I've managed to visit 48 US states and enough countries that I have to look at a map to remind myself of which ones I've been to -- about 30 if I counted right. 2009 was a good year for travel; I visited London (April) and South Africa (September), and I flew back and forth between Seattle and Los Angeles quite a few times.
In 2010 I traveled a bit more, but not nearly as far: a tedious business trip to the Bahamas (January), a business-and-personal trip to the Seattle area (February), a slightly less tedious business trip to the Bahamas (April), a road trip from West Hollywood to Seattle to move (May), a road trip back to West Hollywood to retrieve things that didn't fit in the trailer in May (July), a high school reunion trip (August), Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey (August), and numerous local trips (since June).
In 2011, my only major travel has been a July trip to Maine (via Boston) to get married. My wife and I have also gone on several local trips. We're traveling less now due to a tighter budget. If we can afford it next year, we'd like to go to see a solar eclipse near Australia.
In the summer of 2012, we went to Maine (again via Boston), then to New Jersey, with side trips to the Franklin Museum in Philadelphia and to Manhattan for a jazz cruise.
Hooray! My wife and I did indeed manage to save up enough to see the 2012 total solar eclipse -- a little of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, and the island nation of New Caledonia. Most of the trip was on a cruise, so we could go lots of places without packing and unpacking our stuff all the time, and where we were almost always in the youngest ten percent of any group of people.
I thought of myself as shy for many years. But somehow it seems I overcame that without realizing it until much later. Suddenly I made a discovery: I'm not as shy as I thought I was.
Now that I'm attached (since June 2010), if I'm on here at all I'm either playing flag-moderator to look at the weird things people flag or looking for friends for myself and wife (since July 2011).
I'm very fond of cats, but I don't have any right now. My wife has a dog.
I have a Bacon Number of two.
There isn't a built-in profile section for commenting on one's own "Personality" tab, so I'm making one here.
I'm surprised that my strongest personality rating is "More into Exercise", even though I agree that's probably true in my demographic niche.
I'm rather surprised that I'm rated so high on "More Competitive", since I don't feel like I'm all that competitive.
I'm very political, and although the site rated me high there I'm surprised I'm not rated even higher.
I think the "sloppy" award should have two axes: tolerance of clutter, and tolerance of filth. On the clutter axis, I accept the award. But on the filth axis, I disagree; I'm not at all sloppy about dirt.
I'm surprised that I'm rated so low on "More Progressive", given that I'm liberal and live in a congressional district that continues to re-elect Republicans, even the dimwit currently occupying the seat.
I'm surprised that I rate "Less Kind", given that my wife says kindness is one of my strengths. Maybe I just haven't answered enough questions that affect that personality rating.
I know that personality awards change occasionally, sometimes without even answering questions.
(I tried to get the heading of this home-made section to look like the real ones, but the HTML I've tried didn't work.)
I am friendly, optimistic, and creative.
(Way back when this was at the top of one's profile.)