In more words, I tend toward being quiet and reserved, but friendly. (I am aware of the contradiction, yes.) That quietness, however, should not be mistaken for a lack of passion - for things and people I care deeply about, I can be quite the little firebrand. I'm very interested in social justice (equal rights, opportunity equality, and the like) and in environmental advocacy and do a lot of work with local environmental advocacy groups, usually as a field volunteer. It's an awful lot of fun, though often tiring as heck.
I enjoy trying new things (I'll try almost anything once) and learning about stuff. I'm a hands-on person who likes getting into the middle of tasks and pitching in. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I like doing arts and crafts stuff (origami and sewing mainly, with a little bit of pottering around drawing.) I'm only really good at the origami, but enjoy it all, including learning new crafts.
I'm a loyal friend, and always willing to help out in a pinch, though I'm not so good about accepting help or admitting that I need it. It's something I'm working on.
I'm also a bit of an Anglophile, a nerd, a SCAdian (is that redundant with the nerdity? I dunno), and am fond of wordplay, puns, and jokes (perhaps too much.)
Oh, and I now has a little black kitty.