(Though most of those quiet times I'm actually waiting for the opportune moment to deliver a quick joke that makes people spray their beverage out their nose. Not to be cruel you understand, it's more of an experiment to determine how the amount of liquid sprayed from a nose varies depending on the type of drink consumed. It's purely scientific. Really! I'm going to write a book. Or at least a web article.)
More generally, I try to take a balanced approach to life. I plan and prepare for the future, but living life fully is too important to pass up opportunities because they weren't "part of the plan". Adapt to what is, and get on with it.
Family is very important to me. My son occupies a large part of my life; along with the rest of my family. Thankfully, they all live close by and "time with the family" generally means a Saturday of wave runners and barbecue at the cottage or the occasional family dinner.
Finding a cheaper way to buy almost anything;
Persuading bleeding children that they don't need to cry because bleeding wounds are really cool.
I accidentally use enough SAT vocabulary to make people wonder if I'm doing it on purpose; (I'm not, I just read too much)
If I'm concentrating hard on something I tend to look angry.
Diet Mountain Dew,
a vehicle of some kind,
a belt (i feel undressed without one, and you can use it to repair cars in a pinch)
Whether my next big trip will be Disney World or Brazil;
Whether I want to wake up at 6:50 or 7:10 am for work.
The other half of the time I am driving a pre-teen to whatever event he has scheduled this time.
I still have some d10's and d20's, I'm familiar with M:TG, Rifts, Champions and AD&D; and I remember when WOTC didn't rule the world. (yes, this is intentionally vague. I'm only willing to admit it to people who know what it means.)
You don't mind that I have a child who lives with me;
After you tell me you think I'm wrong you won't get upset when I return the favor; (politely of course)
And obviously, if you think it might be fun to meet;
P.S. If you're the type that doesn't want to send the first msg but you found my profile interesting, at least wink or something. Otherwise I may never know!