How's this? Married BWM (would like to drive one, too, but can't afford it); father of 4, grandfather of 4 (astonishing how time passes and the natural life-cycle of the naked ape catches up on you); erstwhile academic; keen globe-trotter (but worrying about all those air-miles and what they cost the planet); Enough already? Did I mention Dataverarbeitung in Musikwissenschaft?
I am incredibly, busy, and time-poor
November 2011 update:
Now grandfather of 6! Even more time-poor!!! Renovating... anyone who has done this knows what it means.
However, I'm a pretty good cook - with or without recipe, and I revere both classic French cuisine with all its eggs, cream etc - as well as the nouvelle variety. I think my cooking soul was born centuries ago on the shores of the Mediterranean.
CLEANING AND CHUCKING HOARDED STUFF OUT (after several dusty years of saving "in case I can use it later...)
My irrepressible chattiness. It's the Welsh, you know; never could stop a Welshman singing, bragging and playing rugby. Being only half-Welsh, I sing, hardly brag at all (haven't you noticed?) and NEVER play rugby.
Too damned busy a ce moment to read more than e-mail...
Food? "I'm trying to be good and not think about that too much." is no longer a true statement. I think about it a lot when I have guests for dinner and I enjoy cooking (and ironing) far too much not to think about food and I've decided I shouldn't be guilty about it any longer. I'll eat just about anything that's already dead, and usually after cooking in the case of animal protein.
Music? The fact I failed to find enough classical music radio fare in New Zealand during my trip there in 2008 and had to buy cheap CDs of antique recordings of Bach will tell you something about my tastes in this area of life-support.
More serious and important, perhaps: recent survivor of prostate cancer. Diagnosed March 2010, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy July 2010 seems to have got most of those naughty profilerating cells. Have to be careful not to laugh too excitedly, now; damp underwear can be so uncomfortable. Some people even find it offensive? Why? They're not wearing it...