I'll start by saying that filling this out makes me feel ridiculously self-conscious.
Despite all appearances, I don't take myself or life too seriously. Being alive is an adventure and a constant surprise to me and I like it that way. I possess a bit of a child-like naivete and adore the feeling of experiencing something for the first time. I like to have fun and can find humour in most situations.
I care about what is going on the world. I am outraged by injustice. I'm cynical enough to think that the world's a great big mess in plenty and sundry a manner, but I'm idealistic enough to believe that I (and others like me) can make a difference.
I love language and am a bit obsessive about grammar and spelling. A well-crafted turn of phrase can render me a bit mushy. I'm intrigued by word and phrase origins. I'm rather a fan of quotes as well.
I'm a night owl in the extreme. However, I am trying to remedy this at least a little in order to function with other people in my world. I don't do time the way most people do...I kind of work in -ishes. I am seriously trying to improve my punctuality, however. I don't think I can ever wear a watch because it makes me feel literally tied to time.
I love to read. I'm passionate about painting. And I can't imagine life without music. I have pretty eclectic taste, but lean toward the alternative in all genres. I play piano as well.
Sunshine and nature make me happy. I enjoy camping, riding my bike, and walking.
There are very few people that I don't like. I tend to believe the best about people and to give the benefit of the doubt. Once I decide I like you, you'll have to work plenty hard to convince me otherwise.