I could tell you things like "I like to laugh" or "I love my family," but that won't tell you much about my personality. Instead, I offer the following to show you what you're getting into:
I worry that we're devaluing important words by overusing them, like "epic" and "geek".
I'm willing to bribe my children to practice the piano until they appreciate it enough to do it without monetary motivation.
My children will know how to throw and catch a ball without looking like they're afraid of it.
It drives me insane when people misuse apostrophes.
I read the techie news on Slashdot every day.
If you talk trash about other people, I find it very difficult to have any respect for you.
I enjoy having money much more than I enjoy spending it.
I drive a 15-year-old car and I refuse to buy a new one. I fix it myself, and I've poured so much blood and sweat into it that we have a powerful emotional bond.
As a computer guy, I hate paper. I do everything I can to abolish it from my life.
I never see a movie in the theater until a lot of people tell me it's great. I'm tired of blowing $11 on bad movies.
I believe you have time to do anything you really want to do.
I'm happy enough with my job that I disregard the fact that I could make more money elsewhere.
I like to do dishes for people because it's a very simple way to make their lives easier.
If you give me a riddle, I'll die before I let you give me the answer instead of solving it myself.
I don't have cable or satellite TV, but I really miss the baseball, basketball and hockey games that I don't get to watch.
I try to play sports one or two nights a week, but I get bored if I try to go jogging without some sort of ball or disc to chase.
I'm not great at making conversation. I wouldn't say I'm shy, because I do great in front of a crowd, but I'm quiet. I worry that people think I don't like them or I'm bored because I'm not saying anything. I like to think this means the things I do say carry more weight than if I talked excessively.
My top bands are Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Guns 'n' Roses, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, The Offspring, and Rolling Stones.
My favorite pianists are Chopin, Jon Schmidt, Chico Marx, Tim Minchin, and Victor Borge.
I hate it when people won't let me serve them. Thus, I try to allow people to serve me when they want to.
I play the guitar. My dream is to be in a rock band.
My other dream is to be an astronaut.
I can point out a good number of the constellations in the northern hemisphere.