curious about me?

I am too. Thanks.

I’m at odds with describing myself in an anonymous space. I tend to be the sort of person who puts pretty much everything out there for those who want to know. (Most people just don’t listen.) Ergo, writing anonymously is somewhat antithetical to who I am, but there’s really no choice when you work with Large Government Agencies. C’est la vie.

A quick glimpse into how my mind works and the way I see the world can be found here. I identify completely with the Myers-Briggs profile of an INFP and love being one. This space is littered with references to the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), most frequently the p-preference. It means I won’t ever judge you. It also means I will never send you a gift on time, might forget to reply to your email and can’t remember to check my laundry at the right time. Try to embrace your own p-preference and not judge me for that.

I was born in 1980 which means a lot of my coworkers view me as a young’un, while my interns think I’m ancient. I like to think of myself as a true child of the 80s. Just keep in mind, I was born during the Carter administration. That’s very important. Also, I’m quite happy to have been born in the Year of Monkey and I’m right on the cusp between being a Taurus and a Gemini, if you’re into that sort of thing. I’m not, but I enjoy the justification for having a triple personality and being stubborn. :-)

One of my good friends described me as a Quirkyalone, which is sort of true. I’m comfortable being alone and I require a ton of me-time. Of course, I’m also terrified of commitment, so identifying as a Quirkyalone is just a tich convenient.

My world view might be summed up in a Kafka quote: Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. I also relate pretty strongly to Albert Schweitzer’s My life is my argument. If we’re playing with quotes though, I would be remiss to not cite Oscar Wilde: Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Irony. It is your friend. And, in this case, true.

Everything tends to turn political in my head and I’m a pretty stereotypical leftie who’s passionate about social justice. A box labeled “Democratic Socialism” is usually a comfy place for me to hang out. Come join the party. We’ve got healthcare, education and booze. What more could you want?

Despite years of trying very, very hard to be the good little Christian I was taught to be, I’m just not. I simply can’t conceive of a power greater than myself that would be exclusive. That said, I’m ridiculously culturally Christian: all of the knowledge, none of the faith. Shhhhhhh! Don’t tell my Grandma.

What else must you know? My favorite book is A Murder for Her Majesty, I tend to overuse commas, and I love frivolous scarves. Anything else, I suppose you’ll have to ask.

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