Sometimes, I do somethings other than read and write. This is the thread for all that stuff.
First, I have a son, who is currently 3yo. The light of my life, Sprout (as he is known online) is active, handsome and occasionally very sweet.
Second, we have a cat named Ralph. At least the Humane Society where we got him insisted he was a cat. Judging by his appetite, he is actually some variety of furry pig. Or maybe a flightless locust.
Third, I teach. I like teaching, because I like to talk and explore ideas. I also research, write non-fictiony stuff, and give research talks.
In terms of hobbies, I blog, I watch movies and old TV on DVD, and I like bumming around online. I listen to all types of music, though oldies and hippy music are my favourite. Cat Stevens is my go-to guy. I can knit, but I don't do it often (usually for gifts) - likewise with cross stitching. I sew - a lot - but mostly out of necessity (toys, clothing, curtains, the damage done by a cat and a 3yo, etc.).
As far as interests are concerned, I have a lot of them. I'm interested in the environment and animal rights, and have a slight obsession with reducing my environmental footprint. I am a parenting info fanatic, and I'm interested in homeschooling or home education supplementation. I also have a fondness for vegetarian cooking, and I wish I could garden - and am always planning my future planting, for when I no longer live in an apartment.
I dislike some things, but not many, and I tend towards the optimistic.
I like coffee. A lot.
So, that's me in Real Life. How about you?