There's a game of tagging going around and I've been tagged 5 times. Those tagged are supposed to say 11 random things about themselves (that's a pretty standard post in these parts), answer 11 questions by the tagger, then come up with questions of their own and tag others: Blogger's version of a pyramid scheme. I've been answering people's questions in comments, but not otherwise playing the game.
The questions people ask is more revealing than their answers. You get to find out what interests them. If (and I repeat if) I played along, my questions would probe how people think, because that's what interests me most.
I'm always surprised when I meet someone who reads this blog and they tell me that they find me intimidating on the web. In real life, except for the deadly serious look I sometimes get while running, people do not find me intimidating at all. The more you know, the less intimidating, I guess.
Instead of posting random things about myself (do you really care that the unlabeled movie in my nightstand is "Kolchak: The Night Stalker?"), I thought I'd open the blog up to other people's questions.
Go ahead, ask me anything. [One warning: "What do you do for a living?" is a wasted question.] I doubt I'll get inundated with questions, but if I do, I'll answer the 11 most interesting ones.