1- I play the French Horn, am learning the flugle, play piano by ear and with one hand, and have played the flute and alto clarinet. And painting keeps me sane. If I had a digital camera I'd post some of my better work, oh well.
2 - I'm vegetarian, but my posts have said that, so that's a bit common knowledge
3 - I consider myself to be an agnostic Jew
4 - I'm a Nerd (yes, with a capital N). I read all the time (see #5), get good grades (never less than a B on report card and never more than 3 Bs on it either), and have pools of useless knowledge stashed away . . .
5 - I don't have a TV by choice. If you've ever read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the song that the oompa-loompas sing about it rotting your brain pretty much applies to my philosophy. I can and do see movies, I just would rather not pay to see cruddy movies and commercials instead.
6 - I generally prefer animals over people. But sinece you all like animals, it's easier for you to understand that . . . and for me to appreciate you!
7 - people say I act really old/mature for my age (meaning I also don't like immaturity and many little kids). If I do I can't help it (and I'm sure the habit of *occasionally* correcting their errors doesn't really help).
8 - favorite band is the Beatles
9 - I used to live in Italy (parents were military)
10 - aside from cats and fish, I also have a gerbil and two budgies. Am thinking about getting mice and/or rats, setting up a vivarium, owning frogs, and putting together a mini reef tank. To name just a few. And I need to stop rambling on about myself now! (sorry!)