Geek. Quilter. Owned by large cats. If I'm traveling, I have books and hand-sewing with me. Ask what I'm reading and what my quilt project is! I'm happy to share and show.
Me, as a traveler: every city is unique. The touristy has its place, but I love finding out the individual character of each place I visit. I can find a McDonald's anywhere on the planet -- tell me what makes your city worth loving, living in, and and calling home.
Me as a guest: quiet and neat. If I'm honest, the next word is 'absent.' Chances are good I've already left for the day, and am out doing photography, exploring the city, or getting lost in a museum. You might hear me get up in the morning and quietly get ready to leave, but you're more likely to see me come back at the end of the day with tired feet and a full camera.
The things I shouldn't have to say, but I will: I generally travel alone. If I have someone with me, that is unusual and I will tell you. I do not smoke, nor do I take any kind of (website hidden) is something to have one or two of when I'm out with friends. I am not a partier, and prefer staying in places with similarly quiet, respectful, and professional people.
The extras: if I'm traveling, I miss my (large!) cats, so I'll spoil any cat that lives with you and wants attention. I love science fiction, and can babble endlessly about books -- five years working in a public library will do that to you! The easiest ways to delight me if I'm outside the US are to 1) show me how to make tea in your kitchen and 2) tell me where I can get stamps so I can send postcards home to my friends' kids.
Me in my professional life: I spend my days supporting an open-source software package called Drupal. If you ask me what I do, I'll say that I help companies large and small make their websites work better. I've worked for quite a few years in IT departments for non-profits, especially libraries, and have a soft spot for helping socially responsible companies make their websites work.
I've maintained a public website since 1996 -- while I'm careful about my privacy, it's easy to get a sense of who I am. Chances are good there's a recent photo or two at flickr as well. I've had the same username ("domesticat") for around 17 years; I'm easy to find online.