You know you're reading a "gay blog" when you see a headline that references an ABBA song :)
Anyway, that's not the point of this post. The point is that I want to tell you a bit about myself--and hopefully learn a bit about all of you as well. So, without further ado ...
What I do when I'm not playing or writing about games: Well, to put it bluntly: I write about other stuff. (I've been an editor and writer for the past decade or so.) Actually, once in a blue moon I'm paid to write articles about games (or the games industry), but more often than not I'm paid to write about business-y stuff. I'm sure that sounds more than a bit boring, but it pays the bills :)
What I do when I'm not writing about other stuff: I like to do all sorts of mundane things, really. I enjoy baking and cooking, reading, watching movies and working out. I also like spending time with my husband of nearly six years--especially when it means going on a walk and then treating ourselves to a beer and/or something sweet (which usually means doughnuts).
My all-time favorite games: If my life (or the life of someone I loved) depended on me coming up with a list of my favorite games, here are the ones I'd probably spew out: Animal Crossing, Balloon Fight ("Balloon Trip" mode FTW), Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong, Earthbound, Final Fantasy IV/V/VI, Final Fantasy Tactics, Katamari Damacy, Kid Icarus, The Legend of Zelda and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Ms. Pac-Man, Paper Mario, Rainbow Islands, SaGa Frontier, Shining Force, Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3, Yoshi's Island.
My all-time favorite systems: I have to say, it's a bit easier for me to come up with this list than the last one. That said, I still can't choose just one--as the NES, the SNES, the original PlayStation and the PS2 all have a special place in my heart. I also have a soft spot for the TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine and the Saturn.
Now that I've blathered on about myself, why don't you tell me a bit about you? You don't have to talk about your non-gaming hobbies or what you do for a living if you're not so fond of sharing intimate details about yourself with complete strangers, but at least tell me a few of your favorite games and systems, OK?