Is there antyhing that makes you really "irrationally" happy that before you first encountered the reaction you would never have expected to have that effect on you?
Fuchsias. I never encountered them until I moved to California, and when I saw them I loved them.
I love reading about your knitting adventures. Did you knit when you were a kid, and if not why not?
My mom taught me garter stitch, and I knitted a scarf-like object, but knitting never took at that time. I was more into freeform embroidery and fabric painting. Although mom knew how to knit, she basically hated all handwork and I think the attitude rubbed off. (The awful, awful sewing class I took in school did not help.) Later on, when I was an adult struggling with social anxiety, I noticed people knitting and crocheting at parties, and I thought "Hm, that might help."
I can't think of anything to ask you, but I like leaving comments on
things like this. Oh, here's a question: what do you want people to ask
you but never do?
I can't think of anything. I like questions that, when I answer them, I see things in a new way. People do sometimes ask such questions, but it would be hard to predict which sorts of questions might yield that result.