But actually I think a lot of folks know more about my life than my opinions. I tend to keep quiet about my opinions for three reasons: (1) They are the same as other people's, and so I think repeating them would be boring; (2) They are different from other people's, and so I think stating them would cause irritation or offense; (3) I have no informed opinion, and so I think stating my vague thoughts would sound stupid.
So what I really would like out of this question meme is an excuse to rant or blather about things. If you feel like suggesting a topic for me to rant or blather about, please comment here. (I'll put the rants/blathers in separate entries.)