Having an unusual upbringing has its highs & lows.
When people find out that I was raised without media influences they are very interested and have a ton of questions. It's a great icebreaker and I'm happy to answer any and all inquiries.
I've been writing down and collecting the questions, many of which are hilarious, and I'm going to start posting them soon. I'll be interested in your reaction.
The bad part of people knowing my background is they think I'm disabled in some way.
Last night at a gathering I was using a match to light a table candle and the burning match head stuck to the tip of my finger, right under the nail. I yelped and shook my hand like crazy -- It hurt so bad I wanted to cry. One of my classmates came over to attend to me and, after I told him what happened, he explained in great detail the proper way to strike a match.
I was very irritated by this, but I didn't let on -- after all, he was just trying to help.
I have a lot of practical knowledge... and I know how to use a match. I'm very handy, probably more handy than most!