A conversation between my wife and her mother:

K: Sam’s really excited about that.

Her mom: How can you tell?

Yeah, I deserve that. A poster boy introvert raised in Minnesota, I am usually… less than demonstrative. If you only ever talk with me about something I know well, you’ll see something quite different, but by and large I am quietly reserved.

Kiara jokes that I should wear a little badge on my chest so that people know when I’m upset:

Sam is upset

and when I’m happy, I could flip it over:

Sam is happy

I thought of this today when I was talking with someone about something that I think is really, really exciting, and I realized that I was giving practically no cues that inside, I was dancing like mad.

Gotta work on that.