My friends have described me as a “Buddha-nerd.” Which I hope is a good thing. Though perhaps that means my study to practice ratio could use some tweaking :wink:
“Credentials” wise- I have lived in both Vietnamese Mahayana (where I was a novice for a year) and Theravada temples, as well as a Thai temple. I have a BA in Religious Studies/Buddhist Studies, for whatever merit that brings. Read: I’ve read some stuff.
I am incredibly thankful for Bhante Sujato and everyone at Sutta Central. SC has been an invaluable resource for my studies, and with our group studies at the temple I attend.

Other than that, I still have a fairly large attachment to videogames, and my circle of friends, who I often regale with my random Buddha-nerd information.