It's really a shame that I live so far away (Space Coast, FL) as your club seems like a great group to join. Being an avid reader, and seeing myself in your list of definers over on the right-hand side. Sounds like a great group.
Oh, and also, you reminded me of Janeane Garafalo who got a "Liberal" tattoo, because she said she's not ashamed of being one, and wanted the world to know. I like that attitude