“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
I adore HAT! I live alone, so I get as much of it as I want. Sometimes, my HAT surplus even drives me out to places that have people but that don't require interaction - I love going to malls or farmer's markets or coffee shops for that. I realize how much I love HAT whenever I visit the family at the holidays. Nowhere to run!
I'm in the same position - it's really a requirement for me, but it's also the default. As much as I enjoy getting out and doing things with friends, etc. - it's always a relief when I get home and can just relax - it's like releasing a pressure valve right as I walk in the door.
I can never really have HAT because I'm still a teenager living at home. I can get some real alone time sometimes when no one is here, just being alone with people still in the house just dosen't feel right.
Yes yes, HAT is awesome I left the pub a bit early so I could spend some time without my house mates. The other two are sleeping so it doesn't qualify as full-HAT and I can't make much noise, but the thought of me being the only conscious soul in the house is fulfilling in itself.