My preferred email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. That's not listed above as I use another (non-public) email account for comment monitoring, and LJ isn't really setup to handle that.
The name "vin_petrol" came out of Whitby Goth Weekend in April 2003. People were a) calling me "vin" a lot, b) going on at me to get a live journal, c) going on about Vin Diesel (there were women in the house). Hence "vin_petrol" seemed as good a name as any other. I like burning petrol and going fast in or on vehicles. I also have a shaved head, and I was born in 1967. Sadly, I don't have a six-pack.
NOTE: Anonymous commenting is enabled to allow my sisters (WANOLJ) to comment on my journal. They have agreed to always identify themselves by name when commenting. Any truly anonymous comments will probably get deleted.
NOTE2: For historical reasons, I usually wait till I've met someone twice In Real Life before I friend them.