I generally am referring to SR in terms of the "geometrical" interpretation developed by Minkowski (which has itself been modified since 1908).
Well, except that I'm really not most of the time. For many decades the pure Minkowskian view implied that time dilation and length contraction were mere "illusions" with no basis in physical reality. But, with the advent of modern technology and the discovery that time dilation is an actual physical reality, SR adherents were forced to retreat from this (then) mainstream view. What's left is really just a bastardized concoction which is even more self-contradictory than it started out as.