I've got kind of a dark sense of humor and am terrible at telling jokes because I somehow always mess up the lead in or the punch line. But I tell them anyway.
Being in D.C. for going on 7 years has taught me to try not to take myself too seriously - there are enough people here to do that for you. I also refuse to play the "who's busier?" game that seems to be a contact sport around here. I like a balanced life (work, social, and down time) and am not afraid of a completely unscheduled weekend.
I'd like to meet someone who'll take me for grand adventures but can appreciate the simple things in life, like curling up during a thunderstorm with a movie, or Saturday trips to the Home Depot. Someone who is intellectually curious, emotionally mature, and who will respect me as an individual while supporting and caring about me.
I also have a 8 year old golden retriever and she is, obviously, the best. She's mischievous and sweet and sheds like a mother. So loving dogs is pretty much mandatory.