-- My father, demonstrating his utmost confidence in my ability to be professional.
What I am: Curious with a pretty smile. Grossly underestimated. Stubborn (only because I’m usually right), but warm. Independent and level-headed with a "no-nonsense" type of attitude. Maddeningly random (fair warning). Horribly impatient. A definite jeans and t-shirt kind of girl with the potential for more when the opportunity arises. Unmoved when another girl is wearing the same dress, especially since I could probably take her one vs. one anyway. Constantly scheming the system in an effort to satiate my wanderlust. A work in progress (like everyone, I hope).
What I love: Beards (on you, not me). Putting up a good front. Bundling up and hanging out on snowy nights at 3am when everything else is asleep. Trivia night. Meteor showers. Screwing around in the kitchen (with food). Gin & tonics. Impromptu front stoop picnics. Camping and Photography. Finding humor in ordinary everyday moments that most people might miss. Laughing at myself ('cause I can, and so should we all). Football (NYG. I'm going to get my ass kicked in this town now, aren't I?), indie rock/alt.country, and not feeling obliged to apologize for putting those next to each other in a sentence. Good food, great books and inspiring conversation.
Two truths and a lie: (I'll consider telling you which is which if you ask nicely)
1. I once got called out by a large gun-carrying Capitol Hill guard for calling him a smartass.
2. My friend and I were briefly detained by Chinese police in Beijing for inadvertently loitering on government property.
3. I'm named after a jai-alai arena.