Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My theory is that if I have to take a form of transportation to get
there that would be illegal in the US, I am DEFINITELY going there.
A Cessna that holds 7 passengers, has snap up windows for air
circulation, and requires us to keep luggage on our laps - no
biggie! A shaky hollowed-out log canoe in piranha, electric eel and
caimon infested waters, yes please! The less traveled the
destination, the more I'm interested in going there. Paris will
still be Paris tomorrow but I want to see Socotra before it is
turned into a resort and tourist infested land.
I moved down to DC about a year ago for work after living in NYC
for almost 6. DC is growing on me and I'm having fun exploring the
city and finding local joints (yes, I have been to the speakeasy
taqueria and yes, I would recommend it). Although I love the cold
and wintertime, I can't wait for warmer weather for jazz in the
sculpture garden and the public pools to open back up! I love
leaving my apartment at 10 or 11am on summer weekends and just
walking for hours, seeing where the day takes me!
I rarely watch sports on TV but love going to games (especially
I love documentaries and went through a phase where I watched
almost one a night. I've unfortunately watched many (and
subsequently read a decent amount) on food in the US and so try to
keep my hotdog and other factory-farmed and processed foods to a
minimum. Needless to say....
When I make it out of work in time, I love real happy hours - like
a full-sized burger for $5 or a beer and a shot of whiskey for $5.
Whoever came up with the plan to call one bite of fusion food for
$5 a 'deal' is almost as smart as the person who decided to sell
bottled water or pet rocks!
I'm a humanitarian at heart and trying not to let DC jade me. I'm
also a feminist and an environmentalist.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working and trying to figure it out just like everyone else! I work
for a government contractor in international development, because
really who doesn't in this town. I have no idea what I want to be
when I grow up but I know that I want to do something that makes me
feel proud to be a part of.
I like continually improving myself (or at least attempting to).
Right now I'm taking Spanish lessons because I hate not being able
to adequately communicate with people in practically the rest of
the Americas! Next on my list to-do is take a photography class.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding hidden gems for food and drinks. One of my good friends
even refers to me as her 'truffle pig.' oink oink
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I generally read non-fiction because I love to learn and expand my
mind, however I need some fiction in there every once in a while as
well. Some of the books I've read recently are: One Hundred Years
of Solitude, The Holocaust Industry, The Invention of the Jewish
People, The Israel Lobby, A Handmaid's Tale, A People's History of
the United States, The Poisoner's Handbook, and Sex at Dawn: The
Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality.
My current favorite TV shows are: Community, Shameless, Breaking
Bad, Homeland, Mad Men, It's Always Sunny.
I like all the general indie/rock/house music one would expect. I
really love jazz, although I know almost nothing about it! I'm
hoping to learn more and find someone to frequent jazz clubs
I like eating what the locals eat. I was obsessed with tostones con
queso when I backpacked through Nicaragua, where I also had the
best fried chicken from women who sold it in plastic bags at bus
stops. I wish I could make sadza because I'm not sure when I'll
have that again. When I lived in NYC it was soup dumplings from
Joe's Shanghai, regular dumplings from that great place on Essex,
knish's from Yona Shimmels, etc etc. I have so far found the food
in DC to be underwhelming. I generally stay away from the trendy
downtown places that lack in soul and taste. Give me a
whole-in-the-wall taco joint or an Ethiopian restaurant where I'm
the only non-Ethiopian and I'm in heaven!
I also love to cook and make pretty kick-ass seared scallops and
risotto. I find eating a nice meal by myself to be depressing so I
love cooking for and with others. That being said, I love having
friends over for dinner and have been known to stuff as many
friends as possible into my apartment for holiday meals!
I frequent DC's farmers markets and love getting produce I've never
heard of before and attempting to make something new and
I guess it's not food, but I drink scotch and bourbon straight,
like stouts and ales, and obviously wine. I hate sweet 'girly
drinks' with a passion as equally as I hate soda.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a good book to read
someone to talk to
a current passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why tall people walk so slowly! Seriously, I'm only 5'4" and
routinely pass most people on the street. Oh ya, and politics,
saving the world, where to travel to next.....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
not thinking or talking about work! Besides that, every Friday is
different - happy hour with coworkers, crazy night out with
friends, house party, dinner party, staying in with a big bowl of
popcorn and a tv or movie marathon, traveling to NYC to see
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I got my head stuck between the bars of the elephant exhibit at the
zoo when I was 5. What? I just wanted to see the elephants up
close! Now I can't even believe I was at a zoo but that's a topic
for another time...
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