I’m one of those rare DC-area natives (we do exist… I promise!) who
was required to live here as a child but who chose to stay here as
an adult. Something about this area – the culture, the food, the
scenery – always kept me close by. (My dog seems to think I made a
good choice, too, especially when we’re hiking at Potomac
In many ways I’m a planner in life, but I think there’s always that
extra space for some much-needed spontaneity. (It’s kind of like
how there’s always that tiny bit of extra room in your stomach, no
matter how full you are, for a good crème brûlée.) On the planning
end of the spectrum, I love hosting dinner parties, traveling
(Sweden next year), and making sure I always fit in a game of
tennis or golf or a long bike ride. And on the spontaneous side, I
once traveled to Brazil with four days’ notice (getting a Visa was
a nightmare!), I do a lot of experimenting in my kitchen (no
casualties yet…), and if someone wants to try a new restaurant in
town, I’ll be there before Tom Sietsema even has a chance to do his
While I do keep myself very active, there are a few simple things
that really make me happy: buying fresh veggies for the week at
Eastern Market, watching a Redskins game on Sundays, playing a
round of golf, or accomplishing a project around my house. It’s the
little things that sometimes have the most meaning.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a lobbyist for a company in the telecom industry.
I’m really good at
Sleeping eight hours a night. It does a body good.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m tall… and I wear heels.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love the feel of a real book in my hand. Please don’t get me a
Kindle for Christmas. :) For music, I like everything from the
Rolling Stones to Springsteen to Al Green. For TV, I have a mild
Homeland obsession, and I’m also into Mad Men. And for movies, I
loved The King’s Speech, and anything with Tom Hanks is ok with me.
My all-time favorite movie is Moonstruck.
The six things I could never do without
1. My friends
3. My dog
5. Coffee (Love a Vanilla Latte)
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends for dinner or low key at home after a long
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My dog has the same name as a Twilight character and apparently
many baby girls. I just thought it was a cute name that reminded me
of my trip to Rome.
You should message me if
You can put yourself into any conversation and find something to
say (or at least smile and nod!), you’re easy going and just want
to enjoy what life has to offer, you’re into food enough to try
some of the new places with me (or the oldies but goodies), and you
have been told you look like Pierce Brosnan. (Ok, that last one is