I feel if I say some things I end up sounding cocky and people will think I'm bragging. Like if I told you I'm runner and list accomplishments like marathons and mud races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race or that I play soccer and hockey when I'm not in the gym and training for races. Nope, definitely don't want to come off like a braggart jerk.
Hmmmm... maybe I should say something about what I do or my other hobbies. Like the fact that I'm a IT consultant (read: programmer) or that I like shows like Game of Thrones, Buffy, and Sleepy Hollow and I think the wave of super hero movies is pretty awesome. Nah, not that, don't want to come off too dorky. I could say that I love the outdoors!! Hiking, camping, snowboarding, climbing, backpacking... yah I'm in! Hmmmm... everyone says that too. Seems to generic. Scratch that idea.
Or maybe I should say something about loving the food scene in DC. Yah that might work. Tell them that I love all the Jose Andres restaurants and all the new places to eat on 14th street. Or stopping by Birch and Barely or some other restaurant for an awesome-obscure beer or enjoying a PBR and delicious food truck treats at Yards Park. Crap, that definitely reads douchey hipster. Definitely don't want to go there.
Well I can't figure this out so here goes my best effort:
Hi my name is Joe! Message me if you want to know more!