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OptimisticIan

35 M Adams Morgan, DC

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Politics / Government
Income
$60,000–$70,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Might want kids
Pets
Speaks
English (Okay), Spanish (Poorly), C++ (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm a good guy looking to be great for a good girl. So let's go. Tell me where:
http://www.si.edu/Events/Calendar/

I've got a graduate degree, a solid job, and live in a cool neighborhood; didn't I hit the superficial yuppie trifecta? :)

Fine, truth is, I'm bored. I swear to God, Allah, or the prophet of your choice that I'm fun, funny, and absolute boyfriend material.

I am from the Midwest, and while I do not think the fact that I spent most of my childhood in Milwaukee is particularly insightful info about me, I have noticed that a ton of women note that they are "from the Midwest," so I guess us Midwesterners are the prideful sort and inclined to include that tidbit. :)

And this is undoubtedly juvenile, but maybe you've got the same slice of humor as me, and so you respect my efforts to find a modest amount of amusement at work:
https://sites.google.com/site/mydailytie/

I don’t care what you do, but I do have a thing for smart chicks. I’d love to meet a nice girl and go hiking in Rock Creek Park. I want to go with you on a night-time monument tour. Or go mini-golfing. Let's locate a volunteer activity to do together that actually makes some kind of difference. Let's play tennis. Or go bowling.

Until the group folded due to lack of interest, I was getting up way too early 3 mornings a week for my running club, “Back On My Feet” ("a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless"; http://dc.backonmyfeet.org/dc-landing.html). And truthfully, I don't feel all that politically active, but my boss suggested I check out “Drinking Liberally,” and when I learned DC had no chapter, I co-started one. And you should come! (I say that in no small part because we're not getting a whole lot of interest. And in DC!)
http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/DC

Even if not that political, I do like to write, and when Facebook published a list of the “40 Most Shared Political Articles” on all of Facebook in 2011, one of my Huffington Post comedy pieces was #11, and I thought that was pretty cool: http://allfacebook.com/facebook-political-articles_b70575

If you made it this far (I apologize for the length), I dare you to message me, tell me to buy you a beer (or margarita?) tomorrow, and then tomorrow drink your beer and tell me about you.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working that 9 to 5 (8-4:30) in government life, taking in the occasional exhibit on the Mall. Life would be even cooler with a couple more friends in DC. And an quality girl to take to a free concert at the Kennedy Center or any of a dozen Smithsonians (we'll trick ourselves into believing we're "cultured").
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'll tell you what I'm not really good at: coming up with clever, flowery BS to answer questions like this. I guess I'm a good writer, as sexy as that is. But, if I really was a good writer, I suppose I'd be better at coming up with clever, flowery BS to answer questions like this. Hmmmm... it's a conundrum.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Clearly my devastating good looks or striking intellect.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Let's eat a burrito from Chipotle and watch The Big Lebowski. And read The God Delusion; an insightful and entertaining book.

Best sentence ever written (but you gotta read the book--do you know which one?-- to fully appreciate this, the novel's final sentence):
"Sounds of a San Juan night, drifting across the city through layers of humid air; sounds of life and movement, people getting ready and people giving up, the sound of hope and
the sound of hanging on, and behind them all, the quiet, deadly ticking of a thousand hungry clocks, the lonely sound of time passing in the long Caribbean night."

As far as TV. West Wing and Scrubs are both amazing. Oh, it didn't ask about TV, did it?

Turns out I like hummus.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Besides you, I have absolutely no idea. =)
[I think I use too many emoticons, so should that be one of my six?]
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend between 30 and 40 percent of my free time waxing on the spectacular practical bargain air conditioning is.
I spend the rest of my time marveling at how few rules of grammar I know for a guy with an MFA in Writing, whose job title is "Writer/Editor."
Speaking of words, I want to know who concluded that cats have such bad grammar.
And seriously, I think about how it could be that I moved to DC in 2009, and I still feel new, and still don't have a solid local social/support network. I understand empirical evidence suggests I'm the problem, but I still think I should be a popular guy. :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Not doing enough! I want to take a walk around Dupont right now, or take my girl mini-golfing, or play pool, or go to E Street Theatre, or even Red Box. How about the zoo?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think I'd like to have sex in a department store fitting room. Seriously.

If you don't use it at least half a dozen times a year, I think you look foolish listing your passport as something you "could never do without."

I wrote this awful article. I think it's funny, politically spot-on, and I believe the angry response it elicited is more a reflection of simple readers and their inability to identify intellectual satire, than my own questionable values:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/16/1223887/-I-Want-You-to-Have-My-Abortion

Also: since I left the private sector for government, I think I am having genuine existential (and I admit: I do not know what "existential" means) issues, on a daily basis, trying to decide if I should put 1 or 2 spaces between sentences. I truly can't decide, and I really do think about it more than I want to admit.

Also: I said that I'm an atheist on this profile, but, aargh, matey, that isn't exactly true. I am a dedicated pastafarian. ;)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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If you are the only girl left who doesn't have her ears pierced.

You should message me if, like myself, you have never seen a single episode of "Lost," but are curious and want to start watching the show from Episode 1, Season 1.
UPDATE: I saw a bunch of episodes from season 1; disappointing. Decent, but not great.

If you want to help me figure out how to finish off my Rubik’s Cube, let’s talk. If you know what "CVS" stands for, please tell me?

If you have a preference for the serial comma, or not, I really would like to know your reasoning. And I am similarly and genuinely curious to hear your reasoning on 1 vs. 2 spaces between sentence. Is that nerdy? I didn't say I really cared, I'm just intrigued to know why. =)

If you're not boring, say hello; if you think maybe we could live happily ever after, please say hello; if you think we could have some fun together, please say hello. ;)

If you're an intelligent girl who wants to meet a good guy. If you're politically liberal and find organized religion to be silly. If you want to teach me how to play the piano. Or the acoustic guitar. And if you play CalvinBall, I desperately want to meet you.