Politico. Cheese and whiskey connoisseur. Reader. Feminist. Fantasy sports enthusiast. Foreign policy dilettante. Technology aficionado. Traveler.
Born in Dallas and educated in cities from Austin to Paris to Beijing, I've evaded packs of wild dogs, hobnobbed with Eurocrats and all manner of things besides. (Apropos, as a recovering Parisian, rest assured, I am working on reigning in the number of things I say that start with "That's cool, but in Paris we...")
Generally, I think that there are certain universal things to be pursued that make life worth clinging to: expanding your horizons by eating things you haven't before (e.g. before I was vegetarian I tried chicken feet--never again) or aspiring to do better than those who preceded you by drinking at more bars in one night than your friends have ever done before, for example.
On a less frivolous note (these moments tend to be fleeting for me), I tend to be fixated on trying and acquainting myself with new things (not just new beers but non-alcoholic things as well like music and literature and art).
I furthermore am deeply interested in obscure holidays and novel ways of incorporating macaroni and cheese into other foods.