Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Raised in Massachusetts but DC is home. Enjoy being out and doing
things even if it's just a walk to check out a new restaurant, see
what is happening at the Kennedy center, or coffee and
Loves: classic cocktails, sad songs, 80's New Wave,
Simpsons references, walking places, French cider, mastering the
crockpot, fresh salsa, and the smell of wet leaves or a storm
Unloves: Typical "Washington" conversation, humidity, and
What I’m doing with my life
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Recently made the transition from working in clinical research labs
to higher education data management. Short of it: Office life is
strange and takes some getting used to. I also write beer and bar
culture for local and national sites and lead beer/spirits tastings
and events when I can squeeze it in. Random road trips, late-night
adventures, and simply having a relaxing day in are also known to
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a good friend, staying positive, finding the humor in any
situation. Also: a half-decent cook, proficient at making mix tapes
(yes, they're still mixtapes in my head), a great sense of
direction, and great at pretending I'm good at things.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have no idea. My glasses, mayhaps?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Indie films, 80's comedies, cerebral thrillers, a lot of food and
The Smiths, Pedro the Lion, Drive by Truckers, Elvis Costello,
Lucero, The Promise Ring, Nas, Engine Down, Rosie Thomas, Low,
Portishead, Yo La Tengo, Waxwing...
Is it wrong to say I don't read books often? Is that uncouth?
Currently reading a books on heirloom apples and the history of
Belgian beer but they're moving slow. I read a lot of periodicals
and copious amounts of non-fiction. Scientific American, Cook's
Illustrated, and the Drinks Business all the time.
I listen to NPR daily. I used to think I had a Marketplace
addiction. I'm okay with that.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Aside from the generic friends/family route:
- There's almost always music on
- Intelligent friends
- Iced tea (not the sweetened kind)
- A comfortable sweater or hoodie
- Avoiding puns
- Finding out what else I can't live without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- The intersection of craft food/beverages, art, and culture.
- What I spend so much time thinking about.
- Why don't people apply the same rules of driving to walking. Or
maybe the scary part is maybe they do?
- "Why is this bus so late?!?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Unwinding with a cocktail. Usually bourbon-based.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't get haircuts nearly as often as I should.
You should message me if
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You enjoy intelligent conversation, someone who doesn't have time
to waste your time, and city life beyond meat-market bars and Hill
I have a high affinity for cute and quirky.
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