Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm energetic, healthy, and curious, with a variety of interests.
Among them is building stuff (largely exercised through a home
renovation) which I enjoy but has high opportunity costs (Saturday
nights in Home Depot are not conducive to meeting people!) so I'm
thankful that'll soon be done. On the activity side I enjoy
museums, interesting talks and lectures, running and biking in new
places, trail-runs in Rock Creek Park, open water swims, soccer,
tennis....and if those aren't your speed long walks will do just
fine. I like independent and foreign language films, trying new
places for dinner, and neighborhood walks filled with people
watching and perhaps a little critiquing of architecture and urban
planning. Career-wise I've been at a non-profit for 20 years
heading a department that tries to make sure one of the TV channels
you get is accurate and journalistically responsible.
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to fine-tune the way I spend my time, spending more time
doing the activities that make me smile, such as focused time with
friends, reading, quiet time, and volunteering.
I’m really good at
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I'm a pretty good problem solver, creative thinker, and, after a
long, hard run on Saturday morning's, an excellent napper.
The first things people usually notice about me
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As I understand it being fit and lean and fairly high-energy, with
a tendency to talk quickly and smile broadly when excited.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'll go see just about any movie that's thought-provoking (Amour,
Philomena..) and sometimes get sucked into repeats of humorous
movies on TV (Taladega Nights, Wedding Crashers...). I don't have
any appointment TV viewing but try to catch highlights of The
Colbert Report and Daily Show online. I enjoy the New Yorker and
somewhat habitually read online news (Daily Beast, Huffington
Post...) Food-wise I'm all over the place. I'm not a picky eater
other than if it's not going to be healthy for me it should at
least be healthy(ish) for the environment as in organic,
free-range, etc. I like all variety of ethic foods, particularly
Indonesian, Indian, Vietnamese, and Mexican (particularly Mole
Enchiladas) Every year I'll get season tickets to a local theater,
and am always up for anything cultural...a talk, film, show, you
The six things I could never do without
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Just a few things I'd rather not do without...
Daily exercise, of some kind
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A few of the things that have occupied my thoughts lately
- Meeting someone smart, active, and generally positive
- Getting to bed earlier (since I wake up early regardless!)
- Sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse... work.
- Somtimes enjoyed, sometimes not...politics
- How to improve things..people's quality of life, mechanical
things, our urban environment, and pretty much anything else.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dinner with friends or relaxing at home
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