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My self-summary
D.C. transplant hailing from New England. Proud graduate of an all women's college. Liberal feminists (it's not a dirty word), who is pro-choice. I care deeply about my friends and family.

I am a quirky/nerdy person who loves to laugh. While I may be a boring person, I collect fascinating friends to glitter around me and be interesting :)

I wouldn't characterize myself as "athletic" (never played sports in school), but I do enjoy activities like rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, sailing, yoga, and dancing. Also, I am a staunch believer in the Oxford Comma.

I spend my time reading, experimenting in the kitchen, exercising, watching movies, and exploring whichever city in which I find myself living. I'm energetic, ethical, a hard worker, an effective communicator, and a sincere friend.
What I’m doing with my life
Being employed, it's really awesome. More specifically, I a fundraiser at a non-profit. I love the work and that I get to keep my soul intact while acquiring a good skill set for the future.
I’m really good at
Listening to people, making small talk, baking, making friends, being punctual, making great music playlists, road trips, making people feel comfortable/at home, a cappella.
The first things people usually notice about me
My friends say I'm adorable, "smart as fuck," have pretty eyes, and smile a lot. I am an energetic person with a quick wit who appreciates opportunities to relax.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books & Authors: Three Musketeers, Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Princess Bride, To Kill A Mockingbird, Don Quijote, The Alchemist, La Sombra del Viento, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P.G. Wodehouse, Mark Twain, Murakami, David Sedaris, Alexander Dumas, Miguel De Cervantes de Saavedra, Carlos Ruis Zafon, Jeffrey Toobin.

Movies: The Sting, Out of Africa, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Ocean's Eleven, French Kiss, The Italian Job, Thomas Crown Affair (basically all heist movies), When Harry Met Sally, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Drive, Fifth Element, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, Dr. Strangelove, Some Like It Hot, The Goonies, Second Hand Lions, Indiana Jones 1 & 3, The Lion in Winter, Enter the Dragon, Raising Arizona, Hot Fuzz, Spaceballs, Howl's Moving Castle, My Cousin Vinny, any Alan Rickman movie.

Shows: The West Wing, Firefly, 30 Rock, Doctor Who, BSG, House of Cards, North & South, Arrested Development, Newsroom, The League, Sherlock, Archer, Peep Show, Coupling, TNG, The IT Crowd, Galavant, Sherlock.

Music: Excellence from any genre. I've got a wide range in my collection, but here's what I'm listening to now most frequently: Marvin Gaye, Ben Sollee, Ivan & Alyosha, Neulore, The Head and the Heart, WE ARE TWIN, Robyn, The Beatles (always), the Black Keys, Ben L'Oncle Soul, Bastille, Trampled by Turtles, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Film Scores (especially anything by John Williams).

Food: All breakfast food. If faced with the choice, I'd only eat breakfast foods for the rest of my life. Homemade challah (I make a mean one), Chinese, Indian, Sushi, Spanish, chili, a really good steak.
The six things I could never do without
Friends & Family
Traveling (I studied abroad in Spain and am dying to get back there)
My self reliance/independence
My alma mater (we're a bit of a cult)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My friends and family, the battle of whether or not to work out that day, politics, what I want to cook (and how I can work ginger or dried cranberries into most things I make), defining what it means to me to be a good person and how to live my life accordingly, how to maximize efficiency in my every day life (everything I want to do and how best to beat my schedule into line to make it all possible)...oh, and puppies.
On a typical Friday night I am
Normally spending a quiet night in, or hanging out with some friends in a low key environment. Every once in awhile, I do enjoy going out for a night on the town.
You should message me if
*You're not arrogant
*Not materialistic
*You enjoy a good pun and/or witty banter
*Interested in a relationship, not a "we're just hanging out" situation.