aub7155
36 Washington, DC
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My self-summary
I was born and raised on a farm in rural Kansas, so I'm a smalltown girl at heart, but have been in DC for long enough that it feels like home, too. Bought a house near H St NE a few years back, so certainly have no plans to leave anytime soon. But I do often find myself longing for the wide open sky full of stars and crazy summer thunderstorms I grew up with.

Other bits of possible interest: I have a lot of half-read books on my shelves but still buy new ones. Way too many. I'm a pretty social person and tend to embrace new experiences. I'm kind of a sucker for banjos and beards, separate or in combo. But neither is required. I'd like to find a place in my house for a piano. I'm perhaps a bit too independent, but more by habit than by nature, e.g., I'm always happy when someone swoops in to do the "man things" but it often doesn't occur to me to ask for help. I throw a mean backyard party complete with projected movies and sometimes a live band. I have tendency toward procrastination--I've been "meaning to buy a bike" for four years. Anyone want to just pick one out for me? I love my job and on most days find myself energized by it, but am always on the lookout for fulfillment elsewhere, too. I value well-roundedness. I rock climb, but not as much or as well as I'd like -- mostly because there are too many other things I also like. Such as Nationals games. I'm not sure anything beats May baseball ...except for October baseball.
What I’m doing with my life
Leaving people, places, things better than I found them.
I’m really good at
Starting books. Delaying bedtime. Making connections. Laughing at myself (and probably you). Baking apple crisp. Avoiding the grocery store. Appreciating nature. Maintaining an even keel. Losing sunglasses. Finding friends. Singing harmony - particularly if no one is listening. Planning trips and then foregoing plans in favor of spontaneity. Navigating. Seeing both sides. Understanding perspective. Withholding judgment. Making spaces beautiful. Savoring everything.
The first things people usually notice about me
Dark blue eyes, easy laugh, and genuine friendliness. A few weeks back, my Uber driver remembered me from a previous trip saying, "I recognized your voice. It's distinctive." So, there's that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music, for starters: Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Delta Spirit, The Head and the Heart, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars, Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Deer Tick, Florence + the Machine, Tallest Man on Earth, M. Ward, Shovels & Rope, ZZ Ward, Grace Potter, Johnny Cash.
The six things I could never do without
Family photos.
New music.
Open spaces.
Unique friends.
Regular trips to see my nephews and niece.
Spontaneity/flexibility.
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