Despite my country roots, I'm left-leaning on most things. I've learned this is very important to get out of the way early in conversations in DC.
You know how everyone says "how are you?" when you see them? Well, I'm one of those people who can ask you how your day is going and actually want to hear your response. I'm constantly interested in the world around me, how it works, and how I fit into it. I spend a lot of time on sites like Cracked, Gizmag, and Popsci trying to feed the brain.
I like to stay active - kayaking, softball, golf, tennis and hiking all fit into my life from time to time, and I'm a regular gym-goer. At the same time, I love movies and games of all kinds, and my inner nerd is strong.
I try to think deep thoughts, but I keep getting distracted. My favorite quote is: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." I sincerely believe this is true, with limited and predictable exceptions. Paris Hilton is not fighting a hard battle.
I have an adventurous streak - I try not to say no to new things, and that once included eating scorpions from a street stall - but I'm always glad to come home.
And now I'm on OkCupid! Basically I'm here looking for someone who is smart, pretty, funny, happy, sarcastic, sexy, sassy, kinky, good, giving, game, and who gets me... or some combination of some of those traits, at any rate :). I'd like to meet some new people, do some new things, and generally try to find a special person to laugh with, love with, and share my life with, who wants to do the same with me.