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.
I'm one of those people who is constantly interested in everything around them. I spend a lot of time on blogs like Cracked and Popsci trying to feed the brain. I'm also one of those people who can ask you how your day is going and actually want to hear your response.
I work for the government, and a phrase I've always wanted to say is "I'm from the federal government and I'm here to help!" So far I haven't had the chance.
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 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.