Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a smart political/policy-geek type from the west (Montana &
Oregon). DC, as a place and community, isn't the first place I'd
choose to live but it's absolutely the best place for the work I
love and I've been here long enough that I've embraced it as
I'm looking for someone who also has a mission in life. Someone to
be my partner in crime, my accomplice in taking over the world so
we can solve its problems (once we check that off the list, we'll
decide whether we want to live in Portland OR, a cabin in Montana,
or Berlin), and someone to come home to.
What else do you want to know? I ride my bike a lot to get around
town. I love cooking and eating and am working on a garden. I would
love to make international travel a bigger part of my life. I love
camping and hiking don't do it nearly often enough.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a great job I love, doing policy and legislative work.
I own a house and have spent a lot of time gradually renovating it.
Enjoying a new deck; most recent project is the garden; current
project is hopefully the last major renovation.
You might also catch me nerding out about food/cooking, various
areas of science, and architecture and urban planning. Policy and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My job. Planning and executing elaborate meals, especially if
grilling and/or baking is involved. Going on trips and other
adventures with little advance planning.
Talking too much, especially to over-explain.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Kavalier and Clay. The Rest is Noise. The Big Short. The
Metamorphosis. For Whom the Bell Tolls. The Grapes of Wrath.
Honestly, I like more books than I could ever name, and I have more
books than I could ever read, much less like.
The Muppets. Rear Window. Fight Club. 30 Rock. The Daily Show.
Modern Family. R.E.M. Old 97s. Dwight Yoakam. Neko Case. The
Decemberists. Mozart, Bach, opera. Too much to name.
I like pretty much all food, especially grilled or baked if I'm
making it. I really like cooking for people.
Shouldn't we just discuss these things as you're going through my
bookcases and iTunes while I'm cooking you dinner?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The ability to prepare food (i.e. a kitchen or at least a fire pit,
and ideally some utensils...).
Something to read.
A sleeping bag.
I really like having a bike to get around town but can't exactly
say I could "never do without" it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The next 17 things I should be doing to my house.
How we might ever solve climate change or the dangerous state of
American food and nutrition or income inequality and the
erosion/implosion of the American middle class. That line of
thinking usually leads to the question of whether our country's
political system is still capable of solving large complex
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Often just decompressing from the week, either by myself (reading,
watching bad TV, cooking, drinking a beer) or with a few friends
(cooking, drinking, out for dinner).
Maybe meeting a bigger group of friends for dinner and drinks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I used to hate the word 'partner' but I'm realizing it's a pretty
good word for what I'm looking for -- in the 'partner in crime'
sense of it.
You should message me if
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