Let's start off with a quirky get-to-know-you list, shall we? Here are a selection of random facts about me:
-I have lived in or around DC, including for college, for my entire life, save for a 6 week stint living in New York.
-I've met both George Clooney and Leo Dicaprio. Photographic proof exists, but since I was in my awkward teenage years when they were taken, I'm reluctant to show them off.
-I've had my horse, Jake, since I was 11. He's my first love.
-Music is a big part of my life. Favorites include Arcade Fire, Jeff Buckley, Ray Lamontagne, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Beach House, Tennis, Cat Power, The Shins, Fleetwood Mac, and The Tallest Man on Earth. While it's by no means a deal-breaker, I've noticed that the people I've gotten along best with share a similar taste in music.
-I have performed surgery on a mouse.
-I am currently addicted to ice chips.
-I really, really wish I could like red wine, but I just can't wrap my head around the whole lukewarm beverage thing.
-I will kick your at the New York Times Sunday crossword.
-2 years ago I was in the audience for a taping of The Colbert Report and caught one of the WristStrong bracelets that Stephen flung into the crowd. So the two of us kind of have a connection.
-I am the only person I know of who doesn't like Nutella.
-I'm also the only person I know of who prefers muffin bottoms to muffin tops.
-My favorite drink is a margarita - on the rocks, no salt.
-I am head-over-heels in love with Brian Williams.
I'm looking for someone I can be myself around. That's terribly cliche, I know, but I've encountered a number of people around whom I've felt I had to put on some sort of act, and it is truly, utterly exhausting. I'm very independent and value my time to myself; but when I've had enough of that I want somebody I can explore local bar and restaurant scene with, share a bottle of wine and play Scrabble with, and make me laugh so hard my sides hurt.