ME NOW: A suit, but with soul. A little bit K Street, a little bit Wall Street, and whole lot of Exile on Main St. You'll find me hanging out at Kramerbooks, the Phillips Collection, or E St Cinema (unless a new superhero movie is opening...then I'll be at the multiplex with everyone else). Equally passionate about futbol and football, but also baseball and hoops. I have subscriptions to both the Kennedy Center and the Nats. I don't mind spending money on suits, ties, books, flowers (for you), or anything for my dog...but I hate spending on coffee, bottled water, and Netflix. I'm okay being the only guy in the book club, and I love the only girl at the sports bar who actually cares about the game. I read my books in hard copy. I cook, well and often. I paint - poorly, but I enjoy it and feel that it allows me to express myself. I try hard - at life and relationships - and I hope to keep getting better.
ME BEFORE: Born in the Midwest, but grew up traveling the world (dad was a diplomat). I've been to over 50 countries and it has significantly shaped my worldview. I was an inner-city public school teacher, before law school/grad school. I later worked in early childhood education policy, so kids are clearly important to me! I've lived in LA, Boston, and NYC before DC...I'm definitely a big city guy. The first time I saw the circus, it scared me. The first time I saw opera (in Italy), it scared me. I'm better on both now...but I still avoid clowns.
ME IN THE FUTURE: Married, kids. But still have weekly date nights, and definitely still get out of U.S. territorial waters often. I'll still cook...but maybe less coq au vin, and more mac n'cheese. I have a dream that we have a house somewhere around DC but an apartment in NYC for the weekends. I'll always be active in my kids' school, and maybe I'll coach their soccer team. Can't wait to embarrass my kids at school dances! Holidays are going to be awesome. Mostly, I hope to be the guy that makes your girlfriends envious of you.
YOU: I'm looking for someone who wants to travel, but who also values "home" with all that it entails (including family). Someone who loves foreign cultures, foods, languages, and history. Someone who is equally comfortable at a baseball game, the 9:30 Club, the Louvre, a black-tie embassy event, or cooking at home. Someone who can go from sophisticated to silly in a heartbeat. Someone who knows that there is definitely a time for cheap beer, and a time for good wine (but never a time for boxed wine!). Someone whose favorite time of year is that magical stretch from Halloween to New Years. I always preferred Mary Ann to Ginger, and Jen over Angelina (but Angelina would work in a pinch). Definitely love the girl next door. Most of all, I want someone who is easy-going, curious, confident, grounded, and interested in exploring life and the world, while having as much fun as possible along the way. If all or any of this sounds like what you're looking for...then let's grab a drink and see if we can share a laugh!
RANDOM FUN FACTS: I've lived in a country that no longer exists. Jimmy Fallon used to be my neighbor. I've auditioned for both SNL and Letterman's "Stupid Human Tricks". I once peed on a cop (I was only 9, but do i still get 'bad boy' cred?). I have 3 graduate degrees in 3 different fields. I met Desmond Tutu once - he asked me to pass the salt. I love penguins. And tuxes - but pretty sure there is no connection. I once enlisted the help of Nobel laureate to woo a woman...but he declined. It was still a fantastic story!