The weather is kind of bipolar.
I'm getting in a bike ride every time there's a warm-up. I love cycling (I'm not very competitive though - I was once chased down by a turkey). My spunky inner tomboy likes to walk, hike, get my hands dirty, do geeky stuff, and will even toss a frisbee or shoot hoops with you (I may not sink any shots, but it’ll be fun trying!). The wide-eyed girly side, though, likes all the cultural stuff, including art, theater, films, dancing, and any other excuse to slip into a dress. The entire package is tied together with laughter and lots of affection.
I love good food. So the DMV is heaven for me. Breakfast joints are my favorite (even at night), but I love assembling dinner from a great appetizer menu (recommendations?). The fun is choosing what to get and then sharing it together (or not: If it's, say, sweetbreads, you can have that plate all to yourself!).
I’m relatively new to the area so I like to explore. A fun day might include a map of the city and a Metro pass. (The Post’s Going-Out-Guide ran an article on fun dates around almost every Metro station. Which stop would you choose?). Cold and blustery out? Then maybe walk through a gallery or museum - have you got a favorite? Or throw down a mini golf challenge at the H Street Country Club. Closer to home, making a pizza together can also be an adventure. When Spring finally arrives, then a beautiful hike or bike ride in the country on a sunny afternoon would be perfect (with or without the turkey). Really, anything can be fun with two people possessing adventurous, conspiratorial attitudes.
I love to hear people's stories of trips to various interesting places and how they experienced them - by foot, by tour, by bike, in a tent, from a hotel, from a rental house. My own favorite vacation is in far western Oklahoma, nudging the New Mexico border. I actually go there every fall for a camping, foodie-ing, cycling, and starry nights adventure (see cycling photos). But now that winter is here I’m thinking, “snowshoeing”. My skiing is more than rusty but if you're a skier, I'm willing to give it a go. (truth be told, sledding is my favorite snowy fun - doesn't take much prowess, and it's ALL about the downhills)
What I'm looking for? I’m interested in a long term relationship with my best friend and lover. I think the perfect relationship is not defined by "hearts, flowers and bliss" (although I'm a Romantic), but is one in which we are completely relaxed with each other. We're loved for just who we are. We've got some sizzling heat goin', we can talk to and play with each other, and we willingly share of ourselves.
The perfect man for me is smart, fit, light-hearted, and kind-of handsome. He's outgoing. He can slow dance, share his feelings and we make each other laugh.