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38 Washington, DC Woman


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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 29–42
  • Near me
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Last online
Yesterday – 2:51pm
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
English, Arabic, Turkish
My self-summary
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I am a Washington, DC/Arlington, VA native who has moved back after several years abroad. So, I'm sort of a townie but a townie who has lived most of her adult life in the Northeast (MA, NH) and the Middle East. I am a reader, sometimes writer, living just enough for the city and am reliably the same me at a formal ball or checking out camels in a market in Cairo and most places in between. I've traveled more than my share and I try not to bore my family with all the stories but well, they roll their eyes sometimes and I cant blame them. 3 of the 4 girls in my family live in the DMV and I so love being able to hang out and hike and play and canoe with my sisters!

I am an ENTP if you think the Myers-Briggs counts for anything.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a (progressively leaning) highly functional political cog in the wheel when called upon, but I've also lived for several years in the Middle East/North Africa - Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon. I'm working for a 501c3, having fun doing it. In the long-term I do hope, work-wise, to be able to use Arabic again professionally, hoping not to lose the Arabic I spent so long learning. Really, I spent a long time learning Arabic and I'd like to use it for more than ordering kebabs. Now I want a kebab. Oy vey.

I like physical activity - historically, I have a rowing and gymnastics background, but now, settling into the mid-30's, I've drifted to running, yoga and I swim a lot too. Not really competitively, though, I just like to run 10 miles here and there, just to test myself. I'm learning to box, but at the regular gym, not a boxing gym - I acknowledge the difference but am really having fun.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Im actually somewhat good at a wide variety of things
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been accused of being a soft talker though I sometimes wish I werent
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I realize I dont stray a lot from the music I've always liked, but that's because its good! Don't mess with a good thing. I throw on Pandora when I'm at work or doing laundry, whatever, have a soft spot for Nina Simone, Bobby Blue Bland, Joni Mitchell (first concert I ever saw) , Neil Young, the Stones (the second), Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, Waylon Jennings, Solomon Burke, Lou Reed, Billie, the Kinks, Irma Thomas, Loretta Lynn, Koko Taylor (Earthshaker!) , Roxy Music, yada yada nothing earth shattering but like I said, enough to keep my feet tapping. More recent stuff, Mala Rodriguez, the Arabs, Alabama Shakes, MGMT and I too think Adele is incredible - girl can sing! This week, Ive been listening to "Eddie Ray - Eccentric Soul" and Soki Ohale's Uzzi - Bisi's Beat - over and over. I like that Janelle Monae "Tightrope" song a lot.

Books, there's not enough room! I could not survive the bus commute across town without the New Yorker and the Nation. On books, non-fiction sometimes - David McCullough, Ron Chernow, but a lot of standsthetestoftime fiction - Joan Didion, Flaubert, Saul Bellow, Rebecca West, Lorca, Zora Neale Hurston, RUMI!!!, Graham Greene, Colette, Willa Cather, the list could go on and on.

Movies - directors, Wim Wenders, Lars von Trier, similarly dark, scary, thought provoking, also enjoy the Julian Schnabel films - I mean, a painter dipping his toes in directing, I enjoy that. Lives of Others, A Separation, I've seen Gone with the Wind more than I'd like to admit.

I've lived in the Middle East for four years - work and school - and I lived with a Turkish family in Istanbul and a Lebanese family in Lebanon and both experiences significantly influenced the way I think about food. As in, I'm a bit of a food snob, not horribly so (think chowhound more than foodie) but I can look at a fish and know how old it is and well, I've convinced myself these skills will help me in the end times or whatever. At a baseball game I eat a dog and drink a bud, so down to earth and all that, I like to explore places to eat in the area - DC has great Ethiopian, Vietnamese, all kinds of good places cropping up all the time.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
seriousness. dead-seriousness. but only in doses.
long runs when my eyes start to do that quivering thing from looking at a computer screen too long
my snarky sassy friends
my delightfully yummy, crazy family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why Im even on a dating website - me and a book are a lot of the time all the company I need, but i realize this is a state I should probably get past if I dont intend to wind up alone with a book, all the time, so I think about that more often as of late.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have a close group of friends in DC and we typically make dinner together on Fridays, close out the week with some fun. As in, eh, you, main course, who is on wine? You, salad, who has dessert? Ice cream yes, pie please! It always comes together and I am grateful.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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on here? no chance.
You should message me if
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You are intelligent, can laugh at the absurdities life throws at all of us, up for an adventure, you dont complain when the situation is trying, you figure it out and move on. Let me repeat that - you aren't a victim of your circumstances, you deal and with a good attitude too, you enjoy traveling and new experiences!