Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved to DC from Ottawa because of an exciting job opportunity.
Pretty much everything about the move has been great.
I enjoy the outdoors. Lately its been a lot of tennis (3x a week),
weekend bike rides, and patios.
I read a fair bit, both for work and pleasure. Those days where you
get to sleep late, whip up some caffeinated concoction, and spend a
couple hours in a comfy chair reading are essential once in a
I'm a generally laid back person, a 'don't sweat the small stuff
type'. That said, I'm driven to succeed, which hopefully includes
doing some good along the way. I get along best with people who are
passionate, but open minded, and understand the difference between
debate and argument.
I enjoy long road trips to nowhere and going home to visit my
family in Niagara. One unexpected benefit of moving to the US is
that there's myriad little destinations that are within weekend
striking distance. Like tennis camps in the moutains in Virginia,
Anything I missed feel free to ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Same as everyone I suppose. Trying to enjoy it as much as possible
and find balance between career, hobbies, friends, etc, in a
(mostly) responsible way.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies: I have horrible taste in movies.
Books: if it's fiction, I go for penguin classics type stuff. Soft
spot for Russian and French authors, but I'll usually read anything
a friend suggests. Non fiction it's the global
development/politics/economics literature. Right now I'm reading
Thinking Fast and Slow, Why Nations Fail, and The Pearl (Steinbeck
is a favourite).
TV: news (BBC, etc), HBO, and sports (EPL, NFL, tennis, NBA).
food: anything,except for eggplant. I've tried it several ways but
nothing so far.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
- family & friends
- passport and visa, everything else I can figure out when I get
- people watching.
- something/someone that challenges me.
-the NPR podcast player on my phone.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Iceland. I'm going there for my next vacation so everything
Icelandic is interesting right now. Except Bjork. ***update***:
Iceland adventure completed, probably the best vacation of my
Dinner. I like to cook so "what am I having for dinner?" is a
regular thought starter.
Where's my next travel adventure, or work trip, going to bring
Why governments (politicians?) are so bad at developing and
implementing public policy.
What bike paths to ride this weekend.
My 2nd serve and how to improve it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
-Out for drinks with friends after work.
-going home to crash after a long work week so I have the legs to
play a good game of tennis Saturday morning.
-packing my car to leave on a weekend adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I might be the only Canadian who doesn't like hockey.
You should message me if
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You want to meet up in real life.
You think playing tennis more than 3x a week is perfectly
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