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I relocated to Adams Morgan this February after a year in suburban
Maryland. It feels a bit like reaching an oasis after traveling for
a year across a cultural desert. I'm making a serious effort to
spend at least a half hour every day with my cello. Between work
and other commitments it doesn't always happen. I would love to
find someone I connect with and get off this silly website
What I’m doing with my life
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I do biostats for a biotech company in Gaithersburg. I take a cello
lesson once a week in Bethesda. I just bought a cello so I'm
I’m really good at
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getting in over my head. And climbing out again.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I really would like to say it's the blue eyes. But it's probably
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I find these lists tiresome to read but I get the point. I probably
won't be compatible with someone who hasn't read a novel since high
school. My favorite movies are the red violin, the english patient,
platoon, the princess bride, and the life of Brian. My favorite
books are the name of the rose, the secret history, Alice through
the looking glass, the lord of the rings, the Amber chronicles,
Dune, the omnivore's dilemma, le morte d'Arthur, and anything by
Stieg Larsson or Jo Nesbo or Tana French. I liked the one about the
werewolf with a taste for Oban. I'm working on the string diaries.
And that silly thingy about witches in London. My favorite tv shows
are firefly, battlestar galactica, farscape, breaking bad, lost,
and orphan black. I binge watched orphan black and now I'm going
through withdrawal. I loved the original house of cards with Ian
Richardson but haven't seen the new one with Kevin Spacey. I read
the I, Claudius books by Robert Graves and saw the BBC series with
Derek Jacobi. I like Sibelius, Vivaldi, Mahler, Debussy, Brahms,
Liszt, Shostakovich, and Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. I like
to go to concerts at the Strathmore in Bethesda. And at the
Underground Cellar in Frederick. I like divey places with live
local bands and good Scotch. As far as food is concerned I'm
omnivorous. I'll eat anything that doesn't come from a chain
restaurant. I have a spice tolerance that borders on abnormal. It's
probably something to do with my upbringing. Or deficient taste
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
books and stories that take my breath away. A glass of wine at the
end of the week and good food and the company of people who make my
heart sing. A well-tuned cello. A disheveled pretty lady who will
let me bring her eggs and toast and coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually at home reading or cooking something from my Jerusalem
book. Occasionally I'm out climbing or at a pub drinking with a
coworker. Or playing with my kindle or my cello.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I took a Saturday afternoon flight to SF to interview with a
biotechnology company there. I read Lev Grossman's The Magicians on
the flight. I didn't notice the flight. He rekindled my smoldering
love of reading. My heart is tinged with jealousy and admiration. I
don't know which emotion is stronger.
You should message me if
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You have a wicked sense of humour and you might want to meet in the
real world after a few emails. And you're looking for a long-term
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