Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
For better or worse, I always do things my own way and am otherwise
a bit of contrarian. There's just something in my personality that
doesn't allow me to do things the easy or proven way. Some people
just like taking the long way home, I suppose (bonus points if you
get the reference).
So while I'm a D.C. local, I'm Midwesterner at heart. I love
sports, but my favorites are soccer/football and auto racing. On a
Saturday or Sunday morning, I can usually be found watching Premier
League matches (Liverpool!) or in front of the TV watching Formula
One grand prix.
I also like to eat well, stay active, and am into running in a big
way. I ran my second marathon last October, and I'm planning on
doing either Chicago (again) or Portland this year.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
On the subject of individuality, I went to school for political
science twice -- no one around here does that, right? -- only to
promptly decide that the public sector wasn't for me. So, after
working on two contracts, I decided that it was time to make a
graceful exit and return to the one thing that I've always loved:
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking a good meal and knowing where the local hipster coffee shop
is. I really should make an app for that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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A lot of people tell me that I look familiar.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I could spend hours just browsing Barnes and Noble or
Amazon. Seriously, I love books. Most of what I read falls into the
categories of aviation (The Right Stuff), motorsport, and
mountaineering (The Kid Who Climbed Everest).
Movies: Rush, Quantum of Solace (the best Bond film ever made), The
Thomas Crown Affair, Oceans Eleven/Twelve, Titanic (go ahead and
judge me, haha) and Margin Call.
TV: Top Gear, Chopped, Shark Tank, The Profit, Squawk Box (it's the
best news show in the morning) and stuff on HGTV.
Food: I'm not a big fan of chains or large companies in general, so
I try to patronize smaller breweries and local coffee shops (hence
my encyclopedic knowledge of them, ha). Some of my favorite places
are Java Shack in Courthouse and The Coffee Bar near U Street.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
While I do like nice things -- I'll have a Tesla, please -- I tend
to be a minimalist in that I don't really need much to be happy. I
can be a minimalist and drive a Tesla, right? I see no
With that said, I would prefer to not live without running,
airplanes, European sports, BBC, good beer, and black coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to reconcile a career in aviation with not destroying the
environment. And, after this winter, moving somewhere where it is
climatologically impossible for it to snow or the temperature go
below 45 degrees.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Cooking dinner and having a beer. Although I'm certainly not averse
to having those beers at a non-crazy bar (The Saloon on U Street,
Four Courts, Liberty Tavern, etc). I will say that I'm not a fan of
loud bars anymore, because who really enjoys having to shout at the
person next to you to have a conversation?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I know that it has a cult-like following because it's D.C., but I
can't watch House of Cards. I watched the first season and the
beginning of the second, but it became too far fetched. I would
sooner turn to Vampire Diaries for a believable plot.
You should message me if
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You're fun, active, intelligent, and positive person. While I
certainly understand that things are not always sunshine and roses,
I also don't want to be be around someone who has a negative
comment for everything. Not to be too cliche, but negativity is
just a waste of time, and I'd rather not waste mine.
Not in any way to judge, but if you regularly use the words
pregame, power hour, or blackout to describe your nights out, it
almost certainly wouldn't work. It's not that I don't like to go
out and have drinks -- and sometimes have too many -- but regularly
spending days being hungover has definitely lost its appeal to me.
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