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29 Washington, DC Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 21–32
  • Near me
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My details

Last online
Yesterday – 4:26pm
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Mostly vegetarian
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from law school
Politics / Government
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A few ways to describe me:

1. I am a connoisseur of life in the big city: Wherever I am, you can count on me reading through the current issue of the local alternative weekly to find out about the best concerts, festivals, Happy Hours, and other things to see and do.
2. I am a pragmatic environmentalist: In college, I led a project to get my school to start using some renewable energy. I am excited to now be working in environmental policy.
3. I am a caring friend: I am fortunate to not only have a good group of friends in DC but also have good ones throughout the country, particularly my stereotype-defying fraternity brothers. I frequently have the chance to hang out with many of them when our lives and travels intersect, whether we're having reunion in St. Louis or I'm traveling in their cities, throughout the midwest and both coasts.
4. I am connected to my far-flung family: Thanksgiving usually means Florida with my grandmother, every summer I visit my cousins (and now my sister) in Chicago, and around the end of the year I’m in Tucson with my parents.
5. I am a world traveler who also knows that while the perspectives gained from international travel are invaluable, there are also countless cities, museums, restaurants, national parks and so on worth experiencing domestically. At the same time, as an 11-year-old living in London, I spent a whole lot of time in my living room watching Nickelodeon, and getting Domino's Pizza delivered.
6. I am an art lover: My own skills are limited to photography, but I have many diverse pieces on my bedroom walls. Favorites include Kandinsky, Picasso and Dali.
7. I am serious about good food. Whether I'm cooking or eating out, I try to make the most of every meal. I particularly appreciate contrasts of textures and flavors.
8. I am an NPR junkie, and have been since high school. This American Life and Planet Money are among my favorites. I have been to a taping of Fresh Air and met Terry Gross. Someone I met on Terry's staff used to have lunch every Thursday with Carl Kasell; that made me pretty jealous.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
The short answer is that I work in environmental policy for a non-profit. The long answer is reflected in the rest of my profile.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
negotiating, reading, writing, wordplay, making people feel comfortable talking about sensitive subjects
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm gregarious and easy to talk to, and I know a lot of random stuff.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I read many random-seeming non-fiction books. Far too many good ones to name, but some of my favorite books I've read in the past year are Zeitoun, The Great Society Subway, and Sex at Dawn. How the States Got Their Shapes was super nerdy but very interesting. Kafka on the Shore by Murakami was like nothing I've ever read. The Black Swan was very influential on me.

Music: My taste in music is extremely diverse, but I have a long-term obsession with The Beatles, and sometimes there's nothing better than Miles Davis or some other classic jazz. These days, I'm often listening to Songza playlists.

Movies: Superbad, The Meaning of Life, American Pie, Crash, As Good As It Gets, Ocean's Eleven, Garden State, A Beautiful Mind, An Inconvenient Truth, The Opposite of Sex, Memento, Sideways, Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Angry Men, Bowling for Columbine, Up in the Air, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut, This is Spinal Tap, Spider-Man 2, Being John Malkovich, The Dark Knight, The Producers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Catch Me If You Can, Rear Window, Wedding Crashers, The Social Network

TV: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Mad Men, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Weeds, Californication, Modern Family, Pushing Daisies, The Rachel Maddow Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Coupling

Food: I love inventive food. I'm a little obsessed with the book set Modernist Cuisine; there's a copy on reserve at Arlington Central Library that I've spent an afternoon browsing through on more than one occasion. Some of my favorite restaurants are Jose Garces places in Philly. (He's now an Iron Chef.) My top choice in DC is Rasika, but there are a lot of other good ones, and many I still intend to try. Some of my stand-bys to cook myself include a tofu and vegetable stir-fry, and broccoli with homemade hummus and sriracha. I eat an apple with peanut butter pretty much every day.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Cell Phone
Trader Joe's

To be fair, I lived without four of the six when I was in Cuba. But the other two were abundant.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
politics, environmental issues, how to live a happy life, how to be good to others, my career path, what's going on in the world, what to cook and eat.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Rather than try to generalize and potentially mischaracterize, I went through Google Calendar and pulled together what I was doing on Friday nights in October 2010 (right before I opened my account here):

Oct. 1: Saw a movie with a friend in Tenleytown
Oct. 8: Dinner date in Courthouse
Oct. 15: Happy Hour in Downtown, then dinner with friends in U Street
Oct. 22: Shabbat dinner in Silver Spring, then out at a club in Dupont with a friend and his girlfriend
Oct. 29: Out at bars with my roommate in Clarendon

So, a lot of variety in activities, companions, and neighborhoods. This is probably still accurate, except that since I moved to DC proper I don't get to VA or MD as much.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The answers to a lot of the "questions" are way more private than anything I would actually write in my profile, but you only get to see them if you answer, too. Seems only fair...

...OK, so you want me to say something here. Try this:
I switched to the kind of underwear that I now buy after I read an article that convinced me of its superiority.
You should message me if
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*you are a woman who is intelligent, well-informed, active, ambitious and laid back.
*you are fun to be around and enjoy a good conversation, whether that means recounting events of the day, intellectual debate, or blatant silliness.
*you are frequently a skeptic but rarely a cynic.
*you like to travel and are still exploring the world.
*you have a passion for something beyond your own life.