Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Stand firm for what you believe in; until or unless, logic and
experience prove you wrong" - Daria Morgandorffer
I moved to DC almost 9 years ago. When I arrived at the bus
terminal, there were nothing but empty lots surrounding it. Now
there's a Harris Teeter. And I live near it! Sorta.
DC, I don't love it. But I do *like* it well enough. Especially in
Spring when I can explore its farflung neighborhoods or just lounge
by the Potomac in Georgetown, or the Anacostia in Navy Yard. What
I'm saying is, I like being by the water.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work. I'm in school. Studying international relations, so...very
Ultimately I'd like to spend my time studying the history of
Yugoslavia (especially Bosnia). The Caucasus also fascinate me
(hello Naxçıvan!). And Indo-Sino-Paki-Iranian relations. This will
probably take up my entire life. But that's good. Gives me
something to do :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Conversing. And knowing *way* too much about other places.
Seriously, I probably know at least *one* factoid about your
I'm also pretty good, I think, at making lattes and cortados. I've
lately been tooling around with my džezva as I polish up my Turkish
coffee making skills. I add chicory!
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm talking animatedly on some topic I'm passionate
Also maybe my eyes? They have this blue-grey-green thing going on.
With gold around the pupil. I'm not afraid to say they are my
favorite physical feature. Everyone should have at least *one*
physical feature they are proud of.
Oh, and if you are into phlebotomy, you'll notice my veins. I've
been told they are quite nice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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1) "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" and "The Lottery" by
2) "White Nights" and "Notes from Underground" by Fyodor
3) "The White Album" and "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" by Joan
4) "The Fall" and "The Plague" by Albert Camus
5) "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov
6) "The Inferno" by Dante Alighieri (get a GOOD annotated
My favorite book, ever, is "Notes From Underground"
My favorite movie is "Bedrooms and Hallways".
I really enjoy 90s era woman-fronted punk rock bands. Also, Studio
Killers, Mashrou' Leila, and Metric. Grunge too. Heart. Janet
Jackson and Nneka.
My favorite food is pot roast with red potatoes. But also I really
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Books! Mostly history books. I have 4.5 bookcases in my
2) music. A wide variety, frankly.
3) Maps. Maps are very soothing.
4) Marshes. The brackish kind would be most ideal.
5) Conversation is nice. Passionate and informed conversation is
6) Legs. I love to walk. EVERYWHERE.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Planning my dream vacation in Bosnia.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm probably going for a walk in some neighborhood you've never
heard of, but that is in DC (shame on you!). I may go to a bar, or
just read at home, or tool around the internet. I don't really have
a routine. I like to keep options open.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Hrm...a private thing to admit.
Well, how about this, I kind of have a thing for names. If you have
a good name, I'm a little turned on. Just a smidge ;)
You should message me if
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If you're the type of person who'd be game to visit Derbent or
If you don't know where those are, that's OK...but if you *do* know
where those are, I'm probably already in love with you.
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