I love to cook. My favorite dishes to make are sesame seared tuna, pita chip-crusted chicken in a homemade honey mustard sauce, any type of stir fry with homemade hoisin sauce.
If I could do anything right now I would go skiing somewhere out west (Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Snowmass, Alta, Snowbird, Steamboat). I would kill to go skiing in Europe. I also love to play tennis and travel. I'm always looking for a tennis partner, so if you play let me know. Last year I was in Cuba, which was incredibly eye opening and changed the way I look at U.S.-Cuban relations.
When I go out I always try to mix it up. I don't like doing the same thing over and over again. Whenever possible I will go to new bars, clubs, restaurants, or areas that I've never been to before.
Every so often I try to take my camera and walk around DC taking pictures and listening to music that I recently downloaded. I also like taking midnight walks on the mall during the week because that is hands down the best time to go.
2. Finding new bars, restaurants, coffee shops.
4. Being personable
6. Giving massages
Jokes aside, I've been told that I have very animated facial expressions and expressive eyes.
Music: Billy Joel, Goldroom, Flight Facilities, Purity Ring, Bondax, Flume, Kanye, Coldplay, RAC, The Magician, Florence and the Machine, Bastille, AlunaGeorge, Amtrac, Mausi, Disclosure, Vance Joy, Daft Punk, The Beach Boys, Foxygen, Banks, Paul Otten, Sam Smith, Wet, John Newman, Autre Ne Veut, Ella Eyre, Rudimental, Lemaitre, Dan Croll, Arctic Monkeys, Alabama Shakes, Ry x, Ben Howard, Wardell, Hippie Sabotage, Bipolar Sunshine, Made In Heights, St. Lucia, Kygo, Flxxds, The Strokes, Son Lux, Chet Faker, Twin Shadow, Tom Misch, Glass Animals, Hozier, ZHU, Ryn Weaver, Beatenberg, Seinabo Sey, Josef Salvat, Sylvan Esso. I read music blogs religiously so my taste in music changes constantly. I'm always up for getting recommendations, and I love giving music recommendations too.
Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Let the Right One In, Scent of a Woman, Amelie, Snowpiercer, Thank You for Smoking, Looper, The Pianist, Casino Royale, Cabin in the Woods, Reservoir Dogs, Inside Man, American Beauty, American Psycho, The Sessions, Memento, Se7en, Crash, Argo, In Bruges, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Man on Wire, The Intouchables, Oldboy (the original, not the spike lee version), I Saw the Devil, 21 Jump Street, District 9, Midnight in Paris, When Harry Met Sally, Superbad, In The Loop, Gravity, Whiplash, How To Train Your Dragon (both 1 and 2), Big Hero 6, Short Term 12, In a World, Mad Max: Fury Road, all Quentin Tarantino movies.
TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, SVU, Jeopardy, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, 30 Rock, House of Cards, Community (excluding season 4), True Detective, The Knick, You're The Worst, The Fall, Sherlock, Better Call Saul, Luther, Peaky Blinders, Sons of Anarchy.
Food: There is no food I wont try. Whenever possible I try to eat something new. The strangest thing I've eaten recently is antelope. I now know why cheetahs run so quickly. Yes, it was that good.
A good dark and stormy, hefeweizen, or tequila
How many middle-aged men bought a rowing machine after watching Kevin Spacey in House of Cards?
What bars and restaurants I want to eventually open.
Why listening to music seems to help me solve most problems.
How many more years I can drink 10 cups of coffee a day without getting an ulcer
the US legal system
I also don't like Nutella. Every time I've told someone I don't like Nutella they look at me as if i'm a leper, so i guess it's for the best that I admitted it online.
-you have perfected the art of navigating through a Whole Foods during peak hours without losing your mind (I might need proof of this because I'm not sure it's possible)
-you smile a little inside anytime a "best city to live in" list comes out and DC is ranked higher than NYC
-you have been to Brazil or have skied in Europe and want to tell me about it (so I can live vicariously through you)
-something in my profile piqued your interest