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My self-summary
Political hack with a heart of gold and penchant for poker, biking and pool.
What I’m doing with my life
Travel, poker, pool, music and biking. I work in politics professionally, but, unlike many people in this city, I'm not obsessed with it. I have a wide circle of friends who do things unrelated to that field and enjoy exploring other facets of DC.
I’m really good at
Swearing creatively. Making pasta salad. I used to be able to check other people in "ultimate frisbee" and use their momentum to catch the disc before it hit the ground. (Rough, manly sport, I know). Exploring DC on bike. Writing, although, I'm not sure it comes through in this profile. Telling stories. I was once told I could talk a hungry dog off a meat truck. Haven't tested this proposition, but I took it as a compliment.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hmmm. I look younger than I am?

I've been compared to Leonardo DiCaprio. I don't see it, but I suppose online dating profiles aren't the place to be overly humble.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music -- only Michael Bolton, honestly. Kidding. Let's say brit pop, indie, punk rock, and some guilty pleasure top 40 stuff. The last good live show I saw was Mission of Burma. I want to go to more shows.

Books: Most things by Michael Chabon. Game of Thrones. John LeCarre. Hunter S. Thompson. Middlesex. Donna Tartt. Tom Perotta. Chuck Klosterman. David Sedaris. I tried to read the Corrections. I really, really tried. I'm sorry.

I put Tabasco on most everything. I dislike beets immensely. If that's a deal breaker, so be it.

Flicks and teevee: Coen Bros. Mob movies. Quirky indie films. Louie. The Wire. OITNB. True Detective. Daredevil. Game of Thrones. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Breaking Bad. The Americans. I will miss Jon Stewart deeply.
The six things I could never do without
Saturdays at local farmers' markets because I feel connected to community.

The rush from when a plane takes off or lands somewhere new.

Poker as it is the perfect mix of psychology and math (not to mention a good way to meet people from different walks of life).

The ocean because it reminds me of the relative insignificance of daily problems in the universe's scope.

My bike, affectionately named Danerys.

My cat, affectionately named Bandit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether this guy's on to something when it comes to online dating:

My next weekend adventure to NYC, MIA or NOLA.
On a typical Friday night I am
Biking to an outdoor bar to have a cold beer, possibly hitting a show, often playing cards, occasionally out dancing and, at least monthly, boarding a bus, train or plane to somewhere fun.
You should message me if
You can teach me something interesting. You are down for a quiet drink and have good jokes or funny stories. You want to go for a bike ride or an outdoor movie.