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My self-summary
I guess I'm not convinced you care about any of this, but here are a few basics:

I love DC -- I've been here since 2006 with one stint overseas in there. Grad school at Georgetown. I grew up doing a lot of hiking, camping, and boating, and miss that sometimes. Any activity on the water -- or the beach -- makes me happy.

I travel for work and whenever else I can. Just came back from a quick trip to Mexico City and another to Guatemala. I speak some Spanish. My work is important to me, and sometimes I probably do too much of it.

Childhood in Cincinnati, so I'm a Bengals and Reds fan. High school in Colorado. I exercise as much as I can - probably happiest when I work out 5 or 6 days a week. I try to get together with friends to play some kind of sport once or twice a week.

I'll be more than happy to share more, but I feel like that's what first dates are for, right?
What I’m doing with my life
I work in international development, democracy, that sort of thing.
I’m really good at
Keeping things interesting
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Tough to come up with a "favorite book" list. I have a top shelf reserved for books that were particularly meaningful at different moments, but it's tough to list those out without any context. I just finished Cory Booker's Unity. Reading Between the World and Me and starting a book by Francis Fukuyama.
Music - Pandora stations include: Black Keys, James Taylor, Kings of Convenience, Jack Johnson, the Frames, Kings of Leon, Manu Chau, Alabama Shakes, Bob Dylan, Punch Brothers, Ben Harper, and if I'm really honest, the soundtrack to the movie Once
Food - Some favorite restaurants, as much for sentimental value as food, are Zaytinya, Tabard Inn, Estadio... New favorites include Indigo, Daikaya, and maybe odd but Duke's Grocery
The six things I could never do without
Opportunities to do good work
Warm weather
Inspiration and community
Olive oil
(But seriously, coffee)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
That next trip. What would a successful Libya look like. What Rumi is trying to say.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner or drinks with friends. Some favorite spots lately are 1905, Denson, and about eight different places in Shaw. ESL, Tabard Inn, and Rumba hold a special place in my heart.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really am hoping this turns into something...
You should message me if
If you think we would enjoy talking with each other. If you're independent and thoughtful. If you're caring and sweet. If you're comfortable telling me when I'm being an idiot. If you enjoy DC and like staying active and fit. If you haven't watched True Detective yet. If you're looking for a friend to canvass for Hillary.

(On the other hand, it probably won't work out if you: a) believe the federal government spends too much on a social safety net for the poor, or b) live way outside the city. No offense, just trying to save everyone some time.)