31 Arlington, United States
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My self-summary
I enjoy everything from a good Neitzsche quote to a good fart joke. Half sophisticate, half goof-off. Grumpy, but funny. Utterly sleep-deprived. Intellectual in a tongue-in-cheek, disenchanted, I'm-just-narrating-life-like-it's-a-movie kind of way. I have the handwriting of a jr. high student. I also like art and stuff. So sleep deprived it's amazing I function.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a non-profit attorney who dreams of one day switching to a career that lets me do something artistic and creative. Too many current and past hobbies to list...belly dance, yoga, salsa, knitting, piano, perfume making, jewelry making, embroidery, painting, drawing, creative writing, photography, singing a cappella, martial arts, reading tarot cards, DJing, Texas hold'em. Name it, I've dabbled.
I’m really good at
Recreating gourmet dishes I ate in restaurants at home. Gift shopping. Situational awareness and remembering strange details other people never even noticed in the first place. Taking flattering photos of other people. Rocking a fabulous outfit. Starting blogs that are really great for about four entries and then never writing in them again. Ditto for Twitter profiles. Caring about grammar and punctuation. Karaoke.
The first things people usually notice about me
My perfume - I absolutely always wear perfume. And then, obviously, my lady parts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV, not movies. Science fiction and off-kilter, witty, edgy humor. Dark humor. British humor. Star Trek, not the reboots.

Very little music that has come out since 1995. Other than that, fair game, with a special place in my heart for progressive rock.

Food. Eat fish, but not meat or poultry. Allergic to basil. Everything else, yes. I like to put food in my face. Except broccoli. Which means I can never be the subject of that epic Dana Carvey song.

Start many books, finish few. Like even fewer. Prefer short essays, poetry, news and magazine articles. Asimov.
The six things I could never do without
1. Occasionally rereading the tomes of angsty poetry I wrote in high school
2. The free poker app on my phone
3. The Nordstrom perfume department
4. Online dating forums because how else would a 21st century Washingtonian gain any human interaction, by talking to strangers or something?
5. Sriracha Sauce
6. I'd say caffeinated bev but honestly I think I've developed a tolerance
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social issues.

How going on OKCupid feels like shopping online for people.

Ways to monetize any of my massive repertoire of hobbies.

And why dudes my age are all growing big bushy beards when it makes them look like they throw poop in the woods.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a philosophical conversation with one of my roommates, or working my second job in an honest-to-goodness real life hat shop. Or watching West Wing reruns. Or singing karaoke or going out for ethnic food. Or maybr dalsa dancing. On any other night I'm likely to be off playing poker somewhere but I haven't found a good Friday night game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It drives me insane how grown-ass men constantly refer to grown-ass women as "girls," particularly in a romantic context, and particularly in their OKCupid profiles. It's patronizing and sexist, with just a touch of pedo.

I also think that 99% of white "social justice activists" are really just narcissists who want to pat themselves on the back for how superficially compassionate they are, and they'll gladly appropriate whatever cause is currently en vogue, and they throw around the word "racist" like it's a softball, and they judge moral value by who screams the loudest about the tiniest minutiae and wastes the most time griping on Tumblr.
You should message me if
Your/you're, their/they're/there. For fuck's sake.