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My self-summary
*NOTE* I cannot see if you like me...so maybe just send me a blank message or something.

Executive Summary: I'm an odd combination of Ron Swanson, Ben Wyatt, Marshal Ericson, and Ted Mosby. If you understand those references, keep reading.

I'm a morning person, lover of autumn and winter, and an introvert at heart. I think traveling is one of the best things in the world (15 countries and counting), but find myself always a bit nostalgic for DC whenever I'm gone. I think IPAs are a bit overrated, but good beers, wines, and bourbons always make for an enjoyable day. I love books, podcasts are my audio accompaniment for being out and about (though none are NPR-based, which baffles some people), and I'm equally comfortable watching a football game or a Kennedy Center show.

Things I like in a person? I love when someone is independent and smart; when they have passions and interests that make them tick. The type of person who can get asked a question about something and goes on and on in their answer because they're so excited and wrapped up in their interest that they forget they're in a conversation. I love confidence and openness to the world. I like when someone shows they can be equally stubborn and empathetic. And though I would love to find someone who has similar interests to me, I'm looking for someone that can expand my view of the world, not just share mine.

Since this is DC, I should give fair warning that I'm a huge Progressive. Intersectionality, feminism, etc...it's all good stuff. Most people's Left is closer to my Center. I also have way too much snark for my own good.....which I try to severely tone back when getting to know someone.
What I’m doing with my life
I work on the Middle East/North Africa region for a peace-building organization.
I’m really good at
sarcastic humor....I've also always been the "reliable guy" that people go to. Kids love me and I tend to make homemade treats for friends' pets.
The first things people usually notice about me
I usually get eyes as this answer. Blue eyes.

I was also recently told by a number of people who just met me that I'm the easiest person to talk to and that I make people feel comfortable around me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: (500) Days of Summer, Love Actually, Spy Game, I Love You Man, Forgetting Sarah Marshall ....that should give you a good idea

TV: Archer, Fresh Off the Boat, the Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and a bunch of Netflix shows.

Books: I read mostly nonfiction and history..WWII, the Middle East, American Revolution....I love it all! My Kindle is a well-used staple in my life.

Music: I'll listen to everything but country. Yea, I loathe country.
Six things I could never do without
Air conditioning
Cold beverages
my passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where should I travel to next? Should I change careers? Why are people so infatuated with cupcakes or bacon? I mean they're both delicious, but not obsessively addictive.
On a typical Friday night I am
Not ashamed to say I like having comfortable Friday nights. Movies, cooking dinner, a book - really anything that lets me be home and relaxed.
You should message me if
Let me save you some energy; Just message me. I place a huge value on someone taking a risk and sending a message first. And if you don't know what to say, then just tell me the worst pick up line a guy has ever used on you. There. I just gave you a prompt.
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