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My self-summary
After writing dozens of cover letters for applications to Grad School and jobs, I'm terrified I'm going to write this as a professional, point by point process of who I am. Or maybe that's actually a great idea and won't bore the pants off you.

I've recently moved back to the States (as in I've been in country for less than 24 hours now as of this writing) and am regretting my timing. Snow is something I haven't even thought about in two and a half years. That said I'm looking forward to getting back into a dating scene I'm more familiar with.

I work within the foreign policy area and focus on Southeast Asia going back and forth between political risk analysis and international development. I enjoy traveling and adventure above all else. If packing your bags and flying out to go shop the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or taking a trek through the Tuscan countryside or SCUBA diving in Raja Ampat sounds like something you're interested in we might be a good match.
What I’m doing with my life
I just got back from living in Indonesia after two and a half years. I'm currently catching up with friend's and family as well as job hunting back stateside.
I’m really good at
Making a delicious omelette. This might be biased because I'm currently eating one and am very very hungry.

Packing up and moving to the other side of the planet within 72 hours.

Writing cover letters. (Aside: If this turns you on you may have a problem. But I'm kind of ok with that)
The first things people usually notice about me
The combination of blue eyes and darker complexion. It kind of stands out.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Usually I find most people just write movies that have come out in the past year or so here with an exception or two. I haven't really kept up with movies recently so if you've seen any good ones in the past two years let me know. That said some older ones I'll always be a fan of are: Fire Walk with Me, La Dulce Vida, Lost in Translation, Original Star Wars Trilogy, Slumdog Millionare, True Stories and the Imposters.

Same thing goes with TV shows, so if you've got an awesome show you enjoy tell me about it and maybe we can watch a few together! Despite all that I HAVE been keeping up with a few though: Community and Modern Family are brilliant. Game of Thrones has been enjoyable and Wilfred is hilarious.

Blah blah blah most people I doubt read this section compared to the others. I also find that I get along with people more based on personality compatibility as opposed to our shared likes. They're always a good conversation on a first date though so lets find more about these in person!
Six things I could never do without
A destination.

Good friends and companions.

Something to learn.

That's really all I need to be happy but lets through some secondary level stuff in there to even out the six:

An internet connection (I have and do enjoy on occasion being without this)

A good book

A beach within 20 miles.
On a typical Friday night I am
This depends on the Friday. I enjoy going out to grab some drinks at the local pub, hitting the dance floor, catching a movie or even staying home and doing little every so often. I'm very open to opportunities so if you have something that you think would be fun let's go do it!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty open so if you're curious about something ask me. Otherwise it'll come up organically in person if it's important.
You should message me if
...I sound interesting based on this profile. I'm better in person so if something catches your eye even slightly hopefully meeting up would be worth it.
The two of us