I moved down to DC about a year ago for work after living in NYC for almost 6. DC is growing on me and I'm having fun exploring the city and finding local joints (yes, I have been to the speakeasy taqueria and yes, I would recommend it). Although I love the cold and wintertime, I can't wait for warmer weather for jazz in the sculpture garden and the public pools to open back up! I love leaving my apartment at 10 or 11am on summer weekends and just walking for hours, seeing where the day takes me!
I rarely watch sports on TV but love going to games (especially baseball).
I love documentaries and went through a phase where I watched almost one a night. I've unfortunately watched many (and subsequently read a decent amount) on food in the US and so try to keep my hotdog and other factory-farmed and processed foods to a minimum. Needless to say....
When I make it out of work in time, I love real happy hours - like a full-sized burger for $5 or a beer and a shot of whiskey for $5. Whoever came up with the plan to call one bite of fusion food for $5 a 'deal' is almost as smart as the person who decided to sell bottled water or pet rocks!
I'm a humanitarian at heart and trying not to let DC jade me. I'm also a feminist and an environmentalist.
I like continually improving myself (or at least attempting to). Right now I'm taking Spanish lessons because I hate not being able to adequately communicate with people in practically the rest of the Americas! Next on my list to-do is take a photography class.
My current favorite TV shows are: Community, Shameless, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Mad Men, It's Always Sunny.
I like all the general indie/rock/house music one would expect. I really love jazz, although I know almost nothing about it! I'm hoping to learn more and find someone to frequent jazz clubs with.
I like eating what the locals eat. I was obsessed with tostones con queso when I backpacked through Nicaragua, where I also had the best fried chicken from women who sold it in plastic bags at bus stops. I wish I could make sadza because I'm not sure when I'll have that again. When I lived in NYC it was soup dumplings from Joe's Shanghai, regular dumplings from that great place on Essex, knish's from Yona Shimmels, etc etc. I have so far found the food in DC to be underwhelming. I generally stay away from the trendy downtown places that lack in soul and taste. Give me a whole-in-the-wall taco joint or an Ethiopian restaurant where I'm the only non-Ethiopian and I'm in heaven!
I also love to cook and make pretty kick-ass seared scallops and risotto. I find eating a nice meal by myself to be depressing so I love cooking for and with others. That being said, I love having friends over for dinner and have been known to stuff as many friends as possible into my apartment for holiday meals!
I frequent DC's farmers markets and love getting produce I've never heard of before and attempting to make something new and delicious!
I guess it's not food, but I drink scotch and bourbon straight, like stouts and ales, and obviously wine. I hate sweet 'girly drinks' with a passion as equally as I hate soda.
a good book to read
someone to talk to
a current passport