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My self-summary
I try not to take myself too seriously. (Although some of my friends may disagree with that when it comes to debating something political.) Most of my friends would probably describe me as a bit of a goof (and when less charitable, but while still being accurate, a smart ass!)

I really enjoy watching movies with friends, family, etc. I try to play boardgames fairly regulatory with a group of friends.

As alluded to before I do enjoy a good political debate. I tend to think a lot about the various political debates that go in our fair country.

I also enjoy outdoors a lot, whether its going for a bikeride, or rock scrambling in Great Falls, or hiking Shenandoah.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been in DC about 5 years. Like many people from California, I was originally on the "Five year plan" and hoped to move back to California, but that self-evidently did not happen!

Overall I love the DC area Lot of good friends. Love being able to get around easy via metro (and well Uber/Lyft now), being in a city with good intellectual conversation, a good nightlife, and (mostly!) good people. Perhaps a bit less so after last election though.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably be better to ask them.

I don't know, I'm tall? I like bad puns? I talk too much about politics? I try to make jokes too often? (and often fail!)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pillars of the Earth / World Without End is my favorite fiction book. I still have a soft spot for Animal Farm. I used to be a pretty avid Stephen King (IT, The Stand) and Dean Koontz (Watchers, Midnight) reader, but as time has gone on, I've found I've been reading less fiction.

Non fiction:
Nixonland and Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein are some of the best U.S. Political History books I've read recently. The Years of Lyndon Johnson is hands down one of the best political biography I've read. Currently reading a book on Teddy Roosevelt. Can't get enough of TR!

I'm a huge movie fan. Sneakers, LOTR Trilogy, and Shawshank Redemption probably remain my favorite. Other movies I enjoy include, but are not limited to Dr. Strangelove, Terminator 2, Star Trek I:: Wrath of Khan, Usual Suspects, Die Hard, etc I definitely enjoy a night out (or in) watching a recent (or not so recent) flick.

I'm a bit nerdy, so also like political/historical documentaries. Recently watched Boogie Man recently and really enjoyed it. Fog of War, The War Room, and Ken Burn's Prohibition, and The Dustbowl are also pretty good.

Currently: Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Americans, The Leftovers, The Expanse

Historically: The Wire, Any of the Star Treks, Simpsons up to season 12 or so, The West Wing, any of the Stargates (even Universe!) Battle Star Galactica, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad.

Honestly, I'm a bit of a fair weather fan. For football its first and foremost 49ers, second - whomever is playing the Dallas Cowboys. For baseball, its the Giants, and then the Nationals.

I love food. Often times when friends or co-workers put together a lunch type thing and ask I want to go, I will just respond "I like food" (which is an affirmative). That said, like every Californian in DC I am always craving some good Mexican food. Which is pretty non-existent out here.

My musical tastes are pretty eclectic (I realize that is not an original thing to say). Broadly speaking I'd say I have three sources of music - songs of middle school to college (Nirvana, Red Hot Chile Peppers etc) 70s/80s music that I got from my older sister (AC/DC, Def Leppard, etc Led Zepplin, The Stones) and music from my childhood/mother (folksy music - John Denver, Cat Stevens, the Beatles etc, Johnny cash)

I do enjoy listening to whatever the most recent pop hit is, but I have a feeling that they won't become part of my favorites.
Six things I could never do without
Really "six things I currently could not do without..."

A few years ago,I would have said my laptop, but I'll go with my smartphone.
Friend and Family (cliche? Yes, but well...)
Capital Bikeshare
Hamburgers and Mexican Food (I long for In-N-Out)
The Internet... (well, I can go a week or so without, but I really am happy it is around!)
Parenthetical asides (I blatantly stole this from someone elses profile!)
On a typical Friday night I am
Pick one... or two.. or all of them.

Watching a movie with friends (or by self...)
Hanging out with friends / at a Happy Hour/Reception/ etc
Surfing the internet (I believe this phrase may be out of date)
Arguing with friends over politics or policy. Or maybe just home watching a movie or reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not really private, but embarrassing! For years I thought "plastic surgery" involved well, plastic.

I also have a habit of mispronouncing words that I am more used to reading than saying!

Also, a significant amount of those questions that have an actually correct answer? I usually look them up to make sure I am right.
You should message me if
You enjoy living in DC. You like talking politics. You are happy either going out for a happy hour, or staying at home and watching TV or a movie, you like going hiking and other outdoor activities. Or just because you want to, or find something in my profile interesting.

Also if your name is Jenny, because well, that would be funny.
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