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My self-summary
I’m one of those rare DC-area natives (we do exist… I promise!) who was required to live here as a child but who chose to stay here as an adult. Something about this area – the culture, the food, the scenery – always kept me close by. (My dog seems to think I made a good choice, too, especially when we’re hiking at Potomac Overlook.)

In many ways I’m a planner in life, but I think there’s always that extra space for some much-needed spontaneity. On the planning end of the spectrum, I love hosting dinner parties, traveling (Scotland later this year), and being on the water or the slopes. And on the spontaneous side, I once traveled to Brazil with four days’ notice (getting a Visa was a nightmare!), I do a lot of experimenting in my kitchen (no casualties yet…), and if someone wants to try a new restaurant in town, I’ll be there before Tom Sietsema even has a chance to do his review.

While I do keep myself very active, there are a few simple things that really make me happy: buying fresh veggies for the week at Eastern Market, a good workout - gym, run or bike, or accomplishing a project around my house. It’s the little things that sometimes have the most meaning.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a lobbyist for a company in the telecom industry.
I’m really good at
Sleeping eight hours a night. It does a body good.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m tall… and I wear heels.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For music, I like everything from the Rolling Stones to Springsteen to Al Green. I enjoy going to live shows, especially at fhe many small venues in town.
Six things I could never do without
1. My friends/family
2. Exercise
3. My dog
4. Sleep
5. Coffee (Love a Vanilla Latte)
6. iPhone
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next vacation
On a typical Friday night I am
Out or doing something low key
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My dog has the same name as a Twilight character and apparently many baby girls. I just thought it was a cute name that reminded me of my trip to Rome.
You should message me if
You can put yourself into any conversation and find something to say (or at least smile and nod!), you’re easy going and just want to enjoy what life has to offer, you’re into food enough to try some of the new places with me (or the oldies but goodies), you enjoy being active (biking, hiking, skiing, tennis, golf, etc)

The two of us