Looking to meet a loveable smartypants.
I'm a nonprofit grantwriter, so I spend my days explaining to folks why what we're doing works and why it's important, and marshaling resources to make the work even better. In my way, I aim to help kids discover careers that excite them and to help them discover the confidence to go after what they want, no matter the obstacles.
Also, I'm always learning new instruments and I pick them up fast. I sing, play the clarinet, saxophone, flute, piano and most recently, guitar.
Movies: Funny Girl, Possession, The Constant Gardener, Charlie Wilson's War, The Way Way Back, sucker for a musical (also, the Ocean's movies, duh)
TV: Aaron Sorkin, Tina Fey, Rachel Maddow, Friday Night Lights, Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Rec, Mad Men, Veep, @midnight
Music: Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Feist, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Jackie Wilson, Lake Street Dive, Alabama Shakes, Fleet Foxes, The Civil Wars, Wild Child
Food: Paleo + tacos & sushi
You like Aaron Sorkin, or at the least you can tolerate very fast talking.
You want to talk about your work, my work, the institution of work, work songs, road work...re: I will ask you a million questions about your job because I will be genuinely curious and interested.
You are compassionate and empathetic, but expect a lot from the people you love because they're incredible and capable of greatness.
Extra points if you are Don Kefer or a fan of Pistol Shrimps Radio.