Of_the_Valley
28 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
I'm from the DC area originally, went away for college, and came back for grad school.

I love it when people are passionate about things. Even if it's not my thing, I love responding to another person's genuine enthusiasm.

I'm a pretty big geek, and I'm proud of it.

I have a cat, so if you're deathly allergic, we probably wouldn't be a good fit.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in the nonprofit sector, working on community-based peacebuilding and development in conflict-affected areas. I love my job.

These days, most of my spare time is spent engaging in the variety of ways one can resist the current administration.
I’m really good at
Making something pretty tasty from a random assortment of ingredients.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not sure. I don't normally ask.

...I just polled my friends. "Your walk" was one, but I'm not sure what that means. "Your smile." I'm so buying that friend a drink. "Your terrible hair cut." Well, to be fair, we were only 8 years old then.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A lot. I'm currently on a comic book and graphic novel kick, so I'm enjoying the Sandman series and Ms. Marvel (in particular). All time favorites: The Little Prince, The Giver, Catch-22, anything by Tolkien, Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Moral Imagination, and so many I can't even think of right now.

Movies: Star Wars (minus the prequels)

TV: I’m pretty behind on current TV at the moment. Most recent favorite: Stranger Things. All-time favorite: Doctor Who. I'm currently really enjoying Supergirl, much to my surprise.

Music: Right now, Rogue Valley, Ingrid Michaelson, Kaleo, Radical Face, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and like everyone else, Hamilton.
The six things I could never do without
1. Music
2. New socks
3. Green vegetables
4. Table-top games
5. An engaging book
6. My cat
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The state of the world, and it's freaking me out
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm just as happy to go out to a bar as I am to stay in. It's all about the people you're with -- and the food you're eating. I think there is a time and place to make plans and a time and place to be spontaneous. I enjoy getting to look forward to going to a baseball game or a concert, but I also love deciding to go to an outdoor summer movie an hour before it starts.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I named my cat Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All.

I have almost no regrets.
You should message me if
If you want to resist fascism together, and you won't get annoyed if we have to cancel a date to join a last-minute protest.
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