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My self-summary
I'm from Connecticut via Venezuela and have been in the District for four years. I'm a pretty loud person and get familiar with people quickly. I'm very good at conversation but not great with social formalities. In translation:
good at the intro, bad at the small talk, good at conversation, and
sometimes unable to recognize when the table doesn't want to hear your heated argument about the merits of XYZ.

My job requires me to write meticulous correspondence. I apologize if I don't hold my profile to similarly high standards.

I'm selectively intense about things. Examples: my bathroom is
super clean, but my room...well not so much. I like my clothes to
fit just right but I rarely wear matching socks (they are always
within earshot of the same color but rarely the same).

I really like food and usually find that to be a central
component of my social experience. A proper appetite and the
absence of aversions to food are attractive qualities. Does fried
sheep intestines sound delicious? No, they do not, but they are
awesome after you have had too much too drink. How about a large
rodent (Capybara)? That sounds horrible, except that its
wonderfully tender and tasty. I love street food and am not a
health person at all.

Note: If you are interested, message me. I have heard horror stories of attractive girls getting 250 messages in like a day. I'm sure that a message from me is nice for padding the stats, but I if you are attractive, I assume you are getting ton of messages. I'm reluctant to commit a lot of time to crafting witty quips from you profile. A message in the mold of the following is enough to get the ball rolling, "hello, you don't seem like a total brute. Beer?" Also, its the 21st century girls can be aggressive. (good quality)
What I’m doing with my life
Eating/Drinking DC. My spending trends towards indulgent. Lets just say that I'm not an eager saver. My professional life is pretty standard DC stuff (international blah blah blah), and while I enjoy being useful, it doesn't define me. Amassing trivia knowledge, although I rarely use it.
I’m really good at
Cleaning up. I dress casually, but when the occasion calls, I like to do it right. I judge people's suits.

Spinning a tale.

Filling gaps in conversation with judgements of passerbys

When I have had just enough to drink, but not too much, I can handle myself on the dance floor. I think I'm a pretty decent sober dancer as well, although i might not have the courage to try the flashy stuff then.
The first things people usually notice about me
It was once my hair. Now, my smile. I have a voice that carries and
am very approachable. I have been told that I have a nice buttocks.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Films: American Movie, Head On, Lake of Fire, Live Free and Become, Superbad, Annie Hall, Anvil, The Wackness, Rambo, Tombstone, All About my Mother, Nacho Libre, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, Almost Famous, High Fidelity, Rocky, Buck, Korean Revenge Films (The revenge trilogy, The Man From Nowhere, etc)
(An overwhelming number of coming of age stories.)

Shows: Eastbound and Down, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Wire, Deadwood, Battlestar Galactica, The Sopranos, Walking Dead, The Office UK, Sherlock, Cowboy Bebop*

*I'm not a big anime and can name probably three manga's off the type of my head. This show has awesome music and really, really interesting sci-fi/western/old time Americana aesthetic. Its only 26 total episodes but they are all pretty awesome.

Books: Portnoy's Complaint, Goodbye Columbus, Juliet Naked....Lad lit.

Non-fiction (more of what I read): A Peace to End all Peace, Myth of the Military Nation, really well written Social Sciences in general.

I've started considerably more books than I have finished...

Music: I'm most knowledgeable about Mid 90s rock and classic rock. I peaked in my music pretentiousness as a 12 year old. Soul Asylum, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden. I'm making solid headway on the Wu-Tang canon. Ghostface Killah is my favorite member of the Wu, But I'm adamant that Masta Kkilla's Sais No Date was the best of the Wu Tang Canon

Rather than give food generally I'll give select dishes.

Select Dishes:

Pabellon:rice, black beans, fried plantain, an egg, and a skirt beef tomato stew. A piece of white cheese. Maybe an Arepa or maybe some yuca (just boiled, not fried. Apparently no one knows that you can just boil yuca and eat it) Typical Venezuelan lunch.

Iskender Kebab: yogurt, kebap meat, bread, sour tomato sauce, and butter. When the balance is right it is awesome. When done poorly, its a sloppy mess. Turkish dish

Kokorec: fried sheep intestines chopped up and served on a sandwich. Really, it is awesome. Turkish dish

Pachamanca: Peruvian style pig roast

Anticucho: Vinegar marinated cow heart, cooked on an open flame. Why we don't eat cow heart in America is a mystery to me.

Hallacas: Corn meal packed with meat, olives, capers, raisins (optional but nice), wrapped in a banana leaf and then boiled for four hours. Bean versions are pretty nice. Venezuelan Christmas dish.

Empanadas: Self explanatory except that you should never ever use wheat flour. Corn flour only!
Six things I could never do without
My smartphone (how did i live without this before)
my passport
alternatives to public transport (wmata is useless)
the internet
the new york times

this list makes me sound like a brute
I spend a lot of time thinking about

Foreign policy.


Wondering how I could adapt life situations into a This American life bit.

Witty retorts for my ongoing email arguments. I spend way too much time on this. I argue endlessly (and in circles) with friends about the merits of XYZ accusation by ABC economist on some distortion. Usually it devolves into name calling between me and my libertarian friend. We'll kiss and make up and then restart the cycle of love-hate.

Thinking up of studies that would be really interesting to do/read. I really like social science.

Sifting through sports trivia (preferably MMA, boxing, NBA, or NFL)
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends. Fridays are a must.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I fantasized about my 6th grade teacher until I was a sophomore in high school. Looking back, she was not a looker.
You should message me if
you enjoy good food, like to socialize, have a healthy appreciation for verbal banter, like politics, appreciate abstracting problems, have an aesthetic (NOTE: not necessarily into fashion), appreciate pop culture, like to travel, can appreciate someone else's enthusiasm for something they don't presently find interesting (sports, hobbies, arts etc.), are confident in your skin.

I like tall girls and I'm comfortable with my partner being 5'8 to 6'1. I don't, however, discriminate if you didn't quite make it to those heights.

No where in your profile you write, "I work hard and play hard!"
The two of us