I'm smart, kind, genuine and witty. I like asking questions, I'm always learning, I read a LOT, and I love to laugh.
Born, bred and buttered in the Midwest, former NYer, current condo-owner in Arlington. I rescued my cat 2 years ago and she is hilarious.
I love going to concerts, movies and seeing live theatre and comedy.
I hate ice in my drinks and mushrooms in my food.
I love *not* camping.
I don't drive. Never have, never will. Except in Mario Kart (you'll understand why I don't drive in real life pretty much immediately upon seeing my amazing skills in that game).
(I use parentheses a lot.)
I'll probably beat you at Cards Against Humanity.
What I actually DO with my life:
I love music (it is as vital to me as air), and work with the Women's A Cappella Association (before that, I was on the Board of Directors for 12 years for another a cappella organization).
I love planning parties and events (for 4 years, I directed my condo's special events committee). I like having gatherings at my place, and I'm told I make a good lasagna and pecan pie.
Just started this Beachbody workout program to get myself back into shape and...wow. So hard! But worth it, so far.
Successfully running the lives of the attorneys I work for (most of the time).
Discovering more delicious stouts and porters, sours and ciders and reds and whites.
Being there when people need me. I'm a good listener.
Making small children laugh really hard. (I am a fantastic aunt - love hanging with kids)
Bringing good snacks on road trips.
Board games and bar trivia. (Seriously, I have a great trivia team)
Love Neil Gaiman, Nick Hornby, Jonathan Tropper, Jenny Lawson, Cathy Lamb, Diana Gabaldon, and Bill Bryson. My favorite book is probably "East of Eden" and "Ready Player One" was super awesome (hooray, they're making it into a movie!)
Movies - Favorites include:
Deadpool, Brooklyn, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Way Way Back, 20 Feet from Stardom, Argo, Station Agent, Princess Bride, Never Again, Spaceballs, Once, Shawshank Redemption, Coming to America and anything from John Hughes.
If there's a movie Pixar does, I want to see it!
TV - "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Archer, American Ninja Warrior, random shows on HGTV or the Food Network, and BBC's Sherlock.
I'm a fan of BBC comedies and I love searching Netflix for whatever awesome thing I can binge-watch next -- I'm hearing Stranger Things is something to check out, and I am always looking for cool new suggestions.
I miss Jon Stewart so, so much.
I love live theatre! Recent raves are: Hamilton (because it is the coolest thing I've ever seen), Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen and Book of Mormon.
Music feeds my soul. I like almost everything. From Mozart to Madonna, from Frank Sinatra to Fitz & The Tantrums, from 80s pop to some electronica, contemporary a cappella to indie acoustic stuff, from Led Zepplin to Beastie Boys...I would continue but my profile is very wordy.
I am deeply suspicious of people who don't enjoy tacos. I also like most Asian food, a good deep dish, and cheese. All of the cheese. Except the really hard cheese. But even then, probably I want that. I miss soup dumplings from my days living in NYC.
And Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.
2. SmarTrip/MetroCard/Uber and Lyft apps (and Amtrak rewards points)
3. My funny little cat (and other people's animals)
4. There's this grilled watermelon/haloumi cheese situation at Palette 22 that is mind blowing. Or the nachos at Thunderburger are the best I've ever had, if we're talking nachos. I've done comparisons. For science.
5. Music/Theatre/Art/Creativity/cool science stuff
6. A vacation every now and then
The grilled watermelon/haloumi cheese situation at Palette 22.
I really want to take more swing dancing lessons.
Also, how a lot of people here seem to go to Machu Pichu. Is that a secret OKC requirement?
-You're happy, you're healthy (physically and emotionally), you take care of yourself, and you have your life together as well.
-You fit in my age range of what I'm looking for (give or take a few years, as I definitely don't feel like I'm in my 40s!)
-You can tell me where the best taco in DC is.