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My self-summary
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 (frequent visitor of NYC), current condo-owner in Arlington, VA.

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 use parentheses a lot.)

I'll probably beat you at Cards Against Humanity.

You don't get my number until I meet you in person.
What I’m doing with my life
How I earn my paycheck: I work for trademark and patent attorneys.(Don't let that scare you - I'm the social planner for my office. We have excellent parties.)

What I actually DO with my life:

I love music (including anything a cappella). Extra points for you if you know Pentatonix.

I love planning parties and events and I host frequent dinner parties at my house. Lasagna seems to be my forte.
I’m really good at
Bringing good snacks on road trips.

Board games and bar trivia. (Seriously, I have a great trivia team)

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)
The first things people usually notice about me
My red hair, the huge dimple in my chin, and my retro glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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:
The Marvel Universe movies (Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc.) The Way Way Back, Brooklyn, 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.
Six things I could never do without
1. My Keurig - it's my 2nd favorite kitchen appliance
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
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How have so many people been to Machu Pichu and why are they posting it on their dating profiles? I mean, EVERYBODY.(Nothing against Machu Pichu. You're cool.)

Is there a better ratio of peanut butter to chocolate than the Reese's Peanut Butter Egg?

The grilled watermelon/haloumi cheese situation at Palette 22.

I really want to take more swing dancing lessons.
On a typical Friday night I am
Solving all of the world's problems over a pint of beer/glass of wine. Or I am on a train visiting friends in NYC or Richmond. Or cooking. It depends on the Friday, and the kind of week I've had at work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If the song "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang comes on when I'm out somewhere, I leave the area until it is over. I hate that song. It makes me twitchy.
You should message me if
-You actually want a romantic relationship, with the potential for something long term.

-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.
The two of us