I'm generally comfortable and chatty in most social situations -- although I do get sick of making small talk and quickly long to have close friends around. Politically, I'm pretty far left and I'll admit that I am quick to judge those who don't share my commitment to equality and social justice. One of my favorite things is relaxing with friends and rousing conversation (obviously with a little GOP trash talk) over a good beer or glass of wine (or 4. This crazy world drives me to drink these days).
I grew up in a small town in New England but have definitely become more of a city girl -- I love being able to walk everywhere (and if wherever I'm going is too far, the challenge of finding the best bus/metro route to take me there). And despite its occasional annoyances (tourists who can't figure out the escalators, intern season) I do love the bubble that is DC -- brunching, happy hour-ing, overly ambitious politicos, and all the rest of it!
A random list of my favorite things: Cape Cod, Tuscany (really any place in Italy), skiing, singing, thunderstorms, farmers' markets, finding the perfect gift/card for someone, a really good IPA or Sauvignon Blanc, curling up with a good book/movie/crossword puzzle/latest issues of The Economist or Real Simple, laughing uncontrollably, the Red Sox (it's okay if you're a Yankees fan -- just don't wear the hat if you meet my dad). And least favorites: People who grunt at the gym, bud light, traffic, being late, radical anti-choicers, people who take life (or themselves) too seriously. Oh, and cats. I'm much more of a dog person. I have one of my own - a tiny pitbull named Dorrie.
Movies: Life is Beautiful, American Beauty, Magnolia, To Die For, Fargo, Litttle Miss Sunshine, Old School, The Wizard of Oz, and early Adam Sandler movies. TV: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lost, True Blood, Dexter, Parenthood, Homeland, The Wire, The Daily Show, Game of Thrones.
Food: Italian, Mexican, and Thai are among my favorites, but I love pretty much all food. Food is good. I am not one of those girls who orders salads and I have no problem ordering dessert.
Music: I guess it depends on my mood, but really anything...except really twangy country and really heavy metal.
-My reproductive freedom
-A medium french vanilla Dunkin Donuts coffee with skim milk and two splendas every morning before work.