TalknerdyDC
38 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
Loves: classic cocktails, sad songs, 80's New Wave, Simpsons references, walking places, French cider, mastering the crockpot, fresh salsa, and the smell of wet leaves or a storm coming.

Unloves: Typical "Washington" conversation, humidity, and anchovies.
What I’m doing with my life
Recently made the transition from working in clinical research labs to higher education. Short of it: Office life is strange and takes some getting used to. I also write about beer and bar culture on occasion.
I’m really good at
Finding the humor in any situation. Life's too short to be pissy about everything.

Also: a half-decent cook, proficient at making mix tapes (yes, they're still mixtapes in my head), a excellent sense of direction, and great at pretending I'm good at things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea. My glasses get a lot of compliments.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Indie films, 80's comedies, cerebral thrillers, a lot of food and science shows.

The Smiths, Pedro the Lion, Drive by Truckers, Elvis Costello, Lucero, The Promise Ring, Nas, Engine Down, Rosie Thomas, Low, Portishead, Yo La Tengo, Waxwing...

Is it wrong to say I don't read books often? Is that uncool? I think I'm still a little burned out from grad school so I tend to go for articles and long-reads right now. Scientific American, Cook's Illustrated, and the Drinks Business all the time.

I listen to NPR daily. I used to think I had a Marketplace addiction. I'm okay with that.
The six things I could never do without
Aside from the generic friends/family route:

- music
- Intelligent friends
- Iced tea (not the sweetened kind)
- A comfortable sweater or hoodie
- Avoiding puns
- Finding out what else I can't live without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- The intersection of craft food/beverages, art, and culture.
- What I spend so much time thinking about.
- "Why is this bus so late?!?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Unwinding with a cocktail or taking advantage of an empty gym.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't get haircuts nearly as often as I should.
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