Valentinasweet
31 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
Hello handsome stranger.

Someone recently called me "a real character." I decided to take it as a compliment. I like to think I'm funny, or at the very least I try hard to make people laugh.

I like reading 15 page articles about obscure Mayan tapestries in the New Yorker in Malcolm X Park with some wine, pounding the pavement for a good cause, and going dancing at some wild party- preferably all in one day. I'm very serious about my parties.

I'm into new music and am continuously building my music library. I love being dragged along to shows of people I don't know, kicking and screaming, and coming out loving them. 9:30 club and Black Cat are some of my favorite hangouts.

I was named after the first woman in space. So I feel pretty strongly about planets, stars, and moons.
What I’m doing with my life
I do international human rights work.

I enjoy all the travel I get to do. My only problem is that every time I visit a new place I immediately want to move there. Any takers for moving to Lima?

I like surrounding myself with politically minded-passionate people. You definitely get extra points if you hold a megaphone in your pictures.

I do storytelling. There are some cool venues in DC to tell stories, I hope to perform on the Moth stage one day. Do t worry, I probably won't talk about our date in front of a few hundred people.
I’m really good at
Laughing at your jokes, entertaining for friends, cooking, making playlists
The first things people usually notice about me
My curls.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: 100 Years of Solitude, Everything is Illuminated, Infinite Jest, The world According to Garp, House of Spirits, The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, actually anything Junot Diaz has ever touched, Windup Bird Chronicles, and many more! I also love poetry, especially Richard Brautigan, Frank O'Hara, Billy Collins and Pablo Neruda.

Movies: Harold and Maude, Almost Famous, Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Grindhouse, Fargo, Lolita, Psycho, Royal Tenenbaums...And a bunch more that I can't think of right now. I am realizing some of these are a bit dark, but I am not I assure you!

Shows: Mad Men, Arrested Development, lately Game of Thrones (oops). I would like to avoid saying that Girls really speaks to me, but I can't. So there. I said it.

Food: A sweet heirloom tomato in August. Also, sushi, peaches, cheese, Mexican food, and Pad Thai. Pizza. But who doesn't like pizza?

Music, in no particular order: The Smiths, Morrissey, Feist, Stars, Silvio Rodriguez, Billy Holiday, Vampire Weekend, Rilo Kiley, Wilco, The National, Wild Belle, SBTRKT, Leonard Cohen, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Diplo, Jay-Z, Miguel, Nina Simone, Frank Ocean, Sylvan Esso, Ana Tijoux, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, James Brown, Parliament, Major Lazer, the Streets, the XX, Kanye West, Chet Faker, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, James Blake, and Bon Iver and you know, a lot more, and maybe you can turn me on to new bands too?

Public radio anyone? Yes. Please. This American Life, Radiolab and Prairie Home Companion. Audio Smutt. 99% Invisible.
The six things I could never do without
1. Pen and paper (I am always taking notes)
2. iPhone. I hate to admit it but I am so plugged into twitter and co. that I would dearly miss my phone if it disappeared.
3. My siblings
4. Mango juice
5. Music
6. Coffee (one splenda, bit of milk)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social justice and how to make a difference in the world. Music and what to listen to next. Books and what to read or re-read. Travel and where to go on my next trip. Why airplanes can fly. DC gentrification. Why I always go to bed so late. If I prefer the Red Derby over the Looking Glass Lounge. What to pack for Burning Man.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting into weird things. I have massive FOMO so probably doing 10 things at once.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have never seen a full episode of Seinfeld.
You should message me if
If you have finished Infinite Jest and want to talk about it.
If you have a sweet secret favorite spot in DC that I don't know about.
You are funny on twitter.
You're a third culture kid.
You want to talk about BRC.
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