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My self-summary
My favorite chore is doing the dishes, to answer a question this survey is plainly avoiding. I'll do anything to get out of laundry.

My favorite joke is one that Art Buchwald would tell about an experience in Paris. He's there walking around when a taxi driver lays into him with a slew of curses. Buchwald doesn't speak French, so he can only think to respond, "Oh je suis, suis je?"

This thing doesn't ask for favorite joke, either, but c'mon, these are crucial questions. I would say that two things worth knowing about me are that I like to be helpful and I always laugh the loudest.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm focused on my career, yada yada, but also trying to take up the piano and lap swimming. I've got a good grip on the District, so I frequent a can't-miss circuit of bars, galleries, gardens, and bike trails. I'm behind on the good restaurants, though.

I like camping and fishing and kayaking but I also like minimalism and dancing and hard work. I can find as much fun and stimulation at home as I can abroad.

For work, I'm a journalist. I write about housing, art, architecture, and sometimes chili.
I’m really good at
Really good? I'm okay at playing some instruments (but not piano). I'm warm and affectionate and loud (interpersonally, not musically) but I'm not sure that those are things you can be good at. I'm great at writing punny headlines, but we're not here to talk about work. I'm legitimately very good at making breakfast.

What if I said golf? (Don't worry, I'm not good at golf)
The first things people usually notice about me
Enthusiastic hand gestures.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
How about some recents instead of favorites?

Tlooth by Harry Mathews, Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Spacesuit by Nicholas de Monchaux, Jessica Valenti's latest
—[I only watch movies in which ghosts kill sexy teens or superheroes blow stuff up—sorry]
—I like The Americans, Game of Thrones, and The Bachelorette and mostly the part where I'm watching these with my friends.
—I recently had to make room for Carly Rae Jepsen's Emotion on the top shelf with Harry Nilsson, Joanna Newsom, Willie Nelson, Gang Starr, and Sonic Youth. I like to see local music. You can find me at Fort Reno all summer.
—Now that I've listed a bunch, I don't think it's very important that couples share aesthetic interests. You do you.
—Sure, food!
The six things I could never do without
Things as in objects, right? I've got this very 70s bedside alarm clock that I adore. Also a lamp that a friend and I made in high school. I depend on my phone—I'd be lost without the map and compass apps. My bike is very necessary. It's summer, so there's no living without D.C. public pools.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Shapes and objects, housing and justice, tacos and Texas.
On a typical Friday night I am
Well this question makes me think about Friday Night Lights! And on any given Friday night, I wouldn't mind watching high-school football or Explosions in the Sky. Though chances are that I'm at a bar or on my bike. I'm not much for unwinding—I'm probably out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had this IM exchange with my friend who agreed to look over my profile for me and found a red flag.

[friend]: btw
smooshed means sex now
among the youngins
me: hhaaaaaaa
[friend]: yep.
or maybe thats smushed? or smashed?
better urban dictionary it
me: oh my god
you're right
[friend]: hahahaha
arent you glad i'm here to sherpa you through this
You should message me if
you have a compass, a good joke, some dirty dishes? Or if you've got your own R, S, T, L, N, and E of favorite things in the District and you're willing to share.