being), I'm looking for someone with whom to explore the city, grab drinks, go on adventures, and occasionally poke fun at our uptight coworkers (unless of course you were lucky enough to escape that reality in DC).
Friends describe me as: upbeat, optimistic, ambitious, adventurous, witty, somewhat sarcastic, clever, thoughtful, social, easygoing, sweet, open-minded, artistic, friendly, intellectual, low-maintenance, outgoing, quiet, [insert your own potentially contradictory positive adjective here].
Now, I've decided to give this famed "settling-down" thing a try. I'm starting my MA (in Arab Studies) in the fall at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. I just relocated to the AdMo/Woodley Park/Dupont area, so suggestions of things to do and places to explore would be appreciated!
Learning foreign languages.
Sleeping (seriously...16 hours is easily possible).
Photographing (hey gotta keep up with the gerunds here).
Singing the wrong lyrics to popular songs. Oops.
In terms of my personality, people comment on my ambition and drive a lot. I'm definitely a hard worker, and if I want something or am passionate about a subject, it's pretty hard to stop me :) I taught myself a semester's worth of Arabic over winter break my freshman year, for starters...
Movies: Monty Python, Young Frankenstein, Life is Beautiful, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Chorus, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Dirty Dancing, Amelie, Sabrina, The Princess Bride, Pineapple Express, Casablanca, Pulp Fiction
TV: Flight of the Conchords, Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Parks and Rec, Family Guy, the Big Bang Theory
I'm a sucker for Middle Eastern and Indian food...
2) Dancing (it's an addiction)
3) Googlemaps (see "my deepest darkest secret" below)
4) Frozen yogurt
6) Ellipses and parentheses (see the rest of my profile...)
I have the worst sense of direction out of anyone that I have ever met. Embarrassingly bad and highly inconvenient at times. I don't know how I've made it on my own this long, especially abroad without Googlemaps...
-You are adventurous, easygoing, and respectful.
-You're ready to go out exploring and hitting the town, or to spend a quiet night in watching a movie, cooking dinner, or just chatting.
-You don't take yourself (or me) too seriously...Goofy and/or sarcastic senses of humor greatly appreciated.
-You can look past my initial shyness to the witty and talkative personality that will quickly emerge...
We don't have to have the same interests (hey, it will give us more to talk about and to learn from each other), but you at least have an appreciation of those with different backgrounds from your own and are somewhat open-minded.
Oh, and huge bonus points if you dance or are willing to learn! (I won't throw you under a bus, I promise...)