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My self-summary
I'm from Colorado, and working at a job I love in DC. I'm a little dorky, pretty athletic (I'm a runner), and often too blunt for my own good. I have a dark sense of humor, but don't be fooled - at heart I'm deeply sincere and basically kind.

I've moved around quite a bit so far and traveled even more, but I really adore DC and think I want to make it my home. There are so many fascinating, passionate, smart people here. The weather's rotten, but it's a small price to pay for the conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
Working and running, mostly, with some time for friends and a bit of volunteer work on the side.

I'm an analyst, in the general foreign policy realm. When I'm not at the office, I run races and train for them (miles to marathons, and lots of things in between).
The first things people usually notice about me
Nothing terribly interesting, to be honest. I'm tall? I laugh a lot? I'm clumsy?

I'm generally good for a funny one-liner if you catch me in the right mood, which catches people's attention (especially if it's particularly inappropriate).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books? Well, everything. I know what constitutes a good book, and I can appreciate good literature (The Satanic Verses, East of Eden, and As I Lay Dying are probably on that list), but I also just like books - all books - so I'll happily read just about anything. Except Danielle Steele. That is some terrible, terrible writing.

Movies.... Not to be repetitive, but movies are great! What's not to love about movies?! Ghost World is a long-standing favorite for me. I loved Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Elf and Love Actually make Christmas extra bonus awesome. And the new Star Trek? So great.

I like music, but I spend very little time thinking about it. I'm currently obsessed with Florence + The Machine.

Food: All of it. Except olives. Olives are vile.
Six things I could never do without
What kind of a question is that? I'm not moving to a desert island anytime soon, thankyouverymuch. (Now, a dessert island, on the other hand....)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
News, and the relationship of media to government to society to daily life.

Foreign policy, and foreign countries, and interesting places I had never heard of until very recently (Quick! Name the countries in which Bangui, Bujumbura, and Baku are located. No Google allowed.)

Running. (But I won't bore you with it - it's really not interesting to anyone else.)

People - friends and acquaintances and near strangers who made a strong impression. I'm an extrovert to the core, and I work a lot of things out by thinking through relationships, interactions, and conversations, real and constructed.
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe at happy hour, then usually in bed early. I'm tired by Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not much. I don't know you people!
You should message me if
... you don't take yourself too seriously but you do take something seriously. Passion for something bigger than yourself is a very appealing trait.
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