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My self-summary
Fun, practical and inquisitive all at once. My career pursuits brought me to The District following a two year hiatus in Germany. I'm now celebrating seven years in I get a medal?

Traveling, people watching and occasionally liberating the writer inside of me are among my favorite activities. I've been Germanized (eingedeutschd). I've been know to correspond with people in the tradition of written letters and postcards (yes, this includes a trip to the post office to purchase stamps!). It's a dying art, one I think we should preserve.

I'm a military brat and grew up in SE Asia, but I spent my formative years in Florida bud don't really consider it home. I love college football (Go Noles!), racquetball and cycling through the city.

I can frequently be found thumbing the latest Foreign Policy, listening to a podcast, or headed to a racquetball match.
What I’m doing with my life
By day I manage global affairs for a scientific non-profit. It's thrilling, absolutely thrilling. I usually end up staring at Excel, discussing the state of science around the globe (really, it's all about funding), and talking about science and planning a trip for a meeting or program abroad. Contemplating grad school by night.
I’m really good at
the game Taboo
baking coffee cakes
spin class
making people feel at ease
reading quickly
wearing black and brown together
The first things people usually notice about me
I almost always have sunglasses with me. I'm from Florida, so they have been a pretty essential part of my wardrobe for most of my life. And maybe my smile. :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
How about favorite magazines/newspapers: Monocle, Foreign Policy The Economist's Intelligent Life, Süddeutsche Zeitung/Magazin, NY Times and I recently got into Hello Mr. For books I read quite a bit of Non-fiction and humour like David Sedaris or Allain de Botton. I now work 18 minutes away by foot, so I lost all of that great Metro reading time. I think I'm going to start reading all of Hemingway's books/articles. I absolutely loved The Shadow of the Wind.

Movies: Tinker, Tailor...., Skyfall, The Reader, The Bourne Series, James Bond, Dead Poet's Society, When Harry Met Sally, A Single Man, The Thomas Crown Affair, Man on Fire, Downfall, Amelie and spy films. Just no horror films-not a fan.

My musical preference is all over the place. I've got a taste of just about everything except for rap. Suffice to say Rufus Wainwright, Portishead, John Legend, Alanis, Bloc Party, Adele, Jack Johnson, Citizen Cope, La Roux, Imogen Heap, Phoenix, Regina Spektor, Florence and the Machine, The Cranberries, The Doors and The Shins are just a few of the artists/bands that grace my playlist. I like some house music as well, and some random pseudo hipster stuff.

I'm not a picky eater and will try most things once, maybe twice. I enjoy spicy food.
Six things I could never do without
-former life as an expat
-iPhone-though this is up for debate
-friends & crazy family
-Public Radio (NPR/BBC/PRI)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I perceive situations happening. My imagination is pretty active so I like to 'see' how an event/meeting/etc is going to take place. Whether or not it actually goes the way my brain planned is a different story.

Other than that, I spend a lot of time thinking about the era of modern politics and how I feel about the Oxford comma. I really don't know.
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends somewhere. Probably drinking wine. There might be a game night involved, dancing, watching 'the' game or something like that. Lately I've been trying to figure out how to have a smashing good time in DC without breaking the bank.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm really good at opening various (glass) jars and bottles. With the exception of beer. That's my greatest challenge. Some people know how to open a beer bottle with a lighter, I know ten ways how to destroy a lighter with a beer bottle.
You should message me if
You like people who are more than just a warm body. Your idea of a good date involves conversation and something fun. If you're interactive, worldly and like to break your routine.
You have plans that go past Saturday night.

For a long time I've dated guys who weren't serious about dating or who don't know how to communicate (boys). I'm tired of that. I want to date a man who is clear in his communication and is respectful and honest with me and himself.
The two of us