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 and 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.
baking coffee cakes
making people feel at ease
wearing black and brown together
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.
-former life as an expat
-iPhone-though this is up for debate
-friends & crazy family
-Public Radio (NPR/BBC/PRI)
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.
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.