i'm originally from northern california but moved to DC five years ago. i left my heart in san francisco and would love to return there eventually, but in the meanwhile I'm loving DC and not going anywhere anytime soon.
a burger (slash run!) and a makers mark manhattan on a rooftop is pretty close to an ideal night, unless it's wintertime. a burrito or nachos and a margarita would be super ideal, but alas, DC is not california.
though i'm weaning myself off my former transient life and am enjoying being home more and having a bit more stable existence, i'm not sure "settling down" would describe what i'm looking for. i'd like to share the world with someone, not just a backyard.
i work with refugees, so my work takes me all over the world, sometimes to great places, sometimes to dodgy places, but almost always to places where i don't speak the language and have to pay to use a toilet (which may or may not be more than a hole in the ground). regardless, it's always an adventure and i've yet to spend time in a place where i didn't manage to eek out some fun.
- the worm (usually at wedding receptions)
- making people feel better
- finding the ice machine in a hotel
-getting you out of your comfort zone but still making you feel comfortable
music runs the gamut, but in a nutshell, i mostly have the musical taste of a 14 year old girl, with some indie sensibilities. i also love house music and country (blame the small town upbringing for that). don't be annoyed if i don't get your obscure punk or icelandic rock references. i'm just not that cool.
food: i could live on mexican and thai alone, but i'm usually pretty far away from those options, and they certainly aren't DC's strong points. i need a good medium-rare cheeseburger at least once every couple weeks, and depression could ensue in the complete and prolonged absence of bacon. other favorites include tomatoes, avocados, raspberries, figs, and most cheese. i'm also a big fan of sushi and oysters. i like beer, love wine, and couldn't do without the regular makers mark manhattan and margarita. whiskey definitely is my poison of choice.
shows- broad city, last week tonight with john oliver, mr robot, penny dreadful, inside amy schumer, vice, the misfits (if you have not seen this, stop reading now and watch it- you will thank me), true detective, the good wife, the mindy project, game of thrones, arrested development, archer, parks & rec, and hoarders.
1. my friends
3. duct tape
5. my iPhone & bose earphones
6. hot sauce
why people insist on standing so damn close to the baggage claim conveyor belt that no one can actually see their bag. if everyone would just step back 5 feet it'd all be so much easier. which i guess leads me to ponder-point #3: where is so many people's common sense?
(and maybe i'm not always thinking about these things, but lately i have been. i never claimed to be deep.)
maybe that i actually prefer nescafe. or that i love country. and a couple maroon 5 songs.
you're not judgmental or religious. also, you're honest and kind both to yourself and others.
you don't exclude women your own age in your desired age range group. (i mean, come on.)
you're not married and you're not in some sort of PETA-friendly, MSG-free open relationship with a chic with a falcon on her shoulder whose profile link you send as some sort of proof/reference. (not judging, just please know that's not what i'm looking for.)
you profile includes more than just a single, bare-torso selfie from the gym or bathroom.
i don't really care what your interests are, so long as you have some. (i mean, i care about them, i just don't care which they are.) whether we dig the same things or you show me something totally bizarre and new like, say, noodling for catfish, it could be fun, right?
total dream situation: you are all of the above, have your life in order but still are crazy fun, have a voracious appetite for travel, and could see california in your future.