I've had an incredibly eclectic set of experiences living life - excavating a 16th century shipwreck in Croatia, surviving a tornado hit to my camp in Mexico, and even choking on jello. I try to fill every day of my life with adventure, curiosity, and a passion for things I love. My adventures may not always go as planned, but I live as much for the journey as the destination.
I end up laughing at myself often and am the best at putting myself into embarrassing situations. If thinking of the perfect comeback 3 seconds too late were a super power, I'd have my own Marvel movie, complete with action figures and a Netflix spin off.
I love the outdoors, live music, exploring obscure places and museums, festivals, and trying to cook a new recipe without having the fire department called. I'm a big sports fan and am trying to figure out this whole hockey thing (Texas doesn't prepare you very well for that one...), but I'm all in for college/professional basketball, baseball and football. I'm an avid photographer, SCUBA diver, and not afraid to put myself out there to try new things, even if it ends in embarrassment. Skiing is still on my list, but I'm worried how many small children I may take out on my tumble down the mountain. Otherwise, a good workout, game nights with friends, spontaneous road trips, and witty conversations complete me.
When not busy weaving fancy underwater baskets, I spend my time going for a run or keeping active, figuring out how I managed to get the latest phantom bruise/scratch somewhere on myself, slaving away on my dissertation, and taking the opportunity to explore what DC and the area have to offer. I'd love to hear of a must see place or a new local spot to try.
Cooking with new recipes and not burning the kitchen down, but burning myself in the process.
Playing several musical instruments - but not at the same time
Listening to other people's stories
Mario Kart - Who said all childhood skills die?
Physically, my blue eyes and big grin.
Books: LOTR, 1984, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Isaac's Storm, and Ready Player One. Way too many to list here.
Music: My taste is all over the place - I love most anything with a good beat, but have a soft spot for blues, jazz and
indie/folk rock. Shocker, I'm a Texan who doesn't crave country music!
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Jurassic Park, Shaun of the Dead, The Exorcist, Indiana Jones, Pulp Fiction, and a ton of documentaries.
Food: Fresh seafood, Texas BBQ, and pasta. Let's be real, I love all good food! I'm still learning the way of the Maryland crab.
- Sarcasm and witty puns
- Cheese and Chocolate
- Nature and the outdoors
- A good pair of sunglasses
- Friends and family without a doubt
How awesome it would be to ride a dinosaur like a horse.
Could I really survive the zombie apocalypse?
How would it have been to live at a certain place at a certain time in history?
What was going through the mind of the person who last touched this artifact hundreds of years ago?
I love to balance it out with other nights full of ordering take out and relaxing at home to a cheesy movie.
You find yourself in ridiculous situations that make great memories.
Looking to explore a new brewery or winery!
Want to share what you're passionate about.
You have a dog you don't mind sharing!