I try my very best to get out of DC every weekend on a hike or adventure or--barring that--to go explore a part of DC I haven't seen before. I'm also a big fan of DC's museums and I'd greatly appreciate seeing new parts of the city!
Obtained a masters degree in Crusader Studies (think medieval history) from a UK university.
Worked as an article writer for an English language newspaper in Medellin Colombia.
Wreck dived on sunken WWII Japanese freighters in Micronesia (first time diving post-certification).
Successfully treed myself in a castle at the tip of the Bosphorus to the amusement of some local children.
I tend to be pretty versatile. I'm not the worst communicator in the world when it comes to writing or speaking, and people seem to think I'm good at economics. I'm very good at reading people (so long as they are speaking English) and if I'm in shape I can hike and climb fairly well. I was a history major in college, so I like to know a little about everything wherever I go. I also like to lead any expedition that promises adventure, and have been told that I am rather enthusiastic in most of my endeavors. I also typically don't brag about myself outside of a job interview.
I suspect no one really wants to answer this question, but I think I tend to walk in a way that suggests I know exactly where I am going, even if it's my first time going there. In my defense, I do tend to carry a compass with me most of the time in case I get turned around on a subway and can't see the sun.
That said, I'm working my way through a collection of short stories right now I'm really enjoying.
Magazines I tend to like include the New Yorker, National Geographic, Foreign Affairs, and sometimes the Economist. After coming to New York I was impressed to learn that there's a monthly magazine on archaeology which I tend to devour whenever I need to take a train somewhere.
Movies: I watched the Star Wars trilogy somewhere around a literal 70 times as a child. They're not my favorite movies, but they're pretty inescapable. My actual favorite movie is probably the famous one by Orson Welles (I have a bone to pick with Hearst) and movies I enjoyed recently include The Avengers (as a pop-corn movie!) The Muppets (Bret Mckinzie did the music which was great) and Inception (I haven't seen a lot of movies in theater). I also like Toshiro Mifune movies and remember greatly enjoying Yojimbo.
Shows: currently hooked on Game of Thrones. Also pleased that Futurama refuses to die. Edit: Futurama finally died!
Music: I was raised on classic rock and still tend to favor it as a pleasant genre to fall back on. They Might Be Giants is probably some of the most nostalgic music for me, and something I still enjoy. One thing I'm very bad at is finding new music or even getting in touch with the latest pop song. I'm not sure if I've ever listened to a top 40 radio station. I honestly often won't hear the latest in pop before I listen to a parody of it.
Food: I'll eat almost anything. And I usually won't regret it. Last week I had brain tacos for the first time ever. I only partially regretted it.
If you're ambitious.
If at any time you identified as a nerd.
If your default setting is intellectually curious.
If you're committed to leaving the world a better place than when you found it.
If you can be enthusiastic and ironic at the same time.
If any combination of the above is true, feel free to contact me.