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My self-summary
I once talked to a girl who met a guy through an internet dating site- he asked her to go shopping with him for a new TV for a first date. I immediately thought this was the worst first date in history, but I realized that's really what much of life is- shopping for a TV, running errands, taking the dog to the vet. If you can have fun shopping for a TV, you can have fun doing almost anything. I guess that’s something I find important, because it’s the little things that actually make a relationship.

But I promise, I already have a TV. Although it’s true that mundane tasks often end up defining our day, it’s the opposite that make life worth living. Last summer I spent some time in Turkey. I stayed in a tree house, found a Roman sarcophagus while wandering in the woods, swam in an underground cave, drank 50 cent cans of beer in a castle, and realized there's so much more to life then being attached to cell phones, e-mail, TV shows and work. It isn’t like I didn’t realize that before, but this was the first time I lived it. I can honestly say that not reading a single e-mail or making a phone call for at least a week was amazing. In the “Information Age” we’ve really diluted what it means to experience somewhere new... but in Turkey, it sort of reminded me what it was like to be a kid, to have the time to wonder, to appreciate, to experience. I definitely need a few more stamps on my passport.

I've realized after living in the DC area for awhile that “what’s your name?” is usually immediately followed by “what do you do?" People often don’t seem to have much more to talk about other then work in this area. So, speaking of work, I'm a partner at a marketing company I helped start about a year ago. Before that, I was in real estate in DC, and haven’t had a traditional 9 to 5 in years. I wouldn’t have it any other way, as I’ve come to enjoy both the freedoms and complications of my situation. But I’d honestly much rather talk with you about an amazing song I just heard, my recent trip to Brooklyn with my brother, a great restaurant or bar I just went to, or an interesting story I heard on NPR.

I need someone who’s willing to be spontaneous- let’s go get a cabin in the woods for the weekend, go play with some starfish at the Baltimore aquarium or go fall asleep in the grass somewhere. I also like to just sit on the couch, drink beer and watch football. Unfortunately I’m a Redskins fan- but if you like sports we’ll get along... unless you’re an Eagles fan. Intelligence is also important to me- it isn’t like you have to read the Economist every week, but I generally appreciate people who have some idea of what’s going on in the world. Sometimes it’s worth remembering that life exists outside the Beltway.

Maybe that sounds like you?
What I’m doing with my life
I helped start a marketing company about a year ago, and that does a pretty good job of filling up my day... and I could run my business from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, so dreaming of working from a beautiful beach somewhere takes up whatever time is left (the theory being that I would actually work from that beach- it has yet to be tested)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The last thing I read was Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck. Exotic travel, a quest for the true nature of reality and a lot of psychedelic drugs... what's not to like? Right now I'm really into King of Convenience's "Declaration of Dependence" and I’m also listening to Wild Beasts, Local Natives, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Neil Young, Beach House, Alt-J, The National, Washed Out and Jeff Buckley at the moment... and re-watching Mad Men for probably the 3rd time.
The six things I could never do without
My roof, pool and grill have been pretty essential this summer... I’ll think of a more serious answer later
On a typical Friday night I am
Out exploring one of the new restaurants or bars that seem to open in DC every week... I’m more of a dive bar/hole in the wall kinda guy then a club person. I actually like to talk to the people I’m with.
You should message me if
You don't understand the people looking for both “Casual Sex” and “Long Distance Pen Pals” - are they deeply confused? Or maybe they just don’t want to limit their options?