I recently moved back to the DC area after eight years away (one year in upstate NY and seven in the San Francisco Bay area). I'm from Northern Virginia originally and have moved around a lot since finishing undergrad. Glad to be back closer to family (the novelty has not worn off...yet!). My friends would describe me as smart, funny, artistic and dependable. I'm glad to be back East. I like to try new things - I'll pretty much try anything once and if I don't like it, I probably won't do it again. I'm not fancy. Nine times out of 10 I'd rather be at a dive than a restaurant with white tablecloths. I like the outdoors, more in the vein of apple-picking, chilling on the beach in fall/winter or reading or playing a game in the park than camping or hiking. I've always been interested in the visual arts and took a few classes at an industrial arts studio in California...looking for a studio nearby to pick up another class or open studio. I have experience with stained glass, cartoneria and other paper sculpture, ceramics. I'm glad to be so close to the museums again.
I watch a lot of movies, and enjoy most genres except for the rom-com - usually not my favorite. At the time of the Golden Globes, the only nominated movie I'd seen was the Danish nominee for foreign language film (The Hunt - pretty good). Saw Dallas Buyers Club since then...excellent. I still get Netflix in the mail. I think the phone I currently have is smart, but I don't use it that way. I'd prefer to talk on the phone than send a dozen texts back and forth. I send hand- written thank you notes. I took it very personally when Bush won his second term and looked into moving to Canada. I've probably given more thought to what my roller derby name would be than your average girl (Betty Rage, Stevie Kicks....too bad I can't skate!). I do long division in my head when I can't fall asleep. Why not just throw it all out there? That's not actually all of it, but probably enough for now.
Time is going by really quickly and I want to make the most of it. Ultimately, I want what we all want (right?)...someone who gets me and who I "get" and we still want to be together...