Am I the only one who struggles to capture everything that's interesting about me in a tiny little box?? After a while, every profile starts to sound the same, so instead of rattling off a bunch of qualities that I think help me stand out, I'll try to tell you about some of my favorite things...
As almost every fish on this site, my family is very important to me and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. I really enjoy traveling and have been lucky enough to go to Paris, Tel Aviv / Jerusalem, and Nova Scotia over the past few years. I would love to find someone who could give me a few ideas about where to go next.
I have recently discovered the joys of cooking! Well, at least under the guidance of a certified instructor at L'Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda. So far I know the different cuts of beef, how to prepare them, and how NOT to roll sushi!
I majored in English in college, so I have a special fondness for Shakespeare and try to see a play at the Folger or Shakespeare Theatre a few times a year. I'm especially excited about the staging of Macbeth at the Folger this spring. Since it's co-produced by Teller (of Penn & Teller fame), the rumor is that levitation and over-the-top gore abound!
The months between February and August are always a struggle, but luckily Daniel Snyder throws a party every April at FedEx Field for the football-starved Redskins fans in the area to watch the NFL Draft. Sure, the draft can get boring from time to time, but it helps me qualify all of those autumn afternoons filled with college football as 'research.' :-P I can be found the rest of the summer months at Nissan Pavilion watching the WMZQ concert series or hiking in Great Falls with my sister.
Surprisingly, I don't really have a long list of qualifications about my ideal fish. Several traits are important to me...optimism, kindness, honesty, intelligence...but I have often found that most superficial things that you think are absolutely necessary fall by the wayside when you meet someone special. I'm hoping it might be you. :-)
A first date is a great opportunity to learn a lot about each other, so going somewhere where we can talk (hopefully while doing something fun to ease the nervousness!) is a must...maybe a museum, cooking class, miniature golf, or trip to a winery followed by a nice dinner. :-)