To say that I'm an anomaly is an understatement, although I wear my contradictions as a badge of honor. I am petite yet curvy (best of both worlds in my opinion). I am a lawyer by day and an aspiring political talking head by night (although my political punditry is limited to lobbing insults at whatever token Republican has the misfortune of appearing on MSNBC that evening). I am rational but deeply emotional (I'm not sure I'll ever fill the void that has been left now that "The West Wing" and "Friday Night Lights" are no longer on the air). I am an avid tennis player and accomplished chef but am pretty sure I could eat my own body weight in White Castle hamburgers and McDonald's soft serve if left to my own devices. The bottom line is that I am a complex but uncomplicated woman. I am a relatively independent woman who has never been much of a joiner, although that in no way diminishes my desire to be a part of something bigger than myself. I like to think that I just haven't found the right group to join and that in a husband and by extension the creation of a family, I will have found my group. I am looking for a financially stable, well educated, kind of handsome man who will make me laugh until my stomach hurts, even if it is at my own expense. I am very close to my family and am looking for someone who shares that value; I like to think that I would be friends with my parents even if they weren't obliged by blood to let me stop by every week and raid their refrigerator. I am hoping to meet someone who is adaptable like myself but has strong convictions; who will challenge me to think differently about the world and will push me to pursue new opportunities and experiences when I can't muster the courage to do so myself.