I'm a born-and-raised Minnesota girl who is looking to live life to the fullest and use as many cliches as possible in describing herself. I'm a lawyer and a lobbyist. I've worked in every branch of government and as a lobbyist for major trade associations. Currently I work on federal and state health care issues. So, given the complexity of that law, I will be employed forever, barring any sort of lottery-related windfall, in which case I plan to retire to a life of reading, travel, interpersonal enjoyment, and very noble philanthropy.
I am laid back, down to earth, and have a good sense of humor, as opposed to everybody else on this site who makes clear that they are high maintenance, fanciful dullards. I tend to get along with everybody and become especially good friends with interesting, witty, kind people who love to banter.
I am very responsible and have my life together. Fiscal responsibility balanced with targeted hobbies and pleasures is a good way to live (in my opinion). I'm a little nerdy; I do my own taxes and like it and read the New Yorker on the regular. I like comedy and writing and was published in McSweeney's. I'm a bit of a homebody because I like creating a warm, welcoming, comfortable environment for myself and loved ones. Also, confession I love cleaning and organizing; filing things brings me great joy. I also love to relax with television, movies, and good laughs at the end of the day. I'm very into fitness and health. Except for a love of Diet Coke and the occasional take-out, I try to keep my meals very healthy, and I work out almost every day (a difficult feat given my hectic job schedule). A former cheerleader and dancer, I love Pilates, yoga, and, yes , Zumba, to augment the regular cardio and lifting. Shameful but true and totally worth it.
Ultimately, I want a life full of memories and meaningful connections and experiences. I think travel, trying new things, and appreciating the basic things that matter (family, friends, art, beauty, humility, treating everybody with respect) generate those results. It would be wonderful to find someone who wants a relationship that includes love and living a life of loving life together, but I am also open to finding new friends and fun experiences.
If you like puns, that is a plus.