I love my job (really), really strong coffee, really dirty martinis, brunch, thrift store shopping, saltwater, reading, running (although this is new for me) and writing. I write a blog that entertains about 5 of my friends - I happen to live in a series of embarrassing moments, which is something you probably shouldn't post on here, but after about 5 minutes with me, you'd most likely experience anyway, so it's better that we just get it out in the open now.
I'm not that good at cooking, but I'll still try and the effort will be good, and I'll give you wine while it's happening and entertain you with stories of previous embarrassing moments.
I love reading - I devour books whether they're good or not, but John Irving is my favorite. Also have lots of love for Michael Cunningham, David Sedaris, and Augusten Burroughs. I'm just starting The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes - in the past few years I've lost touch with books I should be reading and focused on kid-books, so I'm relying on my more well-read friends to give me suggestions when I make it to the library. I'm lucky to have well read friends.
I love any sports-themed movies, although I'm not actually all that into sports, if there is a moving theme song and a winning play, I'm sold. Also anything that ends with a one clap slowly kind of moment.
I'm re-introducing myself to the outdoors - so running, although I'm incredibly terrible at this point - is becoming a favorite thing to do. I love camping and hiking too, but I'm not one of those "outdoorsy" people. I like those people, they seem nice, and I'm happy for them and do tend to run into them while being outside. But I'm not hiking the Appalachian trail anytime soon. I'll slow clap at the end though when they finish.
Music - everything, my favorite band is the Shins, but I love pretty much any and all music, (former) band geek, and have a piano my amazing friends bought for me that I continue to tell myself I'll take lessons on. I used to play when I was younger but my memory is limited to a few really low-key waltz pieces I believe I had a recital for. And by "recital", I mean for my parents. In our living room, obviously.
I'm looking for a get a beer/grab some coffee/get lunch or dinner/see a movie/go see live music/go for a hike/hang out person or something like that. I've lived in this area for a few years, and most of the people I've met have been other parents (right, I'm a mom, to an amazing, funny, sweet 7 year old girl) - who are all lovely, but I'd love to meet someone to do non-parent things with. Fun, short time commitment things.
I'm a sucker for a shirt a shirt and anyone who can fix anything at all, really. I'm terribly un-handy. Looking for someone who loves music, digs the outdoors in some way, likes reading enough to deal with my obsessing over books, is open minded, and ready to be a partner in crime.