Executive at a national non-profit organization
How Hookup… ...go for a hike in the Blue Hills or wander through a book store before getting lunch somewhere outside. I am new to the area so I cannot provide specific locations just yet.
An awesome place I've visited
Costa Rica -- just visited for a second time. It is just gorgeous and not overly developed. I also adore Italy. I have visited most of its fabulous cities and loved the history and architecture and natural beauty...not to mention the gracious people.
My perfect sunday
Going to mass or enjoying some spiritual activity (meditation class included) can be very centering for me. Getting in a good workout (preferably outdoors) is also key. I enjoy catching up on the news and having a nice healthy dinner as well. If there is time for a cultural "outing" of some sort, that is fun to include.
The movie I've watched the most times
Probably a tie between Princess Bride and It's a Wonderful Life. I am embarrassed to toss in When Harry Met Sally as a possible tie broker, although it has been years since I saw that one.
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer
I have returned to my state of birth by coming back to Massachusetts where I lived until 3rd grade. Then I lived in Connecticut until college, went back to Massachusetts for college, and then spent fifteen years in Washington, DC where I primarily worked on Capitol Hill while also going to Georgetown law school. I just moved to Boston this summer for a new job.
My first concert / My dream concert
First concert was Phil Collins when I was 16. I though I was in heaven during his drum solos. I have been to my dream concert -- Def Leppard, opened by Journey. Heaven!
Obscure knowledge I possess
Hmmm. I know a lot of trivia about the US Capitol Building and can give a mean tour of it. I suppose I know lots of interesting tidbits about many policy issues from my career -- immigration, national security, education, etc. Gosh, I feel pretty boring.
I have a weakness for Guys/Girls who
Wear flannel shirts (in the winter of course) -- love that!
For me, a first date no-no is
Talking about former relationships.
What I would bring to show and tell
No one likes a show off...
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date
Your favorite athletic adventure -- as long as it doesn't involve too much bragging.
I secretly want to be
A back up singer in an 80's rock band. Or a theology professor.
I want to be with someone who wants to be
Whatever he is passionate about ... no particular preference.
I want to come home to
A huge hug that melts me.