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Industry Government
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction I grew up in New England and now I live in Washington, DC where I work for the federal government. I've lived abroad in Luxembourg, Poland and Canada, and would like to live abroad again. I love to travel and fill my passport with stamps. I read a lot and want to build libraries where they don't have any. I have a lot of cookbooks and love using them. I have an adorable godson named Jackson. I also sponsor two little girls through World Vision; six-year old Majlinda in Albania and two-year old Boikokobetso in South Africa. I love cupcakes, poppies, chocolate chip pancakes, peonies, strawberries and deviled eggs. I collect tea towels, teapots, Boleslawiec Polish pottery, vintage sewing supplies, Peter Rabbit books/pieces and Russian babushka nesting dolls. My two favorite childrens books of all time are Miss Rumphius and The Velveteen Rabbit and I would like to write my own books someday. I'm learning to quilt and have become a bit obsessed with buying fabric! I also love red shoes and wear them frequently. Steve, my boyfriend, keeps me sane most days, except for the ones when he's the one making me crazy! All in all, life is good and keeps me on my toes.
Interests Boudin Bakery in San Fran, lentil soup, Salmon Falls Pottery, sour dough bread, Boleslawiec, the Amana Colonies, cupcakes, stoichiometry and PV=nRT, fresh basil, baguettes with brie, applesauce, pink lemonade, The Brickskellar, crepes avec Nutella, Irish pubs, French Vanilla iced coffee, Old Town Alexandria, enchiladas, Newcastle, gerber daisies, cookbooks, dulce de leche, Luxembourg, paczki, Trader Joe's, the Red Sox, pierogi, Zubrowka, puppies from Zakopane, Mongolian BBQ, pad thai, the Rynek Glowny, goldfish crackers, ul. Brodowicza 6/2, Eastern Market, roadtrips, pretty underwear, EU umbrellas, carriage rides in Central Park, the Capitol Rotunda, tea parties, lip gloss, Embassy parties, Oregon Trail, Euro-skeptics, Carnegie Deli in NYC, hot cocoa with mini marshmallows, krupnik, Vianden Castle, Tim Hortons, photography, mugwumps, bigos, Latvania, timbits, the turtle statue in Olomouc, turtleneck sweaters, Santa Claus, Taco Bell, IKEA, guacamole, Peter Rabbit, cupcakes, Eldon House in London Ontario, ice cream with colored JIMMIES, the secret menu at In-N-Out Burger, St. Bernards, Vera Bradley, Hello Kitty, curry, cable cars, bed and breakfasts, flip flops, gummy bears
Favorite Movies Serendipity, Dead Poets Society, Gone With the Wind, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Way We Were, Love Story, All the President's Men, Say Anything, Schindler's List, The Sound of Music, Forrest Gump, Dirty Dancing, The Divine Secrets of YaYa Sisterhood, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, Bridget Jones Diary (yeah, both), The Devil Wears Prada, Annie, Fever Pitch, Mary Poppins, Adventures in Babysitting!
Favorite Music Dashboard Confessional, U2, Chicago, Coldplay, O.A.R., All-American Rejects, Dido, Van Morrison, David Gray, Jack Johnson, Goo Goo Dolls, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alannis Morisette, Beach Boys, Madonna, Natasha Beddingfield, Supertramp, Dave Matthews Band, Aerosmith, Bare Nakes Ladies, Ben Harper, Counting Crows, Dixie Chicks, Fleetood Mac, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Gwen Stefani, Rascal Flatts, John Mayer, occasionally the Simpson sisters, Tiesto, Justin T, Kelly Clarkson too, Stevie Wonder yeah yeah yeah, Weezer, John Mellancamp! oh Journey tooooooo, The Pogues
Favorite Books Ramona Quimby, Age 8