I'm a midwesterner by choice, but grew up in New York state and spent a few years in DC. I love cities, bicycle riding, museums, and comedy. I currently work in transportation policy and advocacy, helping communities plan streets that are friendlier for people who choose (or need) to walk, bicycle, and take transit. I read a lot books (mostly literary fiction, but an occasional YA novel or sci-fi/fantasy too). I have a cat, Isobel, whom I spoil with toys and treats.
I'm pretty quiet, don't smoke, and am respectful of other people and their feelings. I like to visit tourist attractions -- they're usually popular for a reason! -- but am most interested in the small things in a city: the local coffee place, the place with great tacos, the parks.