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  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Higher Education
  • Finishing my Master's in May
  • From California, Rhode Island, and Texas--I got around a bit
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About Me


Never stop being awesome, even for a second.


I'm a grad student at/employee of the University of Houston, which has stolen many of the best years of my life. As an undergraduate I was way too involved and have conquered many a situation; as a graduate student, I am content to simply be an amazing A- student and graduate.

I am equal parts hilarious and depressing, and I think if I had to sum myself up in one word, it would be unique. You will never meet anyone like me in your life. This might be a good thing.

I like meeting new people and learning what I can from them because it in turn makes me an even more awesome person. It's like that Jet Li movie "The One" except there's no need for violence.


I'm a happy cynic. I feel like things may be fairly terrible and the world is heading toward an unfortunate end--but if that's the case, why not enjoy what time we have? If the world were ending tomorrow, why would you spend today worrying about it?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Most of my couch-surfing has been on the hosting side for friends who had experienced layoffs and/or heartbreak. I feel like offering my sofa to people who aren't disappointed with life might be a positive thing. I'm down for anything, but not waking up in the middle of the night to sobbing from the other room would definitely be cool.


I love budgeting, economics, finance, and things of that ilk, because at work I am the world's most interesting most boring man.

In my off time, my main interests tend toward cooking, jogging, reading, and hanging out with friends. I realize these are the most generic interests in the world, but I also think that there's a reason why they're popular. It's because they're awesome.

  • environment
  • cooking
  • board games
  • reading
  • socializing
  • surfing
  • economics

Music, Movies, and Books

I listen to just about any music, will watch almost any movie with a coherent story (or an avant-garde edge making up for its lack of plot), and read mostly good fiction. Cormac McCarthy and Gabriel Garcia-Marquez are my two favorite authors.

I also watch some TV--primarily The Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Community these days.

Teach, Learn, Share

Since I'm assuming the majority of people on CS aren't interested in hearing about how to balance the federal budget or generate cost-benefit analyses of public sector construction, I suppose the most interesting things I have to share are my amazing cooking skills and/or my knowledge of obscure tidbits about the English language.

I also love playing cards and board games, and generally am down to teach and/or learn new ones. I minored in Religious Studies as an undergraduate, so I also find meeting people of different faiths an enjoyable and enlightening experience. Talking in a judgment-free environment about higher powers and perception of the divine is kind of amazing.

Countries I’ve Visited

United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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