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music nerd. cat lover. irony attractor. pessimistic optimist. compassionate asshole. jaded romantic. tattooed. sarcastic. vegan. extremist. cyclist.
everything is temporary
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
despite having a been a member for years now, so far it's primarily been for social purposes. chances are i'll host and/or surf eventually though.
i've made some amazing friends and had some awesome adventures.
people. music. animals. writing. beer. reading. biking. veganism.
Music, Movies, and Books
Currently rather obsessed with The National and watching Six Feet Under all the way through for the first time.
I haven't had a television in years, but I still manage to watch too many shows.
Other than that:
Augusten Borroughs, John Irving, Tolstoy, David Sedaris, Zadie Smith, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Dorothy Allison
Girl, Interrupted, Little Children, Great Expectations, Eternal Sunshine, The Princess Bride, Nell, Closer, Lost in Translation, Away We Go, Forks Over Knives, Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption, Pan's Labyrinth, Garden State, The Hours, 500 Days of Summer, Hedwig, Garp, Fight Club, Being John Malkovitch, Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Office Space, Awakenings, Amelie, Run Lola Run, Mad Love, City of Angels, Homeward Bound, Beauty and the Beast, UP, American Beauty, Little Miss Sunshine, Babel, You Don't Know Jack, Les Misérables, Meet Joe Black, Burn After Reading, Crash, Juno, Brokeback, Sixth Sense, The Squid and the Whale, V for Vendetta, Changeling, Silence of the Lambs, Dancer in the Dark, Coraline, Once, Water, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Y Tu Mamá También, Basketball Diaries, Dead Poet's Society, Romeo + Juliet, Fried Green Tomatoes, Rain Man, Temple Grandin, Shortbus, Thank You for Smoking, Kinsey, La Vie en Rose, Flannel Pajamas, House of Sand and Fog, Prozac Nation, How to Train Your Dragon, Totoro, Misery, About a Boy, The Jungle Book, Volver
Dexter, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Weeds, The Office, Tara, Community, 30 Rock, Shameless, House of Cards
Amanda Palmer, Ani DiFranco, Antony and the Johnsons, Atoms for Peace, Austra, Belly, Beth Orton, Bjork, Bon Iver, Bowerbirds, Brand New, Cameras, Cat Power, City and Colour, Class Actress, Counting Crows (old stuff), Crystal Castles, Daughter, Delerium, Depeche Mode, Elizabeth Mitchell, Elliot Smith, Elvis Perkins, Father John Misty, Fever Ray, Fiona Apple, First Aid Kit, Flight Facilities, Florence & The Machine, Four Tet, Glen Hansard, Gossip, Grouplove, Guster, Hercules and Love Affair, Iron and Wine, Holly Herndon, Jack White, Javier Navarrete, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Jude, Laura Marling, Laura Veirs, Lisa Hannigan, Little People, Ludivico Einaudi, Made Out of Babies, Marketa Irglova, Max Richter, Mazzy Star, Moby, Modest Mouse, Mountain Goats, Mr. Gnome, My Brightest Diamond, Natalie Merchant, Nine Inch Nails, P.J. Harvey, Perfume Genius, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, Pixies, Polica, Portishead, R.E.M., Radical Face, Rachel Yamagata, Radiohead, Red House Painters, Rufus Wainwright, School of Seven Bells, Sharn Van Etten, She Keeps Bees, Shearwater, Sigur Ros, Sleigh Bells, Smashing Pumpkins, The Antlers, The Avett Brothers, The Cranberries, The Cure, The Dead Weather, The Decemberists, The Dresden Dolls, The Frames, The Hundred in the Hands, The Kills, The Knife, The National, The Swell Season, The Weepies, The xx, Thome Yorke, Tool, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Trespassers William, Tycho, Waterdeep, White Rabbits, Wye Oak, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeasayer, Yellow Ostrich
I spend a lot of time listening to this:
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
hiking down through Flam, Norway, surrounded by literally hundreds of waterfalls, green valleys and breathtaking nature/beauty beyond description.
also an incredible hike in Alaska.
Teach, Learn, Share
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In