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Overview

  • 47 references 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Lithuanian, Russian
  • 42, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • credit analyst and carpenter
  • BBA
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

empty my closets

ABOUT ME

Grew up in Lithuania, live in Madison.
Ralph is native Madison'ian.
Married. Have 2 cats.

PHILOSOPHY

If you can't change the situation - change your attidute.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

HOSTING AGAIN! After some time away we realized how much we missed our Couchsurfing community! Have really enjoyed meeting other CS'ers, welcoming CS'ers to Madison, Hosting and Surfing. We are back for good! Attending and helping organize local events,as well as attending regional events have always yielded Really Good Times!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed:
Justas in Klaipeda, Lithuania - March 2008
Brygida in Warsaw. Poland - April 2008
Andreas in Berlin, Germany - April 2008
Justin and Vonny in Minneapolis, USA - August 2008

Hosted:
Nora - Minneapolis, MN - April 2008
Matt - Minneapolis, MN - April 2008
Moses - Springfield, IL - April 2008
Daniel - Totternhoe, UK - June 2008
Ethan - Bennington, VT - June 2008
Michael - Charlotte, NC - June 2008
Tim - Lakeville, Maine - July 2008
Eric, Sholomo, Claire, and Teddy from
Teddy Presberg and the Red Note Revivalists -
Saint Louis, MO - July 2008
Ben - Ann Arbor, MI - August 2008
Spencer - San Juan, Puerto Rico - August 2008
Josh - New York, NY - August 2008
Aubrey and Conor - Flagstaff, AZ - August 2008
Sarah and her Mom - Fargo, ND - August 2008
Franz - New York - January 2009
Ian Giesbrecht - Ixmiquilpan, Mexico - January 2011
Susette & James - Ann Arbor, MI - January 2011
Tanja and Max - Morgan, Spain - January 2011
Ali Art - Minneaplis, MN - January 2011
Don Karnoski - Oak Lawn, IL - February 2011
Dayna, Kurt and Moo Moo - Seattle, WA - March 2011
Jeanne - Chicago, IL - April 2011
Bill - Chicago, IL - April 2011
Becky - June 2011
Barooq - LA - June 2011
Joeleen - July 2011

Organized Events:
Hosted a BBQ in our back-yard for Madison Invasion 08
Grill-out at Picknick Point, Madison - Aug 2008

Interests

Travel, camping, canoeing, watching birds, cooking, art, photography, live music, people.
We like vegeterian food.

Ralph is very interested in history, tasting different beers.
Alma likes red wine, gardening, knitting.

  • cats
  • birds
  • arts
  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • red wine
  • beer
  • bbq
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • music
  • live music
  • canoeing
  • camping
  • surfing
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

movie Amelie.

Cranberries, Björk, Amy Whinehouse, Gwen Stefani, Anjulie.

Various music genres, especialy classical, jazz, zydeco, hip-hop.
Ralph likes old punk rock (Iggy Pop, Ramones) Mississippi river blues, Old country, bluegrass...

Our friends:
www.myspace.com/kumikomusik
http://www.taurinta.info/
http://www.myspace.com/teddypresberg

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness. Try to do it once every year.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Lithuania, United States

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