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To expand horizons. Yours, mine, anyone's....
I've played drums for 20 years...my band put out a few records. People in Iceland went NUTS over them. I'm a stand up comedian, a magician (stop laughing,) and fly small planes as a hobby. I love to cook, I once directed a short film, and managed to write and direct a feature in high school. They showed it on TV in Seattle. I think 8 people watched. My goal is to one day buy a Piper twin engine with my roommate in L.A. and fly it to Africa. I wanna see giraffes. I worked for NBC television for several years...I met celebrities, worked on sets, hung out with Jay Leno and learned the TV business. I look forward to going back. I drove from Los Angeles to New York and back with my best friend in 2009. Together we shot a bunch of travel segments...they're on my web site. 7000 miles and 22 states in 20 days. We didn't get in one argument. That's just weird.
Live each day as if it were your last. When you wake up the next morning, think about what you would have done differently the day before. By the time you actually reach your last day, you'll have it down to a science.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host, I am willing to host, and I am about to embark on my first experience surfing. This project is more than just a chance at a free couch; it's the opportunity to meet amazing new people and open your mind to a world of new things, quite literally.
We had a lovely Austrian couple stay with us and they were as pleasant as could be. We've learned various facts about different parts of the world, simply by observing the way people interact with each other. The people that come to stay with us show up as couch surfers but leave as friends; nowhere else can you find that (except maybe prison depending on the circumstances.)
Cooking, playing music, TV (since it's my business,) Vespas, cats, vacuuming, bamboo, IKEA, the London Underground (or really any subway system for that matter,) flying, the piano, living out of a suitcase.
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
I like books about mountain climbing, people backpacking across Europe, paddling boats around the world...anyone who's been on an adventure and has a story to tell should write a book. I'd read it.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I walked the Great Wall of China. I saved the shoes I did it in, as they carried me across Asia. The wall looks impressive in pictures, but even the sweetest of photographs does it no justice. Climbing to the top, turning around, and watching it disappear into the horizon as the afternoon fog swallows it is a breathtaking experience. As I boarded the bus that took us back into the heart of Beijing, I knew I'd experienced something that I would never forget.
Teach, Learn, Share
If you time it just right, you can sneak onto the free tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. where they print all of our paper money. There's a flaw in their system and all you have to do is join the group and you're in. Useful since the tickets are usually all gone by about 8am. It's a good tour for geeks like myself.
Countries I’ve Visited
China, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
United Kingdom, United States