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Poking around the globe.
I'm a multi-media sculptor and illustrator looking to bounce around the world on the cheap side so as to keep paying my debt to the US educational system. I like to do just about anything. I love history, so my main interest when traveling tends to be cultural and historical venues. I love being out in nature too, so another main travel interest I have when visiting a new place is to check out the local geography. I'm down for a good time and enjoy meeting new people and doing cultural exchange. After all, the best way to get to know a place second to actually going there is talking with people who live there.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
- Mark Twain
If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
-Zora Neale Hurston
In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.
- Mitch Albom, "Five People You meet in Heaven"
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
– Kurt Vonnegut
The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this: Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself. Nights are long and life is predominantly good. Wind is refreshing. Tea is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others.
-Jessi Lane Adams
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As of right now, I offer some good times and culture exchanges. I can't host at the moment, but I can definitely hang out and show someone around.
I have had one international couch surfing experience, and my experience was a positive one.
I like art and just about any form of making, discussing, or observing it. I enjoy music and enjoy dancing to it, singing it, and playing it on the ukulele. I like biking as my preferred mode of transportation, particularly on road bikes, and hiking is extremely meditative. I like studying and learning about different social sciences. Lately, the social science I've felt drawn to has been linguistics. I don't know if I do it very well, but I like cooking different foods I discover or learn about and I enjoy good healthy food. I like arugula, tea, bagels, and coffee. Speaking of coffee, black is best. I like writing, but only journaling, list making, letter writing, and random prose relating to things in my life. I like the color green. Spontaneous seems to be my middle name, as the events that inspire me the most are never planned.
- art history
- social science
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Brand New, Dir en Grey, David Bowie, The Menzingers, Harry Nilsson, Fiona Apple, Amy Winehouse, Modest Mouse, Manchester Orchestra, La Dispute, Death Cab for Cutie, and many more. I listen to a variety of things, but the things that stand out the most are rock genres or anything with very strong lyrical content.
Movies: There Will Be Blood, Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry, Fantastic Mr. Fox, all of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's movies, and many many more. I love movies, but its hard to pin point all my favorites
Books: J. Krishnamurti philosophies, The Affect Theory Reader, Jitterbug Perfume, Atonement, Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveling alone to another country for the first time in my life, and living there for a year.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm versed in art history to a certain degree (it was part of my foundation years in my BFA)and so I can share a little on art history and conceptual art and craft. I can share culture, ideas, and thoughts on many different subjects.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share a good time and a wonderful memory. Both containing all, many, or even just some of the things I listed above.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Greece, Japan, Thailand, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
South Korea, United States