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I'm tight with my family, most of which resides with me in Philadelphia. I like beer a great deal and don't like sitting for too long. I just left my job at a small nonprofit in Philly and I'm doing some traveling before I start school at Temple University in August. Travel with me?
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I really love meeting other people and, mostly, showing off how awesome Philadelphia is. I'm about to have a ton of travel coming up, so I'm looking for someone to show me around their awesome cities and possibly even host me.
Right now I'm spending most of my time volunteering, and trying to find time to write more letters.
Music, Movies, and Books
I really do like most of the things I watch and read. Since Phife died I'm doing a lot of Tribe Called Quest, and I recently ended a long streak of watching only classic movies to do some contemporary sci-fi. My favorite book right now is probably either Last Call or the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
This one time, I saw a capybara. It was my Woodstock.
When I was 13 I stayed a few nights on a ranch in Australia that was the size of Delaware. There was almost no light pollution and I saw how many stars there are meant to be in the sky. Now there's a little voice in the back of my head that, when I look up at the sky, just says, "this sucks."
Teach, Learn, Share
Right now I'm trying to learn German! I think it's a really beautiful language but I am STRUGGLING with some syllables, yo. Duolingo just basically shakes her head at me and is like "come on, Clare. Get your shit together."
I can teach you to make amazing pancakes. Hint: it's mostly just adding more butter. Like, an unreasonable amount of butter. If it's good enough for Julia Childs it's good enough for me.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Do I sound like a cheapskate if I say "conversation?" I'm not working and I'm about to go to school, which, since I'm American, is a very expensive proposition.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand