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Overview

  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Chinese, French, German, Spanish
  • 31, Other
  • Member since 2013
  • Sys Admin (Jacob); GF Cakes (Sarah)
  • BA Business (Jacob); AS Theatre (Sarah); WIP BS Family/Bu...
  • From Garland, TX, USA (Jacob from UT, Sarah from East Coast)
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be amazing. Be helpful.

ABOUT JACOB

Happy to Help! Nice guy who loves to speak Brazilian Portuguese (but makes do with his native American English). Married to Sarah, an amazing woman from the American east-coast. Enthusiastic about life.

I have a sarcastic dry sense of humor, and I love playing with words.

PHILOSOPHY

Honesty, Transparency, and Openness are keys to living today. I want to be kind, helpful, friendly, fun, respectful, tolerant, and supportive of/with others.

I believe there are awesome people in every faith, and I can learn from just about everybody. I'm a mormon ( http://mormon.org/me/1H70 ). Of course I know that couchsurfing is for couchsurfing, not "preaching". I'll answer questions if you ask, but I won't talk religion unless you want to. ;)

ABOUT SARAH
I love theatre, specifically musical theatre. I audition for shows every chance I get! I love to cook and paint and decorate cakes. I like learning about different cultures. I'm from all over, but I like to claim New England as home.

I'm currently a stay at home mom to my beautiful baby boy, Scott. I find it fascinating to watch him grow and learn. Oh the first time he learned how to climb up on the couch freaked me out! It was wonderful but wow! Scott loves to talk and crawl and stand and read/eat books.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I (Jacob) used my move from UT to VA to finally try out CS. Now? I'm looking forward to more. My wife and I love to host people, and we're looking forward to surfing together on our next trip out of town. CS is awesome!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I (Jacob) surfed during my move from UT to VA. I have also CS in Europe when I was there for a tech conference. Experiences were awesome.

We have hosted a few great people. It is great to get to know people from all walks of life. Such fun, interesting, and thought provoking conversation.

Interests

Jacob:
Brazilian Portuguese, reading or listening to books, building websites (Neos for the win!), entrepreneurship and business, thinking (ideas are awesome), space, sci-fi (Stargate & Star Trek), hero movies/shows, helping people, camping, hiking, rock-climbing, enjoying the outdoors, and of course traveling (I wish I had more time for all of these).

Sarah:
Painting, cooking, gymnastics, reading my favorite books, watching my favorite shows/movies.

  • books
  • reading
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • business
  • entrepreneurship
  • religion
  • automation
  • hero movies

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies:
Jaocb: Disney movies, Matrix, Minority Report, Stargate, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, hero movies
Sarah: I would have to reiterate the movies above and add in romantic comedies and period pieces

Music:
Jacob: Classical, Rock, Christian, Pop, and others.
Sarah: Show tunes, Country, Accapella Music, Disney

Books:
Jacob: Sci-Fi, Fiction Fantasy, Thriller (eg Hunger Games), Self-help (7 habits, GTD, etc), Religious (Bible, Book of Mormon, etc)
Sarah: Historical Fiction is my favorite genre. I also love reading cookbooks.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good food and good conversation!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, United States

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