Eli Catalan

Austin, TX, United States

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  • for money i make pretty pictures on the computer. for cre...
  • private elementary and high school. public university sys...
  • From new york city
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About Me


step out of my body and see the world from a completely different perspective


im looking for a new hobby, but until i can find one, ive fallen back on an old one: travel. im always open to new faces, and i have accepted the kindness of strangers on many a journey


i'll sleep when im dead

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


these days im in sweden, and have been trying to find couches to surf in italy and slovenia, tho i will say, it hasnt been easy, little or no response. I wonder if it has anything to do with my age, who the hell wants to put up some 48 year old guy who is always last minute. austins cs community is far more rockin than anything ive seen elsewhere. and many of my dearest friends come from cs events.


in the states, ive been to chicago and santa fe, crashing at pads of people who were open like i am. ant think of a better way to get to know a town, and want to return. although im from nyc, i no longer have a place to stay there, so ive hit up the nyc couches too. overseas, ive surfed reykjavic iceland, oslo and stavanger norway and copenhagen denmark too. my hosts have been great and id love to stay close friends with every one of them.


dogs are cool. so are hot springs. i love watching people do the lindy hop. coming from nyc where theres pretty darn good pie every couple of blocks, i am something of a pizza snob.

Music, Movies, and Books

have had zero time for movies or books in a while, but now that my life is slowing down, we will see. ive only spent a little time looking at weird stuff on youtube. that might become an obsession.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

id say that following a brass band, dancing around a city block in new orleans, while hundreds of people rushed down from their apartments in pjs and curlers in their hair was a high note. there are others...

Teach, Learn, Share

ive got practical house renovating experience. its not a fun conversation for others to be around, but if you want to talk DIY, im your man

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