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Chris Willard

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Media relations in the TV industry
  • BA in Communication
  • From Marlow, OK
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To take over the world.

ABOUT ME

I grew up taking very few family vacations, and always only to places where we could drive within a day or two. So now that I'm finally established in New York with a full-time job, I'm excited to have the money to start traveling more on my own.

Generally - I consider myself to be extremely laid back and easy to get along with. Where others see problems, I just see little bumps in the road, a philosophy that has done me very well so far in life.

I don't know what else. I'm really bad at these things. Just ask me or something.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

My initial participation in CouchSurfing was through a previous roommate, who mentioned she was planning on hosting a couple of surfers. I had no idea what she was talking about. Through her, I ended up meeting travelers from France, England, Denmark, and Canada, as well as Serbia and Germany (through another friend who has since started surfing). I've hosted a few people on my own now and have had an amazing time with all of them.

Interests

I'm a rabid consumer of quality television (and the occasional piece of fluffy junk TV). I enjoy challenging my mind and body with a regular yoga class and a good run.

I love cooking and trying out new recipes, though I'm still not super confident in my abilities to improvise and try new things in the kitchen. I love dining out and experiencing local food, and hunting down the best eats is also one of my favorite aspects of traveling.

I love New York summers--with the outdoor drinking and dining and rooftop parties--and New York autumns--when it's just cool enough for a light jacket and scarf. However, I hate the 2-3 weeks in between the two seasons, when it's unbearably hot and steamy.

Music, Movies & Books

As I said, I'm a rabid TV fan. Faves include: Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Lost, Veronica Mars, The Office (US & UK), Twin Peaks, True Blood, Modern Family, Glee, Brothers & Sisters, Friday Night Lights, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, The L Word, Weeds, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, Big Love, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Everwood, Extras, Firefly

Fave movies:
The Nightmare Before Christmas, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Shaun of the Dead, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Henry Fool, and films by Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Tim Burton, among others.

Fave books & authors:
Lullaby, The Chronicles of Narnia, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Running With Scissors, His Dark Materials, Harry Potter, Anything Woolf, Steinbeck, Salinger or Sedaris, most things Vonnegut and Palahniuk, as well as books by John Wray, Johnathan Lethem, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In 2010 - I went to Spain and spoke Spanish well enough to get my friend and me out of a lío or two. Later in the year I walked along the Great Wall and then overcame some serious jetlag for the first time. Oh, and I learned how to make a RIDICULOUS pecan pie.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, China, France, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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