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Enjoy life in SF.
Most of the descriptions in this profile apply to Danny, but Kalie is cool, too, I promise. I find that I can enjoy myself almost anywhere I go. I try to keep a low profile in life, if that makes sense. We both love the outdoors, but also the city if it has been made right. If you have a nice puppy or kitty, you might have a hard time getting our attention away from it.
Acceptance, openness, weirdness.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting in SF when we are there, and surfing when we are not. I also hope to get into creating my own CS events.
Met some amazing people from around the world, as a host and as a guest. When couchsurfing is done right, used as a means of exchange of minds and friendship, it's beautiful to see.
Outdoors/Nature, Photography, bread baking, hiking, bird watching, WWOOFing, Tennis, Volleyball, track bikes, cooking and eating good food, being open to adding many other interests.
Music, Movies, and Books
Almost all of it!
Tom Waits, Nick Drake, The Grassy Knoll, Aphex Twin, Elbow, The Aquabats, Iron and Wine, The The, Alexi Murdoch, Sigur Ros, Morphine, Gang of Four, Johann Johannsson, U2, Jose Gonzalez, Ken Andrews, Failure, My Morning Jacket, William Orbit, Oingo Boingo, Silversun Pickups, Tom Vek, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Do Make Say Think, Send For Help, Cat Stevens, Grizzly Bear, Foo Fighters, The Afghan Whigs, Coldplay, Elliot Smith, The Strokes, Radiohead, Yacht, Lykke Li, Margot & The Nuclear So And So's, The Swell Season, John Coltrane, Beck, Kings of Convenience, Paul Oakenfold, Leftfield, TSOL, 7 Seconds, Agent Orange, Elvis Costello, Midnight Movies, Richard Thompson, Sufjan Stevens, Sun Kil Moon, Dave Gahan, Arctic Monkeys, Beirut, Ulver, Blonde Redhead, Cannonball Adderley, The Beatles, The Doors, Jeff Buckley, Grinderman, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Year of the Rabbit, Rachael Yamagata, Portishead, Pixies, Autolux, Massive Attack, Los Lobos, The Czars, Lemongrass, Richard Buckner, The Futureheads, Prodigy, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Nina Simone, Boards of Canada, Death Cab for Cutie, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Pearl Jam, T Bone Burnett, and on and on.
KCRW radio in L.A. is great for finding all kinds of music.
Small sampling of books/authors I can think of at the moment:
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Beard on Bread by James Beard
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Jack Kerouac, J.R.R. Tolkien, Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Tom Robbins, Nick Cave
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Deserts of Southwestern United States. Canyonlands National Park. I like the isolation in the desert (if you can get away from the crowds of the parks).
Teach, Learn, Share
A tip for baking great bread: buy some unglazed tile at a hardware store, and have them cut it so that you can line the entire shelf of your oven. This combined with spraying a bunch of water on the sides of the oven a couple times within the first couple minutes of baking, will create a great crust on your bread. You could just use a pizza stone instead. I like the extra room lining the shelf creates for making long baguettes, or two loaves at once.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In