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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Copywriter
  • BA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside
  • From Santa Monica, CA
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me




Hmm. I was born in Norwalk, CT. but have lived in southern California / LA since I was four. I have an Italian Greyhound named Max. Things I like to do are: Cooking, eating good food, reading, watching sci-fi, running, swimming, watching Jeopardy. I speak Spanish well enough to have gotten out of semi-sketchy situations with very sketchy Tijuana policeman. I'm clean, will cook/wash dishes and don't snore. Partying is fine, not partying is fine. Drinking/smoking is fine. Museums/guided tours are fine.


Earth is great! I want to see more of it. I want to make sure more of it stays in tact. Also, take care of friends and family.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Never done it through a social networking site, but have had countless friends / friends of friends take over my living room, as well as crashed on countless couches myself, so I'm well acquainted with the de facto rules of respecting property and not being an a-hole.


Movies (good or bad, I'll watch anything--excluding Vin Diesel), books (same criteria), food, good beer, exercise, keeping the environment from imploding, not having George Bush (or his pals) in the White House next year.

  • books
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • exercise
  • running
  • partying
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • water polo
  • swimming
  • tours

Music, Movies, and Books

The Shining, Star Wars (original), The Secret of NIMH, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Vanilla Sky, Ghostbusters, No Country for Old Men, Barton Fink, Persepolis, Little Shop of Horrors, Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien, El Orfanato, Science of Sleep, Evil Dead.

Joanna Newsom, Ibrahim Ferrer, Tupac, The Beatles, Cadence Weapon, Murder By Death, Girltalk, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, The Shins, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Cursive, The Urinals.

Waiting for the Barbarians, anything Steven King (bad or good), The Road, The Metamorphosis, The House of the Spirits, Where the Red Fern Grows (3rd grade, but amazing), House with a Clock in its Walls (same), Lord of the Rings, The Mysterious Stranger, Bonfire of the Vanities, The Corrections

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Iron Chef Morimoto made me dinner once.

Rescued friend from Mexican jail (amazing in retrospect, not at the time).

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to:

-Count to 100 in spanish
-Use a netty pot
-Go on and come off the master cleanse
-Make fried chicken
-Write ad copy
-Chop an onion
-Drive stickshift
-Play water polo

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