Jay Ruby

Daly City, CA, United States

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  • Teacher/ Actor
  • UCSC, but learned just as much by teaching
  • From Santa Cruz
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About Me


To stay on my path while being generous with others.


I was born to be a father. Haven't planned it well (read "haven't planned at all"), but have two awesome boys, one 17 and one 4.

I'm athletic but also a little nerdy. I work hard, and am pursuing my dream of acting professionally.

My sense of humor runs from whimsical to light sarcasm. I like joking with people.

I grew up camping and roughing it, but recently went to a nice lake house and went jet skiing. That was fun, too!

I have a broad range of experiences, from traveling to meditating, from teaching to working in corporate (Wells Fargo), from teaching martial arts to doing deep tissue massage.


Share love - love is the only gift that is guaranteed to help other people find their true gifts.

Have a sense of humor - especially about yourself!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Started by hosting. Had some great experiences. Currently do not have a spare couch but can meet for coffee (I know the best places in SF).

Planning on using CS for my upcoming trip to Guatemala.


Mostly have couch-surfed with friend or friends of friends. I know that the little things count (keeping it neat, doing the dishes, etc.)


Scuba diving

Music, Movies, and Books

Love Steinbeck. Currently reading Jane Eyre. I'm always shocked at the literature I never read and still got a degree in literature!

Love serious movies with good acting. Cry for any well-made movie about a strong father figure protecting kids or family (Hotel Rwanda, Braveheart, etc). Also love comedies with a slightly twisted sense of humor (Say It Isn't So, Death To Smoochy)

I like rock, classical, alt. rock, anything with good guitar work, anything with poetic lyrics. For dancing I like funk, R&B . . . learned a little forro and like that, too.

I sometimes surprise my self by falling in love with a song from some genre I wouldn't normally listen to. The last song that I did that with was off a New Age music album. This one song touched me to my core. I didn't like the rest of the album and only bought the one song (thanks itunes).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was thirteen I stayed in a small goatherding community on a fjord in Norway. I got to help with everything from herding to bringing hay down off the steep hills on the edge of the water. I still get a warm feeling when I eat Norwegian goat cheese.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach self-defense. I can also teach acting (Method or Meisner).

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