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Hello, I love the CS ethos and have met so many wonderful people through it. I like geeky things like politics, science, psychadelics, and health. I like to discover what makes a certain place charming when I'm traveling. I find that its usually a combo of the people, history, and geography. Like a lot of people I really likd good food and adventures and will try almost anything unless there's a high probability (greater than 20%) of loss of life or limb. I also find that dog owners tend to be great hosts, as more often than not they understand that life isn't all neat and tidy or maybe that's what I aspire to, and also I have a dog. I also really enjoy meeting and chating and learning with new people. I like to host people who are willing to have a good conversation at the least and who can take care of themselves. All people of all ethnicity, religious beliefs and sexuality welcome, gay, straight, atheist whatever, just be kind, decent, and true to your word.
Truly to live and let live and to treat others as I would have them treat me.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Its my own tradition to cook a meal for guests or take my host's out for a meal if it works out. I have a couch/futon on Treasure Island in San Francisco. I also like to surf other people's couch as well as attending the CS events.
June 17th 2015
Went to the Couchsurfing HQ for the annual Couchsurfing Day party event! Much fun. Got my face painted and did some face painting for the first time ever. Lots of fun and lively people. Very grateful to the CSing crew for hosting that event.
I'm supposed to be doing my EOM report but am instead reading through all the great comments people have left and taking a trip down memory lane. We've had quite a few guests stay at our home over the last 6 months and I miss each one of them as I read through the comments. Couchsurfing.org is really a beautiful platform for introducing people at their finest. Travel has the 'magical' propensity for exposing people to each other in the best light as well as exposing them to challenges and opportunities that would never have happened otherwise. I'm grateful for all the experiences and people I've had with CS and will continue to aspire to being truly humbly hospitable.
Just went to a Couchsurfing Party and met John one of of the SF ambassadors. He was a friendly guy who really does a great job at getting these things together and I appreciate all the work he did! Also took a CA home with us and he turned out to be a very decent and fun guy!
Just hosted two good guys from Montreal! Learned that 19 year olds can be just as polite as 'more mature' people and very cool. I now must visit that city as it seems like the SF of Canada.
Now my girlfriend wants her own CS site so she made one and we had a great couple from Israel visit us. We took them to a winery in Sonoma and showed them around the city. We learned a little about Israel and also how to play Yanev!
So I've now had 2 couchsurfers! It was fun and I got the chance to return some of the great times I had. That was really cool. San Francisco is about to go through some of the best months of the year, I'm so excited!
So we've been traveling all across the U.S. for the last 5 months and are really looking forward to getting back home to our dogs and a regular routine for a little while. We've stayed at some wonderful homes. We've met the most awesome people. We've encountered nothing but positivity and have had a rare chance to see some back country and citywide living from the local perspective. Most importantly we've met people that are unbelievably wonderful, fun, generous, and easygoing.
Dogs! Cooking! Meeting new people. Politics. Adventures. Reading, usually current event non fiction and history/biographies, but also the occasional sci fi.
Music, Movies, and Books
I like Sci-Fi short stories, the Omnivore's Dilemma, cook books, entrepreneurial info, the latest news and politics and science, www.sciencedaily.com, and on and on...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
More recently Burning Man! It was the most fun amazing thing of my adult life!
India, back country Florida, The NAVY, and my migration through the beautiful state of California (moving ever north it seems thus far).
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to share my experience with cooking and raising dogs. I've noticed that being a perfectionist is not possible because life makes that a ridiculous concept. Dogs shed light on this, so does cooking. Sharing and experiencing good experiences, as well as sad or vulnerable ones really is one way to live on in someone's memory's.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mexico, North Korea, Peru, Singapore, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In