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To pet a cat in as many countries as possible, to eat delicious food in beautiful palces
Sometimes, my friends say I'm the "air traffic controller". I'm pretty calm, even in stressful situations.
Be nice to people! The world is simultaneously filled with lots of beautiful and nice and amazing things and people and also with really horrible things. I try to notice and appreciate the good things, even if they are really small.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I'm a new to CS. I heard about it from a friend, who has had nothing but good experiences. I think it sound like a really great way to travel and see a different side of the world.
Eating, traveling, eating while traveling, cooking, bike riding, learning new things, reading, friends, cool people, cats, tea, sunshine, clouds, snow, clean sheets, mashed potatoes, nature, good hugs, bus rides, fires, karaoke, good documentaries on Netflix Instant View, fairy lights, baking cookies.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies- Amelie, Pan's Labyrinth, Blue Valentine, Lars and the Real Girl, Up, Midnight in Paris, The King's Speech, Volver, Spirited Away, Love Actually, The Children of Men, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Music- Joni Mitchell, the XX, Alexi Murdoch, Azure Ray, The Beach Boys, Macklemore, Ben Folds, The Blow, Bon Iver, Damien Rice, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Daughter, The Decemberists, Julieta Venegas, Leonard Cohen, Fleet Foxes, Imogen Heap, Iron and Wine, Kate Nash, Lily Allen, La Roux, Marina and the Diamonds, Massive Attack, Mates of State, Mika, the Mountain Goats, the National, Nellie McKay, Paul Simon, the Beatles, Regina Spektor, movies scores and classical.
Books- Harry Potter (a childhood classic), Toni Morrison, Never Let Me Go, The Road, Neil Gaiman, The Hobbit, Sherman Alexie, Persepolis, 1984, Crime and Punishment, The Fault in Our Stars, Octavia Butler, Roald Dahl.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I was sitting on the biggest pyramid of the remnants of an Aztec city in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The ruins are in the middle of the city- surrounded by apartments, corner stores, and even an Office Depot. I was sitting on the pyramid, looking out at the mountains, when a Monarch butterfly flew past. I looked down and saw a green gecko crawling on the stones, and a little brown bird perched on the stairs. I've never felt so overwhelmed by nature. It was so beautiful I cried. Really. also, when I was in high school, I met J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) and gave her a high five. It was awesome
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