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Overview

  • 17 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 35, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Design Director
  • BFA in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts
  • From Anchorage, AK
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

fun and responsibility

ABOUT ME

I pretty classically sold my stuff and left the United States for a while to wander around meeting new people and see different ways of living. Left home August 15th and then left the United States September 19th. I might be gone for a couple months or a year or forever. It's super open-ended. Money-making-wise, I am a graphic design and UX designer.

some other random stuff:
tinyxl.tumblr.com
flickr.com/tinyxl
tinyxl.com

PHILOSOPHY

I'm not sure about a philosophy, but I have a story:

In the 1970s, my grandpa lived in Alaska, hosting people from all over the world. He’s been hosting couchsurfers since way before couchsurfing.org. It’s something wonderful to help a traveler, someone who is interested in experiencing other ways of life. In the early 1980s, he decided to move back to the Lower 48.

My grandpa built himself a home in the mountains of northern Idaho. He had several acres of property, and on it, he built a small shelter for any traveler who might need a place to sleep. It was very small, but had a bed and some supplies along with a note to travelers welcoming them to use the shelter.

No matter what situation he was in, he would find some way to provide for others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

dollars and airbeds.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

mostly hosted, so far, in Nebraska. It's common for people on road trips to come through here, so everyone that's come through has a cool story to tell. Now that I am traveling, I have been super fortunate to be hosted by a couple awesome people!

Interests

cooking, baking, camping, hiking, swimming, growing things from seeds and then eating those things, screenprinting, "art", graphic design, dancing to french electro, boat riding

  • arts
  • design
  • graphic design
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • baking
  • walking
  • boating
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • swimming
  • road trips
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I've probably watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade a million times. Back to the Future too. whhyy? I like North by Northwest, Bartleby, Dogville, Office Space, City of God, 12 Monkeys etccc. Peep Show, Extras, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Talking Heads, Weezer, Blur, the police, Justice, Air, Pulp, Bukka White, Edan, The Beatles, Daft Punk, Blondie, Cibo Matto, Deichkind, 80s hip hop, italo disco, The Hardliner, Paul Simon, Simian. etc etc etc

and uh...I read the internet.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i almost slipped on the ice in the parking lot, but then i caught myself. so, i'm fine.

also, we were walking along the beach north of LA one night and saw the waves glowing super bright blue. algae-style. then I almost tripped over a dead seal.

Teach, Learn, Share

hmm...I'm pretty at good cooking, some baking. banana bread and bran muffins. and salad. yeah. pretty good at making salad. I could teach how to screenprint.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Fiji, France, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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