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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Find a new one, eventually
  • BA, Literature
  • From Fullerton, CA, USA
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About Me


I just realized that I'm getting older. It's time to do all of those things I always said I'd do "before I got too old."


I'm pretty simple, actually. I work to live as opposed to live to work, which means that I probably don't work enough but I definitely try to do all of the things I truly enjoy in my free time. I love to read, especially the classics, if for no other reason than to know what all of the hullabaloo is about. There isn't much in this world that I'm not curious about, and in fact I often get sidetracked because I find that one thing of interest leads to another, and another, and before I know it I can barely remember where it was that I started. I love wine, but I am as un-snobbish as they come. I like it because I think it is magical, not because it costs a certain amount or has a specific name attached to it. I also love beer, especially hand-crafted, small production regional beers I've never heard of. My most memorable trips have always seemed to involve some element of wine/beer/culinary touring, and I am always on the lookout for a new surprise. I love to cook. I love to eat. I am always reading between 1 and 3 books at a time. I'd love to meet laid-back, un-stuffy, adventurous people and make some great memories.


Say please, thank you and you're welcome whenever humanly possible (which pretty much covers the whole respect others/kindness begets kindness/karma thing).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have heard about CS for years but never bothered to remind myself to sign UP. Right now I am not in a position to host but when I finish traveling I hope to move to the Bay Area, CA and I can't wait to start hosting!


Total newbie here, planning my first CS visits for the coming month. I am very excited.


Literature, music (rock-ish, mostly), film, theater, wine, beer, cocktails, fine food, un-fine food, camping, awful karaoke, museums, spontaneity.

  • humanities
  • books
  • literature
  • theater
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • cocktails
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • karaoke
  • camping

Music, Movies, and Books


Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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