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  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • computer stuff
  • can't stop learning
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About Me

I'm from everywhere; a citizen of the world.

I've been described as aloof (and based on the How To instructions, I'd say its an apt description). Other characteristics that define me are my perpetual smile, ability to do the unexpected, and knack for story-telling. As much as I enjoy being social and meeting new people, I equally prefer to sit in the corner and watch the world go by.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

in addition to actively living the CouchSurfing life, I'm also a former member of the CS Tech Team


yes, i am interested

  • dogs
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains
  • craft beer
  • wild camping

Music, Movies, and Books

music: just about everything (with a strong preference towards mellow rock/electronic) a few of the bands that really move my soul: Built To Spill, Pink Floyd, Ok Go, Mew, Blonde Redhead, Jimi Hendrix, Jurassic 5, Air, Sigur Ros, Mars Volta, Amadou & Mariam, Cat Power, the Knife, Yeah Yeah Yeahs...

movies: there once was a point where I thought there was no such thing as a bad movie (now I just keep my expectations low) - I'll list 3 of my favorite writer/directors in no particular order: Charlie Kaufman, Stanley Kubrick, the Coen Brothers, and Wes Anderson (oh, that was 4);

books: humurous fiction (ie Tom Robbins, Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde, Christopher Moore, etc) and non-fiction sci-fi (Ray Kurzweil, Joel Garreau, ...)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

...everyday in this world is an amazing thing.... some of the things I'm most proud of doing: dog sledding, seeing the Aurora Borealis, hanging from hooks, learning to ride a motorcycle, skiing/hiking some beautiful mountains, hitch-hiking (always an amazing experience), driving a Formula 1 racecar, playing in the night ocean with dinoflagellates (bioluminescent algae), thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
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  • Thailand e47d31f251532ad2ac67d54bbb01f8902d9066a477a37393579455efbbe1ebef
    Thailand Collective
  • Alaska 80dd7c85fd20cb7b2132bf9e5e40ef3be31e6c7eb60add0eb45a70de1e66ad78
    Alaska Collective

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