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GRANDVIZIER

Alameda, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 161 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Swedish, Thai
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • computer stuff
  • can't stop learning
  • From somewhere
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

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

I've been described as aloof (and based on the How To instructions http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Aloof, 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

Interests

yes, i am interested

Music, Movies & 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 (the bioluminescent algae)

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

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

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