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To be honest, happy and healthy. Forever.
I have been into CouchSurfing for a while, and hosted travelers in my place in Iowa City, then on my little houseboat in Sausalito, then when I lived in Taiwan, then in Corvallis, Oregon. I'm heading out to travel for a few months around Asia, and I'm not sure where I'm headed after that.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'll be happy to share my space and resources with you. Just don't be creepy.
I've surfed on a few couches so far, and really had fantastic experiences. I've hosted a few as well, and had a really great time with those surfers as well.
playing sports: basketball, Soccer, table tennis; traveling, reading, walking, food/cooking, doing crosswords, people watching, eating things, playing word games, reading the newspaper
- bike polo
- table tennis
- crossword puzzles
- water management
Music, Movies, and Books
Books, movies, music. It's all good.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
A few years back I saw a squirrel and a robin locked in mortal combat. This occurred outside of a family pizza shack in Door County, Wisconsin, whilst on a camping trip with my parents. We had a booth by the window, and the action was taking place in a bush located about 15 feet away. What precipitated the encounter will always remain a mystery, but it must have been something really, really important. (Was it dishes-related?) The animals fought pretty hard for about a minute, rolling around on the ground and clawing at each other. The robin seemed to be holding her own against the squirrel as they rolled underneath a shrubby yew. For about thirty seconds we saw nothing. Then the robin limped out, alone. She stood there, in front of us, seeming a bit dazed. . Then--with the quickness of a squirrel--the squirrel pounced out from under the yew onto the robin's back and dragged her into the bushes.
Then it was quiet.
We went out to get a closer look, and saw the robin dead on the ground.
A note on the above story: I really like animals, and I include this because it is so very rare to see two such friendly creatures so angry at each other.
Teach, Learn, Share
In person this is easier, no?
What I Can Share with Hosts
I love to cook and would be happy, if the conditions are right, to cook some food with/for you. I've been a bunch
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Taiwan, United States