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Jóli & Chris

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Overview

  • 168 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • art teacher & architecture professor
  • lost my diploma in moving boxes... oops
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

//us : we//

eager
ebullient
eccentric
educated
eeeee!
effervescent
egregious (in the archaic sense)
ehhhh....
eidetic
ejection-seat-esque
eke (!)
elastic
emboldening
enigmatic
*-eous
epicurean
equanimous
erudite
esculent
ethereal
eudaemonic
evolved
EW (this is a real acronym, for you Googlers out there)
extemporaneous
eye-opening
e-z 2 talk 2 ;)

More specifically, I am an art teacher. I live with my husband, an architect and professor, in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. We love yummy food, riding bikes, hitting up local museums, and playing ultimate frisbee. We are both world travelers in the best sense of the word, and we can't wait to meet you!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

to meet vivid, engaged, like-minded (and different-minded) individuals! to host travelers whose top priority is meeting locals and experiencing their cities through their eyes. for this reason, your couchsurfing request will receive an automatic "no" from us if it is a generic, copy-paste message. if you would like us to consider hosting you (and, thus, becoming life-long friends, of course!) please review the list of "e" words in our "about me" section, choose the one that describes you best, and tell us what it is in your couch request! this is our way of filtering out fair-weather surfers and ensuring quality control :)

Interests

SO MANY ! aaaaaaaaaa! We are big into philosophical musings and tend to posit a perspective imbued with a veritable marriage of phenomenology and deconstructionism... ha. We're interested in broadening and deepening our perspective of all things at all times and using said illumination to inform our own evolving take on the nature (and the nurture) of things and non-things. Don't worry... we're also interested in reveling in light-heartedness and humor and are compelled by simplicity and brevity, though these are the least inherent of our natural proclivities...

We love music. in a synesthetic, transcendent way. We adore lazing around and sharing music and music videos as a means of getting to know and connecting with someone new. We are interested in the human condition, the construction of culture, value, truth, and am eternally enmeshed in a beautiful mental/spiritual/emotional struggle of grasping and finding peace in the way things "are." We aren't sure if these are the sorts of things that an ambiguous "Interests" subheading is necessarily meant to encourage... hm.

Music, Movies & Books

Books::::: Italo Calvino, Nabokov, Picasso's poetry, T.S. Eliot, John Irving, artist's biographies creative non-fiction of all kinds, essays on art theory, and children's books (Roald Dahl, Shel Silverstein...)

Movies:::: Songs from the Second Floor, Du Levande, Amelie, Annie Hall, Midnight Cowboy, Synechdoche NY, Fantastic Mr. Fox, L'Auberge Espagnole, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Triplets of Belleville... anything by Wes Anderson, Roy Andersson or Charlie Kaufman. Classic Sesame Street & Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Jóli: Riding my bicycle naked through the streets of Philadelphia!

Chris: Marrying this one.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, South Africa, United States

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