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To start life over again in the US
I've just moved back from Barcelona, where I had the great experience to teach English for the past year. Now I'm in beautiful New Orleans once again, where my soul is second lining triumphantly through these vibrant streets.
I am a person who really likes to learn. If i could be a professional student I would, however, it seems money tends to go out more than it comes in that profession. I love museums, art galleries, live jazz, and going out at night. My hobbies include writing, reading, making short films, watching movies, biking, and looking for new music. I really like learning foreign languages and I am constantly trying to learn and explore different cultures in search of a better understanding of the world. I'd really like to explore both east and west Europe. I am also extremely fascinated with Eastern Culture. I'd really like to tour China and Japan.
I don't like spending most of the day time inside and I suppose I don't like staying inside at night either. I like to constantly be doing something because I know there is always something that can be done at any time. As far as going out at night, I like to go to places where I can dance like discotecas or clubs, but usually I'll start off at a bar or two before doing so. I really like to meet people and feel involved with the places I live at. I want to feel rooted with the people who live around me. I am looking to be involved is some club or activity and I'd love to get to know my local music and art scene.
Some of my favorite websites are Netflix.com, TED.com and NPR.org
**QUICK NOTE** If you're coming to visit New Orleans, I thought that this would be a nice little list of Do's and Do not's to show you: http://www.concierge.com/ideas/hotspots/tours/501343
This should give you a good start on getting more out of you visit.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Everything is funny, you just have to find the humor in it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am constantly on the forums for information and meet-ups!
I've used Couchsurfing for language exchanges and meeting up with others at couchsurfing events when something is going on around town
Biking, writing, learning foreign languages, Reading, Making short films, theater, meeting new people, documentaries, going to art galleries, jazz, electronica, indie music, learning something new, philosophy, traveling, stand up comedy, dancing at clubs, and talking...alot
- language exchange
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: I read alot of non fiction for the past few years but I'm trying to go back to my roots in fiction. Anyway here are just a few I enjoy.
A Confederacy of Dunces, A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron, The Origin of Mankind, Night, The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Tao, Stiff, Persepolis, Don Juan Tenorio
Movies: I usually like foreign films, documentaries, and indie flicks. But here are just a few to name that I like
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Fargo, A League of Their Own, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless of Mind, Amelie, L'Auberge Espagnol, Forrest Gump, Battle Royale, Pulp Fiction, The Science of Sleep, Milk, Dark Days, Jesus Camp, Bigger Stronger Faster, The Emperor's New Groove, American Beauty, Requiem For A Dream, El Crimen Perfecto, Planet Earth, The Green Mile, Hor de Pris
Music: I have a wide variety that I listen to ranging from jazz and classical to indie and electronica
Ravi Shankar, Digable Planets, Jamiroquoi, Guru, Ella Fitzgerald, Regina Spektor, Daft Punk, Louis Armstrong, Sun Ra, Crystal Castles, Every Time I Die, Boys Noize, Benny Benassi, Aphex Twin, Amy Winehouse, Matt and Kim, Nellie Mckay, Santogold, Miles Davis, Matisyahu, Jimi Hendrix, Yelle, Yann Tiersen, The Pinker Tones, Catch 22, Reel Big Fish, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, Ferry Corsten, Joshua Redman, Sleigh Bells
TV: Arrested Development, The Sarah Silverman Program, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under, Dexter, True Blood (guilty pleasure), Treme, Entourage, American Dad, South Park, Futurama
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've run with the bulls in Pamplona and I travel around working on movie sets. That stuff is really fun! I've lived in Spain three times and Rome and India for a month. I mean there are lots of cool stuff that I have done, but I'm also sure you all have done amazing things! Let's chat and discuss these things over coffee! I love to tell stories and, likewise, I love to hear them.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can help people with learning Spanish and English. If someone could help me learn an instrument, that would great.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Spain, United States