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ILIKEPOLARBEARS

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 91 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Research, scientific computing
  • College
  • From Manhattan
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live life or die trying

ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Manhattan and have spent most of my life in NYC, so I know this city quite well and will be happy to show you around. I love meeting new people and I really value the friendships I've made with other travelers. I'm always looking for new experiences, interesting people, and life changes. I always try to force myself to do the things that scare me, to get off my ass when I don't feel like it, and keep exploring the world. If you are genuine, kind, and interesting, I want to meet you!

And I also spent a lot of time skydiving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlXCQl_vI7s And skydiving at Burning Man! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkTGbqL5t4o And skydiving in Dubai! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-33HpSezS4

more to come! =]

PHILOSOPHY

If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space. A day not enjoyed and appreciated is a day wasted. I encourage a use less live more lifestyle.

And you're only here once, so you might as well do the right thing.

Use your idle computer to help crunch numbers for cancer and AIDS research.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I generally host international travelers. I also bring people that want to skydive for the first time with me on the weekends. If you feel like it, join the NYC Skydive Group.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

People I have hosted: Heather - Annapolis, United States - 3 Days Tricia - Montreal, Canada - 4 Days Arunrat - Thailand - 3 Days Manue - Franche-Comté, France - 2 Days Kristin - Bavaria, Germany - 1 Day Björn - Zurich, Switzerland - 7 Days Agnes - Poland - 4 Days Anna - Catalonia, Spain - 4 Days Anja - Saxony, Germany - 3 Days Jeff - Kaohsiung, Taiwan - 3 Days Jacqueline - Sweden - 2 Days Aino - Tampere, Finland - 1 Day Luzie - Dresden, Germany - 1 Day Chin - Melaka, Malaysia - 5 Days Aleksandra - Novosibirsk, Russia - 4 Days Chris - London, England - 4 Days Sebastian - Oranjestad, Aurba - 4 Days Renate - Vienna, Austria - 10 Days JoDee - California, United States - 3 Days Karina - Recife, Brazil - 2 Days Kris - Brasschaat, Belgium - 5 Days Chad - United States - 16 Days Jane + Sarah + Linda - Cologne, Germany - 17 Days Rob and Dodie - 15 Days Jemi - Lappeenranta, Finland - 3 Days Curt - Minnesota, United States - 2 Days Yi - Kyoto, Japan - 3 Days Hoang-Chau - Texas, United States - 5 Days Dan - London, England - 1 Day Katy - Iowa, United States - 2 Days Tanguy + Guilhem - Rennes, France - 2 Days Chris - Warsaw, Poland - 1 Day Matti - Tampere, Finland - 4 Days Joli - Pennsylvania, United States - 3 Days Mario - Tallinn, Estonia - 4 Days Jakob + Tilde - Copenhagen, Denmark - 3 Days David - Miranda de Erbo, Spain - 4 Days Erga - Israel - 24 Days Stinne og Ulrik - Copenhagen, Denmark - 4 Days Rafael - Vitoria, Brazil - 1 Day Ashlee - Canberra, Australia - 7 Days Eva + Tina - Ljubljana, Slovenia - 8 Days Temujin - Sydney, Australia - 5 Days Rossie - Shanghai, China - 4 Days Natalia - Tashkent, Uzbekistan - 3 Days Philip - Marburg, Germany - 7 Days Leanne - Vancouver, Canada - 3 Days Uldis - Riga, Latvia - 4 Days Alex - California, United States - 2 Days Nic - Durban, South Africa - 32 Days Ed - Vancouver, Canada - 3 Days Violaine - Venissieux, France - 3 Days Jelle - Evere, Belgium - 1 Day Lelde - Riga, Latvia - 8 Days Heleri + Katrin- Tartu, Estonia - 4 Days Yoon - Busan, South Korea - 8 Days Manuela + Francesca - Tarcento, Italy - 3 Days Giuseppe - Potenza, Italy - 5 Days Ellen + Matthias - Bregenz, Austria - 2 Days Mladen + Nevena + Toni + Mario - Zagreb, Croatia - 5 Days Adam - Durban, South Africa - 4 Days Meziana + John - Marrakech, Morocco - 5 Days Antonella + Valentina - Rome, Italy - 6 Days Christian - Melbourne, Australia - 1 Day Christof - Bavaria, Germany - 2 Days Alana + Martin - Brno, Czech Republic - 4 Days Hans - Michigan, United States - 2 Days Denise - Singapore - 8 Days Eric - Guadalajara, Mexico - 7 Days Kris - Hong Kong, China - 4 Days Laura - Oregon, United States - 4 Days Heikki - Helsinki, Finland - 4 Days Anne Marthe - Oslo, Norway - 4 Days Daniel - Bratislava, Slovakia - 4 Days Sangmin - Seongnam, South Korea - 3 Days

Interests

Really interesting things...

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Keny Arkana, MGMT, Plushgun, NOFX, Ravens and Chimes, Regina Spektor

Books: The stranger, a brief history of time, a life in science, god created the integers, why I am so wise, prosperity and violence, The republic, a little flesh, a little breath, and a reason to rule all that is myself, existentialism is a humanism, on bullshit, programming the universe, the nemesis affair, society and it's discontents, god is not great, conversations on consciousness, three cups of tea, eat pray love, the places in between, a long way gone

Movies: The Fall, Idiocracy.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- The jellyfish incident in Hawaii - The bird incident in Iceland - Played goalie for an NHL practice - Had a near miss with plane skydiving - Lost $2000 playing roulette in Las Vegas - [edit] Lost $2500 in vegas again (fuck!) - Holi in Bombay - Songkran in Bangkok

Teach, Learn, Share

- Germans love David Hasselhoff (This is where it began http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxAd2sHtMf0) - Sandwiches apparently don't exist in Estonia - The secret ingredient to tacos in Mexico is a lack of hygiene - People in Iceland eat some pretty horrible food. Hakarl, for example, is rotten and pissed on shark.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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