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To find and follow the magic...
I used to have an essay here, but my mood at the moment is for brevity - best to get to know people in person anyway! So, in brief, I'm into/love/wanna know more about/am inspired by:
design - teaspoons, trains, wristwatches, ticketing systems, public policy, software, everything....!
Linguistics and singing
ridiculousness and irreverence
and of course a million other little things :)
nobody is more worthy than anyone else.
get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've hosted a few times in Melbourne and Budapest, and surfed a heap in Europe in 2009/10. Hoping to get a bit more active again in 2013.
I have made some amazing friends thanks to the CS network in France, Sweden, the UK, Hungary, and at home in Oz!
- public policy
Music, Movies, and Books
I've liked lots of books, music, movies, but I can't name them all.
Probably the best films I've seen are Dancer in the Dark and Boys Don't Cry.
On books, I really enjoy Nicholson Baker's works, and I really connected with Papillon while I travelled through France in 2009.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went to NY in Dec 2001 after the WTC attacks, where I volunteered at ground zero over 2 nights. I also witnessed Scotland's John Higgins score a maximum at the LG Snooker Cup in 2003, but I gather this wouldn't register as amazing for many people :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a handy snooker player and reasonably advanced French speaker. And i'm a compassionate listener. I'm also a trained teacher of English as a foreign language.
I'd love some tips on:
playing musical instruments
any kind of language/linguistics
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Hungary, Sweden, United Kingdom