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To travel North Africa and the Middle East on nothing else but the bare couches of generous couchsurfers.
I enjoy football (both varieties), rugby, smart people, reading, chemistry, good conversationalists, physics, beer, cheese, red meat, wine and wine tasting, books on war, books on strategy, books on history, and books on science.
I recently started training to become an professional lightweight strongman. I love the way that it helps keep me in shape, I love the stuff I get to eat while training for it, and I simply love being able to lift heavy objects.
I like cooking, especially anything that involves meat. I indulge in the fattiest and heartiest meats financially possible. We were put on this earth to live.
I have a great new job that lets me indulge in one of my hobbies - human social dynamics. Message me and I'll tell you all about it.
One great thing I've discovered is that there are no boring people in the world. Someone may appear boring because I hadn't yet discovered anything unique about him or her. And yet, when I do something to help that person reveal their uniqueness, suddenly a whole new world opens up to me.
Everyone carries a marvelous unexplored universe inside. I like to think of myself as an explorer, a discoverer of secret, mysterious, fascinating worlds. I'm the inner world adventurer, a kind of spiritual Indiana Jones.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am offering my exquisite, sectional, pull-out sofa to this community for all of its sleep-related needs and more.
Just find a good reason to visit me in Urbana, IL...
None yet. Hope to fix that in May when I visit Reykjavik, Athens, Alexandria, Cairo, Sharm al Sheikh, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beirut, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Doha, and Manama. Phew.
See about me.
- wine tasting
- adventure races
Music, Movies, and Books
Cream, Pink Floyd, Derek and the Dominos, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Who, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top.
And then Nine Inch Nails, Thievery Corporation, Jamiroquai, Ministry of Sound, BT, Timo Maas, Muse, Roisin Murphy, Moloko, Portishead, Manu Chao, Massive Attack, and definitely Sade.
Movies: No Country for Old Men, The Fountain, Hot Fuzz, anything by David Lynch (except Inland Empire).
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot who Changed the Art of War, Intellectuals, Knowledge and Decisions, The 33 Strategies of War, the 48 Laws of Power, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, The Alchemist, Elements of Quantum Mechanics (this book taught me everything I know about quantum at a depth I thought impossible), Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, scientific journals that I read to stay well read.
Teach, Learn, Share
I know a lot about history, warfare, strategy, powerlifting, strength athletics, and Islam in particular.
I am a veritable expert on physics, chemistry, and most of biology, as I am working on a Ph.D. in chemical/biological physics.