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Jarett Kolbe

Chongqing, Chongqing Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • a job. A boring job. Blah..........
  • Bachelor's degree in European histor...
  • From Clearfield, PA, Amurica.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

inspiration, knowledge, travel, and worldwide kookiness

ABOUT ME

I'm silly, weird, different, and a lot of other adjectives. I'm kind of outspoken at times, and at times it gets me into trouble, but so be it. Tact is for people who haven't mastered sarcasm. I've done stand-up comedy while sober, buzzed, and literally holding myself up with the mike stand. Sober is easier, but drunk is way more fun. I've become a Myspace person and I hate myself for it(quick update...now I'm a Facebook person and that's even more addictive Damn!). I love coffee, books, arguments of any sort, weird bohemian coffee shops and bars, live music, playing live music, meeting insane people who let utter strangers sleep on their couch.

PHILOSOPHY

Unless you're Buddhist, you only get one chance at life. And if you are Buddhist, odds are you're going to come back next time as a dung beetle, veal calf, lab monkey, wild cow, or some other extremely unhappy form of existence. Live it now-you won't get to later.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I amuse people. If I can figure out something better than that, I will.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I couch surfed in Reno while I was in school up there for a little bit. I came home from Vegas to find my apartment trashed, two people I didn't know in my living room, and my roommate overdosed in his bedroom. After taking him to the hospital, dealing with parents, etc., I had no roommate, rent was due, couldn't afford it...blah blah blah. I couch surfed for about a week before I found a new place. It would've been more fun if it wasn't midterm week.

Interests

reading, writing, improvised kung-fu (only while drunk), adventure of any sort, driving random places with utter strangers for no reason at all, guitar, bass guitar, a little bit of drums, writing, living, occasional drunken silliness, and new experiences in general

Music, Movies & Books

Anything by Palaknuik or Tom Robbins, Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O' Rourke, Tim Dorsey, Plutarch, Suetonius, Voltaire, other miscellaneous history, lots and lots of satire, and pretty much anything else. I'll read your cookbooks just to get my fix. As far as movies go, I watch nothing but old seventies pornography on a reel-to-reel player. Seriously. It's just not entertainment without kneesocks and Afros.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have pissed off the London Bridge during spring break, danced a jig in front of the World's Tallest Thermometer, drank a beer in every casino on the Las Vegas Strip in one night, lost my wallet in Tijuana, slept on the beach for four days in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (fun spring break place), driven from San Antonio to Las Vegas nonstop myself with the assistance of about twenty Red Bulls, nearly drowned myself in the Yakima River because I suck at kayaking, shot dynamite in Colorado (is ! a word?), been to every state in the U.S. except Maine, Michigan, and Wisconsin, had a couple of articles nationally published while in college, and actually had my life threatened by a guy after I wrote an article making fun of Kanye West during the Katrina debacle. I still haven't been to Europe though. I have been to a lot of Irish bars, eaten lots of Spanish tapas, and sprayed deodorant at a French guy I know, so I feel like I've already been there. I'm also trying to learn Russian, because the men are interesting, the women are beautiful, and I'm fascinated by the concept of a backward K. Why? No idea.

I went to Maine earlier this year, so now just Michigan & Wisconsin left.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have an pretty broad knowledge of history which I will gladly bore you to death with. So far, the only thing this has gotten me is a lot of top scores on trivia games. However, eventually it will do some good. I'm happy to impart all of the knowledge I wasted time and money in school cramming my cranium with. I'm also a decent cook...mainly a survival skill, since most of my roommates or girlfriends could find a way to burn water. In return, show me something interesting, like your poetry, music, or kung fu. I'm really hoping for kung fu. I want to wander the earth, like David Carradine.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mexico, Thailand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, United States

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