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Finding fun in the mundane...the fundane
Witty banter and easily bored
I am currently adapting my life to Einstein's quote: "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving"...but he was way better at it then I am
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Staying active, trail runs, volunteering, movies, good reads
Music, Movies, and Books
Authors I enjoy: Toni Morrison, Matt Taibbi, Franz Kafka, Anton Chekhov, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, William Blake, Thoreau, Nate Silver, Edgar Allen Poe, V.S. Naipaul, F.S. Fitzgerald, Nietzsche, Joseph Conrad, Albert Einstein, Billy Collins.
Movies: Snatch, Amelie, Paris Je T'aime, Les Poupees Russes, New York I Love You, District 9, Elysium, Ocean's Eleven, Another Earth, Drive, Headhunters, Don Jon, Predator, Samsara, 007, The Slammin Salmon, The Tree of Life, Valhalla Rising, Elegy, Rush Hour 2, Bad Boys 2, so many more
Music: Too much to name
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Lived in Spain for 6 months and traveled around to a few other countries (France, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, "Catalonia").
I've been stranded in both the Canary Islands and Brussels.
More importantly, I've lived in Lubbock, TX for 7 years without developing any psychosis, so that's amazing in its own right.
Teach, Learn, Share
I've actually taught two different classes at the university level (organic chemistry and biology) so I enjoy exchanging academic knowledge and cultural knowledge as well. I'm a huge music geek, in that I love nearly all genres and have an extensive personal collection. In addition, I love to stay up-to-date with world news, pop culture and the evolving human narrative in general. While in Spain I became well versed in the Spanish language but my lack of practice has caused lapses and I'm no longer as confident in my spanish abilities, so I would love to practice Spanish more, or any language for that matter.
What I Can Share with Hosts
A place to stay, laughs, and conversation
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
Spain, United States