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To weasel my way into being an extra on Game of Thrones while in Ireland!!
Hmmm about me..... I love photography and I believe a picture is worth a thousand words.. so check out my photo gallery, it's worth at least 150,000 words I'd say!
BURNING MAN 2013 - Done!
NJ and northeast, fall 2013 - Done!
Dublin, St. Patty's Day 2014 - probably canceling this.. - canceled..
Australia and New Zealand- Spring 2014 - Done!
Northeast US 2014- Done!
Move to Seattle- Done!
Burning Man 2014 - DONE!
Eastern Caribbean September 2014 (sorry Jon, not done..)
Ok, new plan...hike the entire state of Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail, summer 2015. If you have done this, email me right now :)
"jealousy is suffering, misery is greed" -tupac (ok, that's not the real quote, but I thought it was for about 10 years so maybe it's my quote? Either way I like it!)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I instigate fun. I seem to be more in the background in the last year here, answering questions and giving advice pretty regularly but not hosting as my housing has been.....sporadic....for the last year. So apologies that I can't host now or recently, but if you have questions, let 'em rip!
I have watched CS grow from less than 600 members to 6,000,000 and counting!! have stayed with about 50 different hosts and hosted many times here in the past... an amazing way of travel.. always good times!
Festivals! Partial to those with fire and drums and unnatural lighting.. Good friends, realized talent, photography, Asian philosophy, impromptu dance floors, love kids- would like to work with children all over the world at some point (in a very not-cheesy kinda way). GOOD parties- not constant parties, the Mass games..... other countries, systems (all kinds).. POI and various other circus arts. I love good food, cheap wine, stinky cheese, the physics of fire, laughing, pillows, bags, dreams, repetition and rhythym, love, psychology, patterns (all kinds), art, quark names, plants, math, sleeping, camping, kayaking, family, light/reflections/refraction, rainbows/moonbows, swarms/flocks/packs. I like most things science/outer space related. I can talk myself into or out of most anything. I secretly desire to be fearless. I like older objects that show signs of wear and character. Costumes. I have a god-child, little Marley, and she's hands down the most beautiful, amazing little girl ever. Not into drugs, personally. Liberating dependent clauses. Building things/taking things apart. Practical logic, making things work. Sparkling/shiny/glittery things. Kaleidoscopes, outdated journals and texts regarding the future... I can learn most any skill with my hands. I wrote a 400 page book once. I want to improve my sewing skills, make more digital films, print more photos, and I want to get rid of the majority of the things I own.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies.. anything original and painstakingly-crafted at least gets my respect, if not my liking. Big Lebowski, Vanilla Sky, My Cousin Vinny, Fletch, Joe Versus The Volcano!, Groundhog Day, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Wong Kar Wai films (most), LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE!, The Edukators, Amelie, Last of the Mohicans, all Michel Gondry's stuff, Ryan Larkin animation, The Endurance.. and of course Legends of the Fall..
I enjoy music that you can imagine seeing people enjoy making.. Dropkick Murphys, Tupac, Royksopp, Otis Redding, Simon and Garfunkel, oldies oldies oldies, Nina Simone, Bedouin Soundclash, Jurassic 5, Banhart, Reggae, Sigur Ros, Fleet Foxes, Yes, Bon Iver, Belle & Sebastian, jazz, dance, house, Ella Fitzgerald, Neil Young, Motown, Florence and the Machine, [Classical, Black Keys, White Stripes,] rockabilly, Natalie Merchant, bluegrass, Mumford and Sons, Birdy, folk, funk, Feist, Of Montreal, Animal Collective, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Parov Stelar, Shins, Bonobo, The Animals, Debussy, Massive Attack, Elton John, pre-'pardon me' Incubus.. would prefer live music any day, be it on my porch or blaring across thousands of screaming fans in an amphitheater.
Favorite singer? Eddie Vedder
Books- Diary of a century, my old journals, Infinite Jest, old bio's, Shantaram is good for a couple reads. Twilight series. Ok, that last one was a joke ;) Old classics always good in all categories.... Pretty much (dating excluded) all of my interests are in old things.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've realized, among other things, that at certain moments i have actually lived to the fullest of my ability. 7 years at Burning Man and burner events have made me so much better in so many ways.. I kidnap unruly teens in the middle of the night for a living, that's pretty amazing. Oh and I once got all three brothers in Hanson to sign my boob with a sharpie ;)
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach- anything I know I'm willing to teach people, just ask! I can cook pretty well, and I can do well in most artistic endeavors. I can teach you how to spin fire (or at least get you started).
Learn- I want to get better at poi, i'd like to learn alternate ways of living (but not radical get-your-gun-live-in-the-woods-type off-grid living). Want to learn German!
Share- even when i was little i was good at sharing, just ask.
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In