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James Elkins

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Korean
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Tech Wizard
  • University
  • From Livingston, NJ
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet cool and crazy cats

ABOUT ME

I grew up in New Jersey but usually tell people on the west coast I'm from New York - which is true, since I was born there.

I use hyphens too much. I know how to use semicolons correctly but don't usually construct my sentences in ways that require them.

I can count on my fingers in binary. When I show this to people it usually results in them being confused and staring at my rapidly waving fingers. It is, however, useful because I can count to 31 on one hand and 1023 on 2.

I graduated from unit and moved across the country to work in tech in SF. In my free time, I volunteer, go to shows, and work on side projects. I also enjoy skiing - especially cross country.

I'm an ENTJ & like this explanation best: http://www.personalitypage.com/ENTJ.html

In other news, trying to adjust to being a real person. Fighting hard against becoming one completely.

PHILOSOPHY

Get everybody and the stuff together. Ok, three, two, one let's jam.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm trying to get into the scene and meet people!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I haven't had any as of yet - though I would love to!

Interests

Food: Everything. Especially hummus and olives.

Music: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Seatbelts, Streetlight Manifesto, Matisyahu, Vienna Teng, the Beatles

Movies: Up in the Air, Michael Clayton, Ip Man, The Hurt Locker, Black Hawk Down, Infernal Affairs, Silmido, Gladiator, Law Abiding Citizen, The Game, The Usual Suspects

Shows: Cowboy Bebop, Battlestar Galatica, Firefly, True Blood, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Ghost in the Shell, Law & Order

Books: Neuromancer, Snow Crash, The Hobbit, Sherlock Holmes, Childhood's End, Roald Dahl's raunchy short stories, Life of Pi, Foundation, Mile High, The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The 4-Hour Work-Week, Memoirs of a Geisha, Watchmen, Mr. Muo's Travelling Coach, A Barrel of Laughs a Vale of Tears, Nickel & Dimed, User Unfriendly, Cat's Cradle, Yellow Blue Bus Means I Love You, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Looming Tower, The Name of the Rose, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, The Twenty-One Balloons

Music, Movies & Books

Food: Everything. Especially hummus and olives.

Music: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Seatbelts, Streetlight Manifesto, Matisyahu, Vienna Teng, the Beatles

Movies: Up in the Air, Michael Clayton, Ip Man, The Hurt Locker, Black Hawk Down, Infernal Affairs, Silmido, Gladiator, Law Abiding Citizen, The Game, The Usual Suspects

Shows: Cowboy Bebop, Battlestar Galatica, Firefly, True Blood, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Ghost in the Shell, Law & Order

Books: Neuromancer, Snow Crash, The Hobbit, Sherlock Holmes, Childhood's End, Roald Dahl's raunchy short stories, Life of Pi, Foundation, Mile High, The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The 4-Hour Work-Week, Memoirs of a Geisha, Watchmen, Mr. Muo's Travelling Coach, A Barrel of Laughs a Vale of Tears, Nickel & Dimed, User Unfriendly, Cat's Cradle, Yellow Blue Bus Means I Love You, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Looming Tower, The Name of the Rose, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, The Twenty-One Balloons

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I camped out at the edge of the Sahara desert once. I was also chased off the Centre Pompidou in Paris by a couple of cops during a street performance that I participated in. I skiied at Lake Tahoe and lazily houseboated on Lake Shasta. I was part of a team that gave a TED talk.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach people how to juggle; teach them english, or teach them any sort of computer programming.

Countries I've Visited

China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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