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The pursuit of happiness and of wisdom: for myself, as well as for those that surround me
I'm basically an open minded, friendly person. I love going out and trying new things, and am always excited to make new friends!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
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I started CouchSurfing in 2008 while in Japan. Through the site, Sam and I were introduced to many incredible people who helped us in our travels and showed us a wonderful time (instead of letting us stalk around like chickens with our heads cut off)! Since then, I have met many people likewise visiting my 'hood' in Austin, Texas, and have had a great fun getting to know them and participate in their various adventures. I also enjoy going to CouchSurfer meetings from time-to-time!
First things first! Traveling, new people, new places, the routine as well as the unexpected good times. Learning, expanding myself, having my eyes opened by strangers. I love the outdoors, and am especially inclined to water. I have a long history as a swimmer, and have also done (with varying success ;-) soccer, baseball, water skiing, wake boarding, windsurfing, canoe/kayaking, rowing, volleyball, fencing, diving, basketball, softball, ballet, track, synchronized swimming, football, gymnastics, hiking, biking, gymnastics, lacrosse, lots of yoga.
And don't you get me started on art stuff!
I enjoy boba, diction, dicey places, pine trees, straws, pretty scarves, resonating gong vibrations, light shops, peeled paint, funky old architecture, mens cologne, sarcasm, swimming, elevator music, singing, drawing, smiling, going dancin', meeting people, grocery shopping, culinary delight, old movies, thunderstorms, thrill seeking, and eccentricities.
- live music
- outdoor activities
- scuba diving
- cliff jumping
- rock climbing
- track and field
- language exchange
- road trips
- learning languages
- learning new things
- different cultures
- art museums
- natural springs
- jumping fences
Music, Movies, and Books
So this is the short-list. Here goes!
-- Alfred Hitchcock (most everything)
-- Classics (City Lights, Some Like it Hot, Gypsy, Danger Diabolik)
-- Movies from my childhood (The Brave Little Toaster,
The Land Before Time, Good Burger, old school Grinch that Stole Christmas & holiday claymations, classic Disney movies)
-- Horribly good (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spice World)
-- Artsie (Donnie Darko, Garden State, Chocolat, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Station Agent, Life Aquatic)
-- International (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, The Triplets of Belleville, Slumdog Millionare, The Host, Amelie, Swimming Pool, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Tell No One, Still Walking)
-- Edgy (Kill Bill 1&2, Pulp Fiction, Queen of the Damned, Secretary)
-- Baraka (every Couch Surfer and anyone who loves to travel - to do, see, experience, feel, learn, and wonder - will love this film; see it on a big screen if you can!)
the good stuff.... the lennings, yann tiersen, the gorillaz, pinetop perkins, the belleville outfit, bob marley, the white stripes, velvet underground, isobel campbell, the chordettes, muse oasis, public enemy, the beach boys! live shows ozamatli, modest mouse, the pixies, public enemy, the lennings, river hymn, pinetop perkins, cafe tacuba, nekocase, Mikey on his Ukulele.
--'Alice in Wonderland'
--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes'
--Harry Potter (yes, I admit it)
--'Memories of my Melancholy Whores'
--'Me Talk Pretty One Day'
--'Jillian Jiggs', 'Where the Wild Things Are', 'Goodnight Moon', 'Where's Waldo?'
Teach, Learn, Share
Anything that you would like to impart, I would love to learn. Language (any) in particular is something that I am seeking expand on in my travels.
I can help you out with your English if that is something that you're looking for.
Also I have been making art for most of my life and will happily show you some things and what-not!
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In