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Overview

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  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Director of Finance for an Oil & Gas Company
  • Bach. Finance, Bach. Accounting, M.S. Accounting
  • From Hattiesburg, MS
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

My current mission objective? To help people not get taken to the cleaners by hotels? I'm not really sure. Basically, I just moved to Knoxville and know zero people other than my dog so it would be nice talking to a human instead of him every now and then

ABOUT ME

I just moved to Knoxville, TN from Houston, TX, having worked there for 6ish years. Born in Tuscaloosa, AL and grew up in Hattiesburg, MS with my dad & step mother (although she is really my mamma.) Youngest of 6, I have 13 nieces and nephews and I am the proud parent of a 100 pound Swinford named Kimbo (dog.) He doesn't have a mother because in America, dads can have dogs.

I was in Marine Corps reserves and received a Bach. in Finance from Ole Miss and then a second Bach. in Accounting as well as a M.S. in Accounting from Alabama. Hotty Toddy. Roll Tide.

I just sneezed as I was typing this and choked on my gum. I almost just died writing my "All about you" on Couchsurfing.com. Rock bottom.

Continuing, I am into hiking and working out and movies.... big movie whore. Love em. Big into my family and my dog. Have a group of friends and we seemingly get more dispersed everyday. I just moved to Knoxville to run an Oil & Gas company as Director of Finance so I spend most time working, thus, haven't had time to make any friends.

I'm normal, have a clean wrap sheet, level-headed, enjoy concerts and getting drunk watching football. My idea of a good time is wearing cutoff NASCAR tshirts and jeans and going to rage at Talladega, even though i know absolutely zero about NASCAR and care even less about NASCAR.

PHILOSOPHY

"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."

Basically, work hard and quit bitching.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I don't get this? You can rent out my sofa/sofa-bed or blow up mattress.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Rookie

Interests

Already covered this in about me - as I said: "Rookie"

  • dogs
  • writing
  • concerts
  • running
  • working out
  • movies
  • auto racing
  • hiking
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, 80's Metallica, Huey Lewis and the News, Hall & Oates, country made before year 2000

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

a lot. i once saw 2 OLD (think Golden Girls but right now) women 69 at Talladega.. on a 4 wheeler... in the middle of the day... in front of approx 20,000 people... and have no clue anyone was around because they were so drunk off busch light.

Teach, Learn, Share

i have always been friends with older people for some reason. i love hanging out with the old weird guy that sits at the bar by himself.

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