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To travel as much as possible, to write, to read, to meet cool people and to laugh. Oh, and to eat good food.
I've lived in Chicago, New York City, Dublin, Vancouver and now Boston, among other places. It's my life goal to keep the number of countries I've visited higher than my age. So far, so good.
I teach writing and research with a focus on science fiction, space exploration, and artificial intelligence at Boston University. I write a bunch of stuff--essays about traveling, reading, writing, teaching, etc, as well as science stuff (I'm currently the robot columnist for the Daily Beast). I enjoy writing, reading, chapstick, electronica, the color orange, cooking, patterns, biking, hiking, kayaking, all the other outdoor ings, eating, drinking, talking...you get the picture.
I love the Couchsurfing mission and have met such awesome people here! I'm currently planning a trip to Iceland in mid-June and am looking for couches to surf, people to hang with, people to drive with, etc.
writing, reading, traveling, cooking, breaking it down, ridiculousness, space (both outer and personal), biking, hiking, running, snowshoeing, rollerblading, yoga, nerds, geeks, freaks, the sun, science fiction, electronica, seeing shows, climbing, the color orange, robots, sushi, patterns, eggplant, surrealism, hockey, chapstick, sleeping, balconies, soccer, cheese, wine, olives, poi, music, gin, the Midwest, corn, psychology, philosophy, pickling, peanut butter, snow days, summer vacation, getting lost, driving too fast, strange stories
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music: Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, Pixies, Bent, Aphex Twin, Bjork, Thievery Corporation, EBTG, Mouse on Mars, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Material, Tosca, David Byrne, Daniel Lanois, The The, O.T.T., Shpongle, Cocorosie, Bluetech, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sigur Ros
TV Shows: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, Arrested Development, Mad Men, Broad City
Movies: Requiem for a Dream, Goonies, Fargo, The Ice Storm, Harold and Maude, Trainspotting, Rocky Horror, The English Patient, Il Postino, Jacob's Ladder, Spellbound, Lost in Translation, Alien, City of God, Anne of Green Gables, Eternal Sunshine
Books: Lolita, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, The Martian Chronicles, Tropic of Cancer, Anna Karenina, 100 Years of Solitude, Slaughterhouse 5, The End of the Affair, Madame Bovary, Middlesex, Unbearable Lightness of Being, White Noise, Ender's Game, Childhood's End, The God of Small Things, Golden Gate, Hyperion
I moved to New York City on September 8, 2001. I didn't have a job, a place to live or any friends. Yeah, that was quite an experience, alright...
Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Canada, Ireland, United States