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Kathryn Maloney

Ferndale, MI, USA

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Student
  • Wayne State University, Universidade...
  • From Detroit, MI United States
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Keep pushing my limits. Keep an open mind.

ABOUT ME

I'm very sarcastic. I love to laugh. I'm a bit of a nerd. I'm the biggest procrastinator. I often find myself wasting far too much time reading useless information on the internet. I believe there is nothing you can't talk about at the dinner table. Infact, the topics of sex, politics, & religion often lead to some of the best conversations. Nothing makes me happier than dancing. I adore my family. I believe good friends make all the difference.

PHILOSOPHY

Never say Never. It will come back to bite you in the ass.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfing: My first couch surfing experience was in Sydney, Australia. A good friend of mine was doing a semester abroad and offered the couch of the house she was living in. I stayed there with her and her 4 roommates, a Scottish girl, a German boy, a Brittish guy and his French girlfriend. I stayed there for 3 weeks and it definitely was a good way to learn how to live out of a suitcase with just a couch & a corner as my personal space, and be respectful & mindful of the other people living in the house. I loved the conversations that were had at the end of the night when everyone ended up in the livingroom. I learned so much about their cultures and also my eyes were opened to the stereotypes that so many people have of Americans.

Hosting: Hosted a girl I had met at a hostel in São Paulo and a friend as they were passing through Florianópolis. Don't actually have a couch so we all had to sleep in my bed. Had tons of fun with these girls and they were even nice enough to make me a delicious dinner =). If only they had remembered the dishes...

Interests

Learning New Languages . Emerging myself in Different Cultures . Travel . New Music . Loud Music . Dancing as much as I Possibly Can . Fashion . Singing at the Top of my Lungs . Bike Rides . Hiking . Yoga . Thrift Stores . Reading . Cooking . Eating . Wine . Crafts . The Water(Ocean, Lake, Pool, whatever).

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . Låt den rätte komma in . Burn After Reading . Cidade de Deus . Milk . Empire Records . Garden State . Moulin Rouge . Hedwig & the Angry Inch . No Country for Old Men . The Usual Suspects . Fight Club . Boondock Saints . Amélie. Edward Scissorhands . Trainspotting . etc.

Music: Nina Simone . Fiona Apple .Thee Oh Sees . Ty Segall . Bob Dylan . Air . Bjork . Broken Social Scene . Portishead . Jamie Lidell . MOTOWN . DJ Shadow . Boards of Canada . Modest Mouse . St Germain . Miles Davis . Nuetral Milk Hotel . The Gories . Cursive . Radiohead. Ray Charles . Santogold . The Flaming Lips . Johnny Cash . The Pixies . Tool . The Strokes . Van Morrison . Them . Jorge Ben . Os Mutantes . Herbert . Sigur Ros . Erykah Badu . Interpol . Otis Redding . NIN . etc.

Books: The Devil in the White City . The Shadow of the Sun . The Red Tent . Brave New World . The Fountainhead . Running with Scissors . Three Cups of Tea . Farenheit 451 . The Alchemist . Rebel Hearts . Me Talk Pretty One Day . etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I went snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. I have a severe phobia of sharks and get nervous in deep waters so this was a huge feat for me. Not to mention the Reef was absolutely beautiful.

Teach, Learn, Share

Don't forget to listen.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Peru

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, United States

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