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I recently came across a report card from 5th grade. Comments from my foreign language teacher: "She is an enthusiastic learner. She shows a high degree of skill and interest in languages and cultures." This nearly brought a tear to my eye. This would explain why I am on this site today. ;)
FOOD AND DRINK. I live off of rice, beans, onions, cheese, and eggs. Oh, and salt. :D I like my tea without milk or sugar. I prefer green tea for its antioxidants. I also like blueberries, dark chocolate(!!), and tart cherry juice for its antioxidants. I love girls scout thin mints cookies. B-dubs' (aka buffalo wild wings) potato wedges are the best.
Also, I'm not into the clubbing scene, and I would much rather prefer a chilled out pub or the comfort of someone's home.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
My first hosting and surfing experiences were in the US. I first hosted in the fall of 2007; I started surfing in the spring of 2008 for mini cycle tour trips in the midwest and Virginia. I also cycled through England, the Netherlands, and Belgium, surfing along the way. Aside from the US and Europe, I've hosted/surfed/met couchsurfers in South/Southeast/East Asia and the Middle East. I can't imagine what traveling (and consequently my life) would have been like without couchsurfing!!!
One thing I love about couchsurfing is that I have found it to be a small CS world. Here's one of my favorite "small CS world" experiences.
One fine day someone had made a group post asking people to send postcards to CS headquarters. Well, I never get snail mail (how sad), so I decided to post my address, also asking for postcards. I didn't actually expect anyone to send me anything, but one can hope. Well, many weeks later, I go to my mailbox to unexpectedly find a postcard! I wondered who it could possibly be from, and it was from a couchsurfer in India who had seen my post! I was truly excited to have received a piece of mail, especially because it came as such a surprise. (Of course I sent one back.) Well, fast forward to many months later, it turns out I was going to be passing through his city to attend a wedding of friends I had met in South Korea. I remembered his postcard and decided to send him a message. Well oh my goodness, not only did he accept my couch request, he was going to be attending the very wedding I was! I tell ya, I was very excited- I was going to know someone at the wedding besides the bride and groom and the friend I was bringing along. Not only that, I was in touch with another host, and he was also going to be attending the same wedding! And well, it turned out to be a weekend full of excitement with wedding (and other) festivities! Made possible in part by couchsurfing! ;)
randomness, sleeping, riding my bike to get me places (when I have one), triathlons, being injury-free, detroit basketball and baseball, charles barkley and dwyane wade t-mobile commercials, taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator, getting my vitamins and minerals, making schedules, thunderstorms, late night running/walking, rambling on about nonsense, getting myself into ridiculous situations, CHILLIN
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was about 7, I swam with a ton of really colorful tropical fish in the clear ocean along a Hawaiian coast.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Barbados, South Korea, United States