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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian
  • 33, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Justice works as a petroleum engineer. Alison is a mom, w...
  • Alison has a B.A. in English Literature & Psychology....
  • From Alison: Houston, Texas. Justice: Moore, Oklahoma.
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About Me


Explore, create, grow.


Justice and I met each other swing dancing in Houston and have been married for four years. Together, we love to travel, dance, dream, and make each other laugh. We dream of getting an expat assignment with Justice's company. Cairo, perhaps? We dream of dropping the jobs completely and living abroad for a year. We dream of good food and good company. Justice dreams of starting a business. I dream of writing and publishing a book, of cooking and eating new and exciting things, of setting up an art studio in our apartment.

We are committed to exploring ourselves, each other, and the people and world around us. Who are we? Who are you? What on earth are we all doing here? Where are we headed?

We hate yard work, so we sold our house a year ago and moved into a 1930s era apartment in a hip part of Houston. It has glass door knobs and original wood floors that are uneven, so our bookcases point every direction. We love it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We are just starting our career with CS, but we can't wait to get involved. We want both to host and surf. We love the idea of adding a personal touch to traveling and having the opportunity to get a closer look at another culture. Justice has lived overseas several times during his life, and both of us really value cultural exchange.


We choose our gelato carefully. Justice still has a Super Nintendo. We love Settlers of Catan. We have too many books and too few champagne glasses. I have no chopstick rests.

I love to cook, write, and decorate. I want to learn how to draw and paint. I especially love to try new things. We both love to dance. I roller blade when I can find the free time.

We like to take advantage of the cultural stuff in Houston. The ballet is our favorite (and we have season tickets for the 2010-11 season!), but we also frequent theater, musicals, the symphony, and anything we can see for free at Miller Outdoor Theater.

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • theater
  • dancing
  • ballet dancing
  • swing dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • outdoor activities
  • business

Music, Movies, and Books

We read voraciously. As a literature major, I love it all: Tolstoy, James, Dickens, Twain, Austen, Wharton, Cather, plus many "lighter" reads. A Thousand Splendid Suns was incredible. We both enjoy Malcolm Gladwell's books (Blink, The Tipping Point, etc). Justice leans toward business books and just about died of happiness over the book The Four Hour Work Week.

When it comes to movies, we rely pretty heavily on Our tastes are diverse, ranging from documentaries to Pixar flicks, independent and foreign films to action and good rom-coms.

Music: I especially love the standards (Sinatra, Dean Martin). We're both a little crazy about Michael Buble, and I enjoy Josh Groban also. Then there's Pink Martini, a new fave. Justice listens to rock and such.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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