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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Swedish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2013
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About Me

ABOUT ME

Me? I'm a bit of an anomaly.

I'm an American currently living in Stockholm, Sweden.

I'm an old soul, a vintage lover, an aspiring polyglot, a tea addict, an obsessed vinyl collector, a compulsive book hoarder, a pomegranate enthusiast, a part-time writer, and a full-time dreamer.

I tend to be introverted, enigmatic, and cynical. I'm a stoic through experience, bold per choice, and stubborn by virtue of heritage.

I am overly astute and meticulous to a fault. I have an adventurous spirit and act on impulse but never regret my decisions. I live by Kerouac's motto of "One fast move or I'm gone."

I'm a world history connoisseur and admirer of the 1700's. I have a deep rooted respect for Joseph Campbell and an affinity for the Greek heroes. I adore old architecture, venturing through living history museums, and driving across the old truss bridges spanning my hometown.

I'm an amateur musician and an indiepop kid, through and through. I'm a sucker for jangly guitars, simplistic drum tracks, and plenty of xylophone. I proudly wear badges on my sweaters, support small record labels (even run my own!), and dream of the day I own my own 12-string.

I grew up in the most culturally rewarding part of the United States, but Europe is where my heart remains.

PHILOSOPHY

"One fast move or I'm gone" - Jack Kerouac

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm unable to host anyone at the moment, but I can certainly suggest places for you to see or show you around Stockholm.

Interests

indiepop, literature, film, writing, hiking, photography, world history and culture, tea and coffee, Swedish fika.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • architecture
  • photography
  • coffee
  • running
  • music
  • hiking
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Belle & Sebastian, Beat Happening, Talulah Gosh, The Go-Betweens, Tullycraft, The Smiths, Orange Juice, Black Tambourine, My Bloody Valentine, The Lucksmiths, The Remains, Galaxie 500, The Lovin' Spoonful, Buddy Holly, The Beatles

Authors: Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, Ernest Hemingway, Fydor Dostoyevsky, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jack Kerouac, Doris Lessing, Homer, Dante, John Steinbeck, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Jonathan Swift, Franz Kafka, Donna Tartt, Jonathan Lethem

Films: The Life Aquatic, Underground, Lost in Translation, Breathless, Jules et Jim, The Bicycle Thief, Wild Strawberries, Casablanca, The Pianist, Rules of the Game, Fanny och Alexander, Yojimbo, The Wizard of Oz, Amélie, Citizen Kane, A Clockwork Orange, Requiem for a Dream, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Spirited Away, Tiny Furniture, The Rules of the Game, Oldboy, Persepolis, Ghost World, Fargo, Eagle vs Shark, Stolen Kisses

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Sweden, United States

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