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Overview

  • 15 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Costume Designer
  • College and the Costume Shop
  • From Lynchburg, VA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Whiskey and Handstands.

ABOUT ME

Since I'm an extrovert who spends a lot of time sewing quietly, I like to spend my free time engaging my brain and being active. Yoga, cycling, art, food, theatre, music, conversation. I love creating and exploring.

PHILOSOPHY

I would rather be on two wheels than two feet. Or, failing that, upside down.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Every time I move I look forward to the trail of visiting friends staying at my place, connecting me to everywhere else I've been and want to go. There's no better way to see your own city than by showing it to a guest from out of town. I've been in Bushwick, Brooklyn since I moved back from Macau in 2011. In 2017 I finally checked out some of the tall buildings in NYC!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I found a wonderful housemate on CS 2 years ago and she's now one of closest friends.

My first experience was back in 2007. My friend and I had two empty seats in our rental van in Reno. We picked up two Couch Surfers at the airport and safely delivered to Couch Surfing camp despite a surprise Zombie attack! Oh dear, that turned into a Burning Man story afterall...

Interests

Art, cycling, acroyoga, music, baking, food trucks, late night underground dance parties, making costumes, podcasts, tea, and unexpected adventures.

I ride a seriously knocked about Kona cyclocross, fantastic despite it's heft, and a made-up road bike called a Convexa that I picked up in Zhouhai.

I have two industrial sewing machines in my room, a closet full of sewing supplies and some very amenable flatmates.

  • arts
  • poetry
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • baking
  • food trucks
  • yoga
  • partying
  • podcasts
  • music
  • opera
  • cycling
  • camping
  • surfing
  • animation
  • languages
  • tea
  • circus
  • acroyoga

Music, Movies, and Books

On the train these days I read non-fiction by Bill Bryson and Barbra Kingsolver, philosophy, history, and sci-fi by William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, and Neil Gaiman. But aren't all English Majors super particular about what they read willingly?

I managed a radio station in college, now I'm lazy about keeping up with the scene. Most recent concerts: Against Me, LCD Soundsystem. Besides punk, I adore indie rock, electro-pop, and electronic music (but not EDM).

My ipod's full of LCD Soundsystem, Mike Doughty, Ratatat, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Purity Ring, Of Monsters and Men, Florence and the Machine, The Clash, Against Me!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I relocated to Macau, China for a year to work for Cirque du Soleil. The experience informed my perspective on how the world works in countless ways and taught me to be grateful for the friends and opportunities in my life. Can't wait to do it again.

Teach, Learn, Share

I will seriously geek out with you about sewing, teaching yoga, acroyoga, riding bikes, tea, dinner parties, Burning Man, growing up in the middle of nowhere, and living in China.

I am always interested in thai massage, poetry, philosophy, circus arts, dim sum, botanical gardens, and tea.

Sometime I'll get around to double staff, photography, and gardening.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Ireland, United States

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