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Lisa Batey

Chicago, IL, United States

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • I serve food and make a mean bloody...
  • some text books, mostly life.
  • From Memphis, TN, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to lose my "lost" and gain my peace..

ABOUT ME

I have decided that I do not like the Chicago winters.
I need sunshine.Music is the love of my life.I love Chicago summers,biking,cooking,eating,dancing,smiling,and living.
I love to love life.

PHILOSOPHY

Every single day I learn more and more to accept myself and to find peace from within. I'm a firm believer in karma and the golden rule.

Follow your dreams and trust your heart.

On life's journey
Faith is nourishment,
Virtuous deeds are a shelter,
Wisdom is the light by day and
Right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him;
If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make our world.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host(more) and I surf.,... I plan local Chicago meetings, and I spread the Couchsurfing gospel wherever I go. This group has changed my life in soo many ways. I am blessed to have the right mentality to be part of such an open, honest community~

visited 21 states (42%)Create your own visited map of The United States or website vertaling duits?
visited 7 states (3.11%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free ipad travel guide

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted close to eighty surfers. I surfed in Amsterdam,Seoul, then again in Germany with sisters I hosted here in Chicago!

Interests

Music keeps me going,without it,I wouldn't survive.Owning the electronic dance floor!Yoga. Mediation.Altered states of consciousness.Movement.The Sea.Eating food from different countries.Cooking for others.Culinary history.Sharing.Conversation.Traveling keeps me balanced.Strong coffee from a moka pot. Hugs.Wine in fancy glasses or a paper cup!Street/Graffiti art.Subways.My cat.Airports.Laughter.My nieces.Matinees.Rainy days.Willpower.Hard work.Gratitude.The Internet.Photography.Making memories.Love.A comfortable silence.Solitude.Reading.Staying out to late. Staying in all day.Outdoor Music festivals.Biking.

Music, Movies & Books

Amelie.Bomb the System.Angel A.Donnie Darko.Amores Perres.Science of Sleep.Dark Days.Scratch.Pans Labyrinth.The Three Colors Trilogy.Wild at Heart. Happenstance.Fast times at Ridgemont High.500 Days of Summer.The Boy in Striped Pajamas.Pecker.The Goonies. Storytelling.Skinny Legs and All.Eat Pray Love.Light on Life.Fugitives and Refugees.Even Cowgirls get the Blues.The Alchemist.Kitchen Confidential.Dear Diary.A New Earth.Waiter Rant. Around the world in 80 dates.Cookbooks.Electronic music-HOUSE.Minimal.Techno.Drum and Bass.Radiohead.Intelligent hip hop.Otis and Al.Flaming Lips.Bloc party.The Diggs.Lucero.The National.Yeasayer.Elliot Smith.Bjork.Tom Waits. DJ Shadow.Dee Lite....I will stop here-the list is never ending.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Seeing my niece Anabella take her first breath of life.Jumping out of an airplane.Dancing until the sun rose at the Watergate in Berlin,Germany. Having the privilege to see all the wonderful musicians I am obsessed with in various places worldwide.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to teach at least one person something new about who they are. In exchange I'd like to learn something new about myself. I love discovering new music! Lets exchange! Ive also discovered that book swapping with my surfers has been delightful! I will teach you how to get around Chicago, and more than likely introduce you to the local music scene in Chicago. I will also make you dinner. It makes me happy-unless I have plans and/or a busy week/weekend!!!

Countries I've Visited

Cayman Islands, England, Germany, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Nepal, United States

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