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Amanda Karen Brief

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 36 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • music, psychology, research, tutoring
  • kolledge
  • From West Nyack, Nueva York
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to introduce toe socks to the world

ABOUT ME

i wear orange sunglasses, i love rollercoasters, dogs, and eating. i am spontaneous and interested in new things but also in comfort. i adore speaking other languages and i detest homophobia. i did CS a lot when i lived in spain and a bit in college, but i just got back into the community here in NYC thanks to a friend.

PHILOSOPHY

now.

and, life is better through orange sunglasses. or on a bike. or dancing. or without clothes. or with a dog. but por favor, not all at once

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

meet-ups, camping, giving free hugs, promoting CS for open-minded travelers, loving this awesome community

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

originally surfed in montreal, boston, and amsterdam, then started going to barcelona language meetings and met many folk and travelled through spain and to france. finally broke through into the domestic CS world and am breaking the NYC ice :-)

Interests

thrills, making music, campfires, loving and cuddling with dogs, math, running (before the busted knees, now read: ellipting), skinnidipping, knitting, traveling, making people feel better, camping, teaching, singing, learning, snowboarding and group sports and games, crowdsurfing

Music, Movies & Books

bluegrass, african, pop, REM, contra, aretha, new found glory, basement jaxx, Green Day, Chopin, jazz, definitely NOT dmb, the mix i found in my car...i go through cyclic obsessions, so my current music tastes are never really representative of me.

With (donald harrington), Harry Potter, chuck palahniuk (although hes a PSYCHO), Shadow of the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Roald Dahl, spanish literature when i have the patience, a million little fibers, Shadow of the Wind, books on tape!

Billy Madison (THE true cinematic masterpiece), Run Lola Run, Titanic (yeah that's right, not afraid to admit it), Ratatouille, Volver, South Park, Simpsons, Limitless, i think i remember liking vanilla sky...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

teaching math in hebrew.

chopping all my hair off and watching it grow back. i can say all the US presidents in a row, i have a keychain collection of over a thousand from all over the world, i've been crowdsurfing- euphoria-, and i have 3 piercings.

Teach, Learn, Share

the softness of a puppy's ear is the reason for life. inappropriate pluralization and replacing c's with k's are what makes the world go round. pole vaulting is like flying. swimming in public fountains is awesome. dane cook is funny. i am also quite fond of mr. rock. watching bugs mate is silly. all dogs deserve to be called puppies. being a yankees fan would be boring. men are a different species. but that's alright. respect feels good. bilingualism is badass. making people laugh is addictive. changing yourself is the hardest but most important thing. independence in a relationship is the only way to stay healthy.

Countries I've Visited

Aruba, Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Israel, Spain, United States

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