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* 19 + a few decades of experience.
likes travel stories, trials & tribulations, missed connections, rants..:-)
enough about me....
consider however, CouchSurfing University, a school where everyone's a student and everyone's a teacher. Surfing isn't just about a place to sleep.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I enjoy meeting and talking to world traveler, like and not so much like myself.. you can learn a lot and it's fun...!
human rights, volunteering, travel, anything do do with music, out of doors, sports like a good pick up game of hoops, golf or the driving range.
martial arts, travel, camping
read for pleasure and study,
riding motorcycles, cycling,
camping or RVing @ the beach/desert,
sailing the west coast,
movie nights, eating out, did I mention music? haha..
- human rights
- eating out
- scuba diving
- bungee jumping
- martial arts
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
~MOVIES.. SEEN LATELY~
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Taron Egerton as Eggsy and Colin Firth as Harry), Lucy (Scarlett Johansson),
Dawn of the Planet of The Apes (Andy Serkis, John Lithgow),
The Imitation Game (Benedict Cumberbatch),
The Interview (James Franco & Seth Rogan),
Mud (Matthew McConaughey),
The Great Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio),
Annie( Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhané Wallis),
Two Guns (Mark Wahlberg & Denzel Washington) ,
Interstellar (Matthew McConaughey) ,
Furious 5, 6 & 7 (Vin Diesel & Paul Walker),
Taken 1 & 3 (Liam Neeson),
Fury (Brad Pit),
Transformers Age of Extinction (Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar),
The Amazing Spiderman (2012 w/ Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone..),
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn),
After Earth (Jaden & Will Smith),
The Hunger Games: Catching fire & Mockingjay - Part 1 (Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss),
James Cameron's Avatar (Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver),
Quentin Tarantino's ~ From Dusk Till Dawn ( George Clooney, Harvey Keitel)
Nightcrawler (Jake Gyllenhaal),
Casino Royale, (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench)
The Hangover 1, 2 & 3. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha),
Mitch Hedberg's ~ Mitch All Together,
Michael Moore's ~ Sicko,
Al Gore's ~ An Inconvenient Truth,
Batman: The Dark Knight ~ Bruce Wayne / Batman ( Christian Bale) Alfred (Michael Caine) Katie Holmes (Rachel Dawes) Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman),
White House Down (Channing Tatum & Jammie Foxx)
Man of Steele ~ Clark Kent / Kal-El (Henry Cavil), Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Perry White (Laurence Fishburne, Jor-El (Russell Crowe)
Peter Joseph's Docum/Drama ~ Zeitgeist The Movie Series
Jim Gaffigan's ~ King Baby,
The Hurricane (Denzel Washington..)
Radio, (Cuba Gooding Jr. & Ed Harris).
American history - X (Edward Norton)
The Aviator (Leonardo Dicaprio)
How to Train Your Dragon (Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson)
Law Abiding Citizen (Jamie Foxx) ,
Moliere (Romain Duris & Laura Morante),
Capatalism a Love Story (Michael Moore, Thora Birch, Elizabeth Warren)
Cinderella Man (Russell Crowe & Renée Zellweger),
Tesla: Master of Lightning,
Grand Torino (Clint Eastwood),
Oliver Stone's Scarface (Michelle Pfeiffer & Al Pacino),
Divergent (Shailene Woodley, Theo James & Ashley Judd)
~TELEVISION, or made for TV~
It's always sunny in philidelphia
South Park, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Nine Inch Nails,
Doug E. Fresh,
Rage Against the Machine,
Kings of Leon,
Band of Horses,
Alice in Chains,
Candycanes & Razorblades,
Goo Goo Dolls,
Jimmy Eat World,
Plain White T's,
Primitive Radio Gods,
The Chilli Peppers,
Third Eye Blind,
Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine,
Dave Matthews Band,
Brian Jonestown Massacre,
Rage Against the Machine,
Kings Of Leon,
Illich Mujica, and more...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've been fortunate enough and amazed to...
Climb the pyramids at Chichen Itza,
Swimming with Dolphins at Xcaret Cancun,
Scuba Dive Hawaii,
Landed a helicopter on a Glacier or more precisely, asked the pilot to hover close enough so I could jump out and break off some ice for drinks latter.
Free climbing a 100 meter tower above the Oak st. Bridge,
Bungee jumping off a 50 meter bridge south of Nanimo @ night... sans pants;)
Traveled to some remote regions of Canada,
got chased by a grizzlies 8-0
Saw the aurora borealis clearly..!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to tie knots, juggle, spin a basket ball on one finger.
I believe everyone can teach:
"see one.. do one.. teach one.."
moreover "anything can be taught.. by the right person.."
I can show you how I respect common areas by using my towel to wipe up when I'm done in the bath, and keep the kitchen tidy for the next person that will come along.. please and thank you.
"A patient teacher can be amazingly uplifting!!"
What I Can Share with Hosts
With my future Host(s) I can off you the following... also, & especially my future Guest(s) FYI, to help mitigate confusion and disappointment, when possible, DO the following:
a.) working cell number, in advance: 1 - (Area Code) ______ - _______
b.) on time.. provide an (ETA) Estimated Time of Arrival.. within a 1/2 hour's kool.
c.) u soon... confirm your arrival.. between 24 and 48 hours of ETA is best.
d.) compress.. lights out by midnight unless agreed upon in advance.
e.) z E.. please don't bring home strays from the bar or where ever... just sayin'.
f.) me w/ a flaming fist.. unless your profile says "language barrier exists" I prefer english... I enjoy a good language lesson as much as the next guy.... but that's a whole different matter.. again, just sayin'..
ALWAYS HAVE A ~ 'Plan B' ~ as in:
Have a backup host, or a motel in mind.. everyone knows this is prudent.. however it's not kool to book two or three couches for the same night and go from house to house auditioning the Hosts... or take the first one and cancel the next one or two reservations... that would be a creepy thing to do...! If you were contemplating such a boneheaded move.... bad CS'er... go stand in the corner...!
& Finally....... if you want to impress me that you took the time to read or even skim my profile before you try to convince me that we could Hang out..
Please, Cut and Paste, or just write in your couch request Subject line, the following phrase ~
"I'm a little teapot short and stout" =))"
Countries I’ve Visited
Brazil, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Japan, United States