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Overview

  • 38 References 36 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • I am easing back into work after surviving cancer and bei...
  • I went to college for a very very long time. Now I know n...
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'm looking for an awesome couchsurfer or two to stay and care for my cats while I'm away in July 20-22. You can come a day early & leave a day late if needed.
If this sounds awesome to you please read my entire profile and then send me a couch request with your dates, who you are and why you're coming to NYC, and MOST IMPORTANTLY: tell me your experience with cats! Meow.

Notes:
1. If you're asking for other dates I can't help you. Sorry! I just won't respond.

2. If you're male, I won't respond. I only host females.

3. If your message is one word or one sentence without a point (couch request, NYC tips, etc), or you're flirting I WILL block you. This isn't a dating site!

4. Please only send couch requests if you're asking to stay. If you can't send one it's because my calendar is blocked those days and I cannot host you.

5. Any requests for Fall, Winter, or 2018
will be declined. It's way too early to know.

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RULES...

Show up when you say you'll be here. If we agree on a time PLEASE show up at that time. I will not wait up/around for you. I work with children and I'm exhausted and need to rest or get up the next day. Please respect this.

I don't give keys to couchsurfers. You're expected to leave BEFORE I do each day and communicate when you'll be returning. The only exception is for those staying while I'm away.

Respect my home & cats. Be quiet at night. No extra guests. No smoking or smokers. No drugs.

My motto:

Life's not about knowing the answers, it's about asking the questions.

ABOUT ME

Intelligent. Funny. Complicated. Intense. Silly. Creative. Loving.

I have two cats named Cha Cha (Chance) and Kismet. I found them outside my building two years ago just as my very first Couchsurfer came to stay with me. They changed my life and I think hosting surfers has too!

PHILOSOPHY

I believe in not adding expectations to things because you will often find yourself very disappointed. By not expecting you leave yourself open to surprises and new experiences!
That said, please read my house manual when you stay here because I do have some rules! :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Sometimes I host people and someday I may need a place to stay. Also, it's nice to meet new people and hang out.

I ONLY HOST FEMALES. Please respect this and do not send me requests if you are male. This is for the safety and comfort of me and my guests.

Interests

Art, theatre, books, writing, movies, TV, swimming, travel, yoga, rock climbing, beaches, photography, crafts, being around kids, eating chocolate, collecting maps (for art!), conversations, music...

  • cats
  • rabbits
  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • performing arts
  • photography
  • acting
  • chocolate
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • crafts
  • movies
  • chess
  • tv
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • skydiving
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • cartography
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

This would take forever, so I'll just say that I love Poe, Vonnegut, Salinger and Adams. I love the Coen brothers, Joaquin Phoenix, Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, sci-fi/time travel, comedy, drama, and certain romantic movies. I listen to all sorts of music and love discovering new music. I especially love jazz (Charlie Parker).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving. The view was amazing. The parachute went out wrong & we had to use the back up. It was a thrilling near-death experience!
Rock climbing too!

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to learn to speak Spanish & French. REALLY learn them. And to play chess & piano. I can probably teach lots of things about art, acting, cancer... I can't think of anything easily taught by typing it out.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my crazy stories of a bank robber and mystery rabbits, my art and performance talents, how to create simple vegan meals, making up random songs about everything, and tips on child care :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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