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I want to meet you. and you. and you.
Hi! What made me join? Well, I've decided to finally fulfill one of my teenage goals and drive around the country this summer. I'm trying to leave it as spontaneous as possible and will mostly be seeing friends who have taken the leap and moved out of New England, but I would like to meet fun new friends along the way.
As I've begun to peruse the site, I want to host as well! I live in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston and adore showing people around my city. I need to figure out this site more, but feel free to send me a message! =)
I think we all have a duty to do our best to make this world a better place. I'm not saying it'll be easy, but you gotta start somewhere.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Literally just joined - not sure how to go about beginning! Feel free to share all the community norms I should follow =)
Exploring the city, reading, writing, drinks with friends, movies, homebrewing!, meeting new people, constant learning, driving, hiking, playing music with friends (guitar but sometimes it's great to just jam out on the bass)
Music, Movies, and Books
I like everything. I like some things more, so I'll list:
Books: J.D. Salinger, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kurt Vonnegut, biographies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies (and Rings!), Middlesex, Lolita, Chuck Palahniuk, Hemingway, The Things They Carried, Hunter Thompson, blogs, magazines, memoris, nonfiction.
Recently read: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut, Game Change by Halperin and Heileman, Tomcat in Love by Tim O'Brien, Anna Karenina, East of Eden, A Farewell to Arms, The Rum Diary by HST, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (can I have his job?), and currently reading Hitch-22 by Mr. Christopher Hitchens.
Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Garden State, American Beauty, Van Wilder, The Motorcycle Diaries, Into the Wild. Anything that makes me think will do. Please give me some netflix recommendations...
Music: Dave Matthews Band, The Shins, The Beatles, The Decembrists, Company of Thieves, John Mayer, Kanye, Radiohead, Belle and Sebastian, Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, Kid Cudi, Girl Talk, Postal Service, Death Cab, Ben Kweller, Rilo Kiley, Sufjan Stevens, PANDORA
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I spent three weeks roadtripping the country and staying with couchsurfers. It was such an amazing experience and I made lifelong friends!
I've also run for public office before, which is incredibly fulfilling. I recommend it :p