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CURRENT MISSION: To host as many people as it takes to get me to clean my house on a regular basis!
I am a Canadian - here since 1999. I enjoy meeting travelers from all over. I love talking about how to travel frugally. We travel frequently ourselves - mostly international. I'm in my late 40s, but I don't feel anywhere close to that.
PLEASE NOTE: I am not likely to host you if you are new and don't take CS seriously. If you can't put together a decent profile, don't request my couch. I generally don't host people who don't host. BUT... I make exceptions for true travelers. If you are one of those, please request. I will know who you are. :-)
I am a vegetarian.
I only host people with CS profiles.
If someone traveling with you doesn't have a profile, we will not host that person.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I host a lot. Over 450 people since 2009. I don't attend the Atlanta CS events as much as I used to, because they're usually at bars (which I have no issues with) and start later. When I was younger, this wasn't an issue! On weekends, we're generally free to show guests around the city. I am a CS Ambassador. I offer members help in creating profiles/writing requests. I answer questions about Couchsurfing. If I can't help you, I'll find someone who can!
We're on Couchsurfing to help other people discover Atlanta, to help travelers see more of the world than they could afford to see if they had to spend money on accommodations. We're here because, although we travel a lot ourselves, meeting other travelers is almost as fun as doing it ourselves!
I like politics and lean left because that is where the truth usually is. I am an atheist. I love animals and I don't eat them. I despise factory-farming, slaughterhouses, and the politics and apathy that make both possible.
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite movies are Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I hiked a crater on Mt. Kiluaea in Hawaii. I sang the national anthem at a pro baseball game in Toronto. I saw a naked guy with a scrotum the size of a cantaloupe on a secluded beach in Hawaii. I have photographic evidence. (Oh puleeze... You would have taken the photo, too!)
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: I play guitar. I've brewed beer. I used to make wine. I know enough about it to help get you started. I know a lot about cooking. I'll be a divemaster soon, so I can talk all day about scuba diving!
Learn: I've become fairly good with my Digital SLR. But if you know photography, I would probably love you. I have become pretty good with underwater photography, particularly macro. Can't seem to get Wide Angle to agree with me!
Share: Sharing is for commies and hippies!
Cooking / Food: I also LOVE to learn how to cook different food. I have been shown foods by Chinese, Japanese, German, and Tunisian guests. If you have a good vegan recipe from your home country, and if we can find the ingredients here in Atlanta, I would LOVE to make it with you!!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'm a good cook! There's that. I can also give you good advice on how to be a good host (I've done it about 450 times!). Well, at least stuff that's worked for me. :-)
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United States