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Maggie Athena Galvin

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Paid to Smile and Have Fun
  • Sleeping through classes and getting...
  • From Seattle, WA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To have an adventure and meet interesting people along the way

ABOUT ME

I moved to LA with the intent of hermiting and making visual art, but I keep finding myself getting distracted by wanting to go have fun. I love to explore the cities I live in, and I love to WALK (yes, it happens in LA...the song was wrong).

If you ever want to go on a walking adventure, I'm game!

I'm opinionated, frank, love being silly, enjoy people with benevolent quirks but will shut down bullies in a heartbeat. If you're funny, sarcastic and kind and like people who are the same we will get along famously.

If you don't like animals, don't talk to me.

PHILOSOPHY

I've recently decided to completely re-evaluate my personal philosophy and explore what happens when I just take care of me and my boundaries for a while. I think of it as the Airplane Safety Philosophy - like they say on every flight, "Make sure your own oxygen mask is firmly in place before assisting others around you."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I use CS to meet new friends and explore wherever I happen to be at the time.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I couch surfed while I was in Japan for September 2010. It was a great experience.

Interests

Animals, music, art, social justice, good scotch, sake, desserts, tea. Kicking ass, taking names, taking naps.

Music, Movies & Books

Musicians: Massive Attack, Muse, Outkast, Adam Ant, Bjork, Stevie Wonder, Tribal Machine, NIN, Justin Nozuka, Eskmo, Little Dragon, Journey, Scorpions, Saul Williams, SBTRKT, Rudimental.

Movies: Donnie Darko, Moulin Rouge (or any Baz Luhrman film), Power of One, Ratatouille, oddly the Hunger Games Series because I love a good uprising.

Books: A Song of Ice and Fire (series), Last of the Mohicans, Life of Pi

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I saw dolphins swimming around the mouth of the San Francisco Bay, right in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. That never happens, and it was magical. Also, I ran away from Yakuza in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Long story, short adventure :-). I watched the Space Shuttle Enterprise float by Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn. Ok that's 3 things, but they were all amazing to me!

Teach, Learn, Share

I am an expert on pet rats. Yes, really. I'm totally not kidding. They are the most awesome little creatures ever. I worked on a rescue with 1,500 of them and I loved every minute! So if you want to know about rats, I'm your girl.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Conversation and enthusiasm, and little tokens of mediocre artwork.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Japan, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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