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Overview

  • 101 References 32 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English; learning Gaelic
  • 100, Other
  • Member since 2005
  • Business Analyst
  • BS - eBusiness
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About Me

Home sweet home! It's nice to be back in Houston and back in our old place after being away for 3 1/2 years. Oklahoma was "OK" but no comparison to the great state of Texas!

We're a couple... one from Ireland and one from Texas. We live in the Montrose area (best part of Houston!). So much has changed since we've been away but we still love the area with so much to do within walking distance.

We can tell you about lots of hidden gems and must see/do things in Houston and we love showing people our favorite places that you won't read on your typical tourist todo list.

A lot has changed since we've been gone and we're looking forward to getting to know all of the new gems as well!

Museums within 2 miles (in no order):
The Menill Collection, Rothko Chapel, Contemporary Arts Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural Science, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Buffalo Soldier National Museum, Houston Center for Photography, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Lawndale Art Center, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Health Museum, Children's Museum of Houston. I'm sure I am missing a lot more!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

For 4 years I set up a monthly CS gathering in Houston called "Third Thursday" and then setup a monthly CS gatherings in Oklahoma City called "Second Saturday" an now that we're back in Houston we'll be getting the "Third Thursday Revival!" going.

Upcoming "Third Thursday!" Date/Location:
October 20th @ Public Services Wine & Whiskey
https://www.couchsurfing.com/events/third-thursday-public-services-wine-whiskey

Past Third Thursday Locations:
Henderson Heights (Sept '16)
Liberty Station (Aug '16)
Eight Row Flint (July '16)
Owl Bar (June '16)
Raven Tower (May '16)
Axelrad (April '16)
Johnny McElroy's (Mar '16)
Grand Prize Bar (Feb '16)
Community Bar (Jan '16)
Mongoose vs Cobra (Dec '15)
Warren's Inn (Nov '15)
Sunshine Charlie's Big Top Lounge (Oct '15)

Past "Second Saturday" locations:
Whiskey Cake (Jan '14)
*Skipped Dec '13 due to traveling*
JJ's Alley (Nov '13)
Tap Werks (Oct '13)
Golden Phoenix (Sept '13)
Picasso Cafe (Aug '13)
Louie's On the Lake (July '13)
Greenfield Vineyard (June '13)
Old Chicago - Edmond (May '13)
The Wedge (April '13)
Sean Cumming's Irish Pub (Mar '13)
51st Street Speakeasy (Feb '13)
James E. McNellie's (Jan '13)
Red Rooster (Dec '12)
Korean House (Nov '12)
Eischen's Bar (Oct '12)

Past "Third Thursday" locations:
The Last Hurrah (VALHALLA Do It Again)! (April '12)
Molly's Pub - Downtown (Mar '12)
Catbirds (Feb '12)
The Railyard (Jan '12)
Firkin & Phoenix (Dec '11)
Dan Electro's Guitar Bar (Nov '11)
Rudyard's (Oct '11)
Berripop in Rice Village (Sept '11)
Brick House Tavern and Tap (Aug '11)
Alice's Tall Texan (July '11)
Amy's Ice Cream (June '11)
Crush in The Woodlands (May '11)
West Alabama Ice House (April '11)
Mucky Duck (Mar '11)
Sherlock's on Westheimer (Feb '11)
XYZ Lounge (Jan '11)
The Flat (Dec '010)
Moon Tower Inn (Nov '010)
BRC (Oct '010)
Big Woodrow's (Sept '010)
Agora (Aug 010)
Saffron Moroccan Cuisine (July 010)
Richmond Arms (June 010)
Cedar Creek (May 010)
Petrol Station (April 010)
Absinthe Lounge (Mar 010)
Flying Saucer (Feb 010)
Kelvin Arms (Jan 010)
Valhalla (Dec 09)
The Drinkery (Nov 09)
Kay's Lounge (Oct 09)
Papparucho's (Sept 09)
Cecil's Pub (Aug 09)
Big John's Ice House (July 09)
Poison Girl (June 09)
Goode Co. BBQ & Goode's Armadillo Palace (May 09)
Little Woodrow's in Midtown (April 09)
McElroy's Irish Pub (Mar 09)
Red Lion Pub (Feb 09)
The Stag's Head (Jan 09)
Han's Bierhaus (Dec 08)
Continental Club (Nov 08)
Chapultepec (Oct 08)
-- Canceled due to Huricane Ike -- (Sept 08)
Cafe Adobe (Aug 08)
Byzantio (July 08)
The Tasting Room (June 08)
Rice Village Pub Crawl (May 08)
Kenneally's Irish Pub (April 08)
El Patio (Mar 08)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All have been great! We've met some of the nicest people from different parts of the world by welcoming them into our home along with surfing with some wonderfull people in Stuttgart, Amsterdam and here in the U.S.

Hosted in Houston:
6 nights Lewis (Scotland)
3 nights George (West Virginia)

Hosted in Dallas:
1 night Ruth (Ireland)
2 nights Grace (and Dave and Eoin as well - Ireland)
1 night Hector (Houston, TX / Mexico)
1 night Kayleigh (Houston, TX)
1 night David (Seattle, WA)
1 night Mark (Washington D.C.)

Hosted in Oklahoma:
2 nights Benny (OKC, OK)
1 night Audrey (France)
1 night Adrien (France)
3 nights Ashish (Houston, TX)
3 nights Melanie (Houston, TX)
6 nights Kayleigh (Houston, TX)
3 nights Amy (Houston, TX)
3 nights Paige (and Will) (Houston, TX)
1 night David (Chickasha, OK)
3 nights Shane (Tulsa, OK)
1 night Janet (Stillwater, OK)
27 nights Beatrice (Milan, Italy)
1 night Josh (OKC, OK)
1 night Katie (Tulsa, OK)
1 night Pierre (France/Edmond, OK)
1 night Roni (Norman, OK)
1 night Bobbi (Norman, OK)
1 night Matt (OKC, OK)
1 night Hamad (Oxygenn) (OKC/Edmond, OK)
1 night Ramon (Tulsa, OK)
2 nights Nealio (Houston, TX)
1 night Aaron (Tulsa, OK)
6 nights Hector (Houston, TX)
3 nights Dustin (Houston, TX)
6 nights Cory (Houston, TX)
20+ nights Randy (Norman, OK)
2 nights Jason (Atlanta, GA)

Hosted in Houston:
3 nights Hector (Houston, TX)
1 night Cory (Houston, TX)
4 nights Naomi (Andover, MA)
1 night Rachel (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
1 night Jennifer (Dallas, TX)
1 night Dina (San Francisco, CA)
1 night Laura (San Francisco, CA)
3 nights Steven (Shanghai, China)
1 night Imram (Chandler, AZ)
30+ nights Rory (Austin, TX)

Surfed:
2 nights Randy (Surfed his Boat in Lake Texoma)
2 nights Kirby (Washington D.C.)
2 nights April (Los Angeles, CA)
5 nights Chet (Rapid City, SD)
3 nights Janneke (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
2 nights Marijn (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
3 nights Sandra (Stuttgart, Germany)
30+ nights Rory (Austin, TX; New York, NY; West Columbia, TX)

Interests

live music, art, skydiving, motorcycles, skateboarding, kite surfing, volleyball/walleyball, soccer/football, traveling and spending time with my friends and family.

  • arts
  • culture
  • humanities
  • contemporary art
  • photography
  • bbq
  • walking
  • pub crawls
  • motorcycles
  • boating
  • traveling
  • juggling
  • music
  • live music
  • skydiving
  • skateboarding
  • soccer
  • volleyball
  • nature
  • texas
  • ireland
  • gaelic
  • irish

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, Memento, Donnie Darko, Swingers, Shawshank Redemption, Electric Apricot - Quest for Festeroo, and lots more...

music: I love music... Anything to do with Les Claypool(Primus, Sausage, Oysterhead, C2B3, Frog Brigade, Holy Mackerel, etc...), ska, punk, country, bluegrass, funk, folk, etc... I'm very diverse in my music and I love live music! If there is a show you wanna see I'll probably join you...

books: "South of the Pumphouse" by Les Claypool, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson, and pretty much anything else by Hunter S. Thompson... other than that, I should probably make more time for reading.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watching the sun set while floating through the sky in a parachute.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could probably teach you to juggle... and maybe a little poi and how to solve a Rubik's Cube.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ireland, United States

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