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I'm an engaging, warm San Franciscan who's always game for meeting new people and experiencing new things, which I suppose is why I'm on this site. The ones who know me best would say I'm compassionate, mature, and generous, with a penchant for silliness.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Meet people, why else? Oh yea and a place to sleep is always nice.
I like to think I bridge the gap between a city girl and an outdoor adventurer. My trips usually fall into the latter with my ideal vacations involving some elements of camping, scuba-diving, and hiking. I've recently completed my Masters and am gearing up for a 6 month round-the-world trip with my partner for a much-needed break before reentering the hectic pace of the workplace. I love biking all around San Francisco, cooking dinner, and playing guitar. When I happen to have a day off I love syncing up with friends to grab a bit or lounge in the park, dancing to salsa or a good DJ set, perusing good movies/TV on Netflix or HBO, and reading a good book. If I manage to get away for longer it's usually a camping excursion in the bay area or the occasional festival: Burning Man, Symbiosis, and Lightning in a Bottle are faves.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Post-Punk, Indie, Breakbeat EDM, Psychedelic Rock, Classical, Motown
Movies: Childhood favorite - Labyrinth! Willy Wonka, Annie Hall, Rosemary's Baby, Pulp Fiction, Life is Beautiful, American Beauty, Amelie, Singin in the Rain, Indiana Jones trilogy, Reality Bites, Before Sunrise/Before Sunset, and The Princess Bride.
Fav books: Skinny Legs and All, Middlesex, Geek Love, Ishmael, Galapagos, Malcolm Gladwell, Haruki Murakami, and Richard Yates.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbing the ruins of Petra in Jordan was a magical experience, albeit one that led me to pull out my back and spend the night sleeping in the warm kitchen of a hostel.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a great listener and always willing to lend an empathetic ear. Can't say I have phenomenal skills to share but I'm willing to pitch in where help is needed and I'm a decent cook..I hope. Learning is a lifelong endeavor. My favorite knowledge is learning about people --their culture, their language, and their stories.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Good conversation, food and drink
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, United States