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An American in Gent! My Dutch is bad, my cooking is good and my sanity is questionable.
An unrepentant film geek at heart who enjoys long camping trips, drunk cooking, and globe-traipsing just cause. I'm hilarious in a dry, dark way and exciting in a "hey let's jump in the car and drive across the continent because we can" kind of way.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
The number of incredible life-long friends I have made through my travels or this website is priceless.
The southern hospitality in me gets a kick out of hosting and taking an active interest in showing my guests around the city.
The cheapass in me enjoys crashing on your couch like a bum and winning your heart.
Travel, Film, Camping, Music, Beer
Music, Movies, and Books
Picture the usual film snob list consisting of 75% artsy fartsy flicks and 25% guilty pleasure movies and you're probably spot on
In Bruges, Blue Valentine, M, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Gone Baby Gone, Yojimbo, Bronson, Dr. Strangelove, A Single Man, The Graduate, Groundhog Day, Children of Men, Midnight In Paris
Coming from Austin, a major music city and just by the nature of my job my music tastes tend to lean towards the local, the obscure and the exciting.
Girl Band, The OBGMs, Otis The Destroyer, Feral Future, Leopold & His Fiction, Fufanu, Foreign Mothers, Crooked Bangs, Purple, Roger Sellers... this list could go on and on
Current reading stack consists of Jonathan Ames, Jennifer Egan, Jack London and William S. Burroughs
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spent two weeks driving highway 1 and camping Big Sur solo.
Solo hiked across all of Iceland for 3 months.
Teach, Learn, Share
If you surf with me you are pretty much guaranteed to be subjected to at least one useless movie trivia fact, shown the must sees and hidden secrets of the city, and maybe an impromptu trip to somewhere cool outside the city limits.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, United States