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I'm 22, and finishing up a BFA in my hometown by the sea, but I head toward mountains whenever I get the chance. I'm hooked on couchsurfing, youtube and instructables. I love how the internet harbours community when it is used properly. I love teaching and learning from those around me. Banjo puts me into a trance and makes me fall in love. You might lose me for a couple hours if you take me to a hardware store. I like doing things the old fashioned, hard way because it stops me from getting lazy and stupid. Sharing skills is better than paying for services. I used to be a vegetarian but then I went to the Yukon. I'm allergic to cats but I love dogs. Happy people make me happy!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have not yet been able to host because I've been on the move, but I've made great contacts through CS and am lucky enough to have met every one of the people I connected with on the site, whether I stayed with them or just had coffee. One more trip to get through and then my couch will definitely be up for grabs!
I've couchsurfed and hosted many times without this site, but CS set me up with an amazing lady and her son while travelling up north. I felt right at home and couldn't get over this woman's energy and generosity. Even after I had to move on, she continued to allow me to use her fridge, laundry and closet for storage when I was tenting near by! We had a lot in common and this became clear when I browsed her bookshelf. About 36/40 books were either ones I owned myself or had borrowed from the library. I can't wait to see her lovely family again.
learning to do things for myself
Banjos- how they look, how they sound, but NOT how I can't play it well
new friends/ old friends/ the ones in between
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
I love watching movies, but I'm not good at remembering titles.
folky, bluesy, bluegrass, motown, electronic, and rock stuff. Depends on the band, depends on the song!
How-to books! Natural history books! Or anything with pictures that isn't exhausting after I finish absorbing art history articles
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
While travelling one spring I was watching baby sparrows flying from the nest for the first time. One by one the popped out of the hole of their nests attached to the side of a cabin. One chick was a little bit on the chubby side and wriggle and writhe as he might, he could not get anything past his neck out of the opening. He ducked back inside and appeared to charge and the entrance. After the 4th or 5th lunge, a mother swallow in a neighbouring nest got impatient and flew over, took the chick's head in her beak and pulled him out of the opening.
I didn't know whether to be amazed, or burst out laughing!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can make great beef jerky, and I enjoy discussing conceptual art theory and public education issues.
I really want to learn how to play banjo better, and I am always seeking more outdoor survival skills.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Libya, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United States