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I'm Michelle *now* from Hawaii! I was born and bred on the West coast, loved & lived in NYC but now live on a little island! I care about various social issues and enjoy meeting new people, dancing, trying new foods, venturing into small pubs, pretending that I can sing well, rooftop films, quirky theater, freak shows, comedy clubs, jazz clubs, generally being silly.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
At the moment I'm a warm body for empty couches. I also meet tourists from time to time and show them around where I'm residing.
Three in Netherlands, one in France, one in Miami!
Lindy hop/swing dancing, pretending I can edit films, sewing, photography, progressive politics, learning more about space/time/physics, performance art, karaoking in groups.
Music, Movies, and Books
Cat Power, Django Reinhardt, David Bazan, The Clash, Bessie Smith, Jacqueline du Pre, The Kinks, The Fratellis, Wire, Tom Waits, Arctic Monkeys, Le Tigre, romantic period pieces, Roald Dahl, Aldous Huxley, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Life Aquatic, Kung Fu Hustle, The Three Amigos, original Twilight Zone series (Rod Serling was the man), Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Michio Kaku, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mantissa.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Helicopter ride over Central Park, Rode in an elevator with Noam Chomsky after his panel at the YDS conference in 2007, met Cornel West after his panel discussion in 2007, taken Greyhound bus across country a few times. In general witnessing the daily goings on that is nyc, which is pretty damn amazing in and of itself.
Teach, Learn, Share
The same people I enjoy ;)
What I Can Share with Hosts
Lindy hop (swing dancing) partner, coffeeshop/movie/karaoke buddy.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, United States