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Lauren Beal

Richmond, California, United States

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  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese, Quechua
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • University of California Berkeley BA...
  • From Oakland, California
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About Me


To get where I'm going with many new friends?


Today I realized that I have not updated this since over 3 years ago. Luckily not much has changed so only small corrections have to be made.

I can't draw but I love coloring in coloring books. I just graduated from the University of California Berkeley, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, and now I'm just plain Lauren in the Bay. I'm always down to try something new and exciting but I have been known to spend hours drinking coffee and reading a good book. I like to laugh, and always laugh at my own jokes. I have poor grammar. I absolutely love candy. I am extremely clumsy. I think bookshelves are super sweet! My favorite phrase in all of life to say is either: "Asi es la vida." or "Ñukapa kuchika Benpenadami kani."


So it goes.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I surfed while I was in Brasil and went to a meeting in São Paulo. I didn't use CS in Ecuador but I certainly stayed on lots of Peace Corps volunteers couches.




silly stuff. gnomes. dinosaurs. candy. good beer. good wine. dancing. listening to music because i have no musical talent to create my own. I'm obsessed with scifi, comic books, and Zombies. I think tattoos and piercings are nifty.
my favorite vegetable is squash.
my favorite fruit is açai, even if it makes my lips titanic purple. close second is mango since açai is simply not fresh or good outside of Brazil.
my favorite fruit/vegetable is the tomato.
I prefer coffee to tea.
I have an irrational fear that small dogs might bite my achilles tendon.

Music, Movies & Books

Some favorite movies/directors: Almost Famous, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, Tarantino, Kubrick, Almodovar, To Wong Foo, Don't Be a Menace, Y tu Mama Tambien, ZOMBIE MOVIES!

MUSIC: anything that makes my foot tap really.
THE BLACK KEYS, Black Moth Super Rainbow, tUnE-YarDs, Grateful Dead, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Too Short, MSTRKRFT, Crystal Castles, Bluegrass, Bachata, Blues, Soul, RnB, Axe, Operation Ivy, Os Mutantes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Cults, Tallest Man on Earth, Aventura, Beach House, Clams Casino, Best Coast, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck... i really like to samba but i'm quite bad.
for more: http://www.last.fm/user/LBeezy4218

Books, i can never have too many..
History of Sexuality- Foucault
Rayuela- Julio Cortázar
What is the What- Dave Eggers
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Pale Fire and Lolita- Nabokov
The Savage Detectives- Roberto Bolaño

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The double rainbow at the moment I first saw Macchu Picchu.

Teach, Learn, Share

things i know how to do include: changing car tires and making friendship bracelets. so i could share that knowledge.
Learn: help me with my portuguese ! Teach me to cook your favorite meal.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Russian Federation, Sweden

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Ecuador, United States

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