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Overview

  • 108 References 90 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning English, French, Spanish
  • 114, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Urban/Transportation/Land Use Planner
  • a bunch of college but I learn so much more from travelli...
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me

Please read this:

July and August are FULLY BOOKED! Sorry, but it's really busy here. If you hosted me, or I know you, or you're bike touring, I can try and fit you in or find a host for you. Otherwise, please don't send requests for May and June. Thanks.

DO THIS, PLEASE:
1.) Have a complete profile, with references if possible. You're more likely to get selected if you take the time to share yourself.

2.)USE THE BUTTON WITH THE LITTLE COUCH for couch requests. Don't send a message.

3.) If you're just looking for free accommodations, you're missing the point. This isn't the place for you.

4.)Show that you care by reading my profile. Be interesting, not patronizing.

5.) Keep looking. I often can't respond promptly as hosts here get many requests every day. I don't always have time to ck. requests. Sorry :-(

If you are having trouble finding a place in SF, be sure to check out Oakland and Berkeley. Both are close, but on the other side of the bay. There are frequent BART trains that go under the Bay to San Francisco and both the San Francisco and Oakland Airports, and they're both nice places on their own.

CURRENT MISSION

Love, health, and happiness for all, with no one left out. Create livable cities with thriving communities, and sustainable transportation systems. Eat good food! Shame is bad, sex is good. People like it! Art will set you free.

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Use this link: https://www.uber.com/invite/jg80w to set up an UBER account. You or I may get perks, like some free taxi credit.

I have an AirBnB room as well: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10813277

ABOUT ME
I'm an infrequently-practicing artist and a constant architecture wonk. I'm kind of a hedonist, because I like things stimulate my brain and/or my senses: food, wine, art, sex, music, the sea, massage, art, smells, views, flowers, poetry, umami, power tools, etc. I love to learn about almost anything.

I'm friendly and laid back, and have a "mi casa es su casa" philosophy. We'll get along best if you relax and get comfortable here, and ask for anything you want or need. Sexually, I'm mostly gay, but not always. I won't discriminate against you no matter what gender, race, age, preference, you are. All good and interesting people are welcome.

I'm not much of a nightlife person, so if you want to go out to clubs/parties/etc. you may have more fun staying with twenty-something hosts who can take you out to places that I don't know much about, or I'm just too coool to bother with :^)

I work as a Transportation Planner. I like what I do. I use my job to promote good projects that will give people more places to live that are walk-able, bike-able, and sustainable, and more choices about how they get around. "Community building" "Sustainable"

I love traveling, especially bicycle touring, good design, gardening, cooking, all kinds of music, reading, film, country hikes and city walks.

I have a big flat to myself at the moment, but I try to keep chaos level low. My cherished former flat mates got their own place, which is very good for them, but I miss them.

I have 2 very active and gregarious young cats that I "rescued" from the animal shelter. They were born April first, 2014 (Poisson d'Avril!) They are lots of fun and will probably sleep with you, and certainly will inspect your luggage, maybe magically turn your clothes into a cat bed.

PHILOSOPHY

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
-Helen Keller

“What is in your head - throw it away!
What is in your hand - give it up!
Whatever happens - don't turn away from it.
-Abu Said ibn Abil-Khair (10th Century Sufi Master)

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE AREN'T THINGS
Amen!

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" -- Patrick Dennis (Auntie Mame)

"Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was " --Margaret Mitchell

How to be a great guest:
http://about.couchsurfing.com/about/resource-center/
http://about.couchsurfing.com/about/values/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

If your main motivation for couchsurfing is a free place to crash, you're missing a great opportunity. You are a great person with something unique to give to the world. It takes nothing more than an attitude tweak. Be your self, or move on.

I've never had a (really) bad guest!

WHAT MAKES YOU A GREAT GUEST?
A certain kind of maturity and generosity of spirit. Make yourself at home, and be thoughtful. Imagine what it is like to host you. Surprise me with something. Communicate, and have a good sense of humor.

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Mostly I host. I've met amazing folks from around the globe. My guests have run the gamut from great to extraordinary. You all make me feel mighty real!

I keep a photo-chronicle of guests having their first-ever burrito. Burrito virgins losing it in SF.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I host much more than I guest. I have had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful people. Most brought with them unexpected generosity, warmth, intimacy, camaraderie, humor, good music, and great fun.

I spent a month in UK and France, and was able to stay with CSers who I hosted in the past. All were FABULOUS hosts, and knowing them made the trip magic. Thank you all!! I love you! You are awesome!

Interests

Bicycling, bike touring, art, architecture, cities, urban environment, travel, collecting modern art, nature, beaches, wilderness, hiking and walking, reading, gardening and gardens, good wine, reading more, films, flirting, live music, watching Netflix movies in bed. Suggestions?

  • animals
  • cats
  • arts
  • poetry
  • architecture
  • design
  • modern art
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • wine
  • running
  • walking
  • nightlife
  • partying
  • clubbing
  • gardening
  • clothing
  • flowers
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • painting
  • investing
  • magic
  • music
  • live music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Books, they're so decorative! I also try to get through the New Yorker magazine each week. I like to read. I recently bought a TV so I (or we) can watch movies in bed. Reading less, watching more. I hate my life for that.... but I've seen some extraordinary movies and shows.
I'm Mr. Eclectic when it comes to music: Everything from Bach (Glen Gould on piano of course), Chopin, Brahms, Bjork, Blake, Bowie, Bon Iver, Department of Eagles, Megafaun, Animal Collective, Iron and Wine, Shostakovitch, Fever Ray, Fuckbuttons, Chem Bros, etc. Areeetha!!!
I love vocal jazz, and piano jazz. I have a huge man-crush on Brad Mehldau.
Bring me music, and I'll give you some.

I have taken a few CSrs to the Castro or the Paramount theaters for old movies. Both have big organs (if you're a fan) that get played between films. So much fun!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have spent months touring Morocco on a bicycle. It was like living in a dream. The same for Turkey, France, Spain, England, and California. My favorite way to travel is by bike.

I once stayed in a very old chateau in France with a working dungeon, and a real live dungeon master. He was there to "show me the ropes" as it were. The experience left a very nice impression on me. They earned a Best Customer Service rating.

I have cooked dinners for Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs. Only Bill survived, unfortunately.

Teach, Learn, Share

First, I will teach you that if you buy a remarkably cheap go-phone or sim card (available at almost any drugstore, supermarket, etc.) and get an American phone number, you will have more fun, and your hosts will appreciate being able to keep in touch. If you invest a bit more in a smart phone, you can actually find out where you are, and you can find instant sex dates sorted by distance from where ever you are. What a world!

I can teach you how to cook a lot of things.
I can make something out of nothing.
I love to learn to make things from the cuisine of your country, even this one.
I can take you on a beautiful bike ride.
I can teach you the names of some plants.
I can preach about planning, design, and sustainability until my face turns blue, or green.
If we go to the museum, we can talk about art, historical context, symbolism, and zeitgeist.
I'd like to learn to knit, and finish remodeling my kitchen. Carpenters get breakfast in bed. I also love to learn about what you do, what you're passionate about, what you'd like to try at least once.
I can listen without judgement.
Each day, and night is an exciting opportunity. What will you do with it?

What I Can Share with Hosts

Anything you want. I'll be your slave :-)
Stories, advice, adventures
Massage, face painting.
I'll cook you a meal or two, or take you out.
I'll regard you as a deity.
I'll listen without judgement
I will give you XXL gratitude, a multitude of thanks.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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