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Living the dream and having so much fun I can't stand it. I'm in a social psychology grad program and study culture, social class, and identity. I also freelance often as a statistician, usually for some big tech companies, because apparently those things are related.
I remember names, have a difficult time giving simple answers, and often have to bite my lip to keep from laughing unprovoked. Just because, stuff.
In my free time I'm usually out on the town, arm wrestling with dinosaurs, taking whiskey shots with e-woks, and in generally, winning a lovers' quarrel with the human race.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I enjoy meeting new people and have always enjoyed couch surfing when traveling. I've hosted a handful of people when living in Pittsburgh and Seattle, and have also surfed in Oregon, Washington, Germany, and the UK.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Zadie Smith, James Morrow, David Sedaris, Richard Dawkins, B.F. Skinner, Tobias Wolff, Michel Foucault, DFW, Christopher Hitchens. I've also been on a big Isabel Allende kick recently.
Movies: Magnoila, Snatch, Watership Down, I love you Phillip Morris, Man on Wire, City of God.
Music: The Mars Volta, David Bazan, Horse the Band, The Blood Brothers, Turin Brakes, Iron and Wine, Sigur Ros, Kaki King, Ratatat, Six Parts Seven, Eisley, Homesick for Space.
Food: Yes, I'll have all the food please. Pho, ramen, dumplings, curry, avocado for DAYS, salted caramel ice cream, spinach stuffed mushrooms, french onion soup, garlic naan and chicken tandoori. Remember that scene from Shazzam, when Shaq makes it rain food?
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was 25 I invented a suite of social media machine-learning algorithms, several of which went to patent. I wish I could say they're making the world a better place, but chances are they're out drinking Olde English 40's and loitering on the various stoops of the internet.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I've been told I make a MEAN grilled cheese sandwich and that my singing sounds like a walrus giving birth to farm equipment. So look forward to that.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom