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To not be another casualty of the US's overindulgence.
well, I hate doing these things, but I guess you should know:
I love to have fun, be young, crazy, fast, free and easy and whatever other euphemisms you wanna throw in to describe a mildly irresponsible life. If I could describe myself in one word I would say: spastic. Also I like food. Cooking it, eating it, smelling it, rubbing it on my body...well haven't tried that last bit yet but who knows? Maybe I'll like it. Actually now that I think of it I did take an oatmeal bath and it was pretty cool.
And I should mention that for me animals don't count as food. But I do love rubbing myself against animals as much as they love rubbing themselves against me (in a purely friendly manner, of course).
I like reading and writing, and sometimes in between my nerdy pursuits I like to drink until I jump up and spontaneously start dancing. I also love music, and I think that the joys of finding new music to get into is one of life's greatest gifts.
I am introspective at times, but mainly I like meeting new people and be overly friendly, hang out until the sun comes up, freaking squares out, do my thing, fight the power, occasionally crying when drunk and living life as if it were going to end tomorrow.
I'd like to think that I'm not some vapid wasteland of a personality, but who knows. I like cheesy shit, I like deep shit. I fancy stupid things, I fancy intelligent things. I guess it all depends on my mood. But I do believe you can be irresponsible while still being responsible. I could care less about having a job or doing what I'm supposed to, but the most important thing in life is to be the world you want to see, as in live your values. I may not care about being successful, but I do care about the world and the people in it, so I act to make the least negative impact while still enjoying all the world has to offer.
Now that I got you to hate me let me sleep on your couch!
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Letâs plunge ourselves into the roar of time, the whirl of accident; may pain and pleasure, success and failure, shift as they will - itâs only action that can make a (wo)man.- Faust
Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I'd rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me. -Dorothy Allison
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
most of the time I just like to meet people. I am often traveling too much to host (especially during the summer), but I host whenever I can!
The great thing about couchsurfing is all the open-minded and radical people on this site! And I guess I should put this disclaimer somewhere and here's as good a place as any:
If you believe that there is nothing wrong with society or that we've solved all the problems of sexism, racism, classism, ableism, etc, or if you harbor any racist, sexism, homophobic views, PLEASE don't bother contacting me unless you want me to go off on you. I will get pissed. Also: I'm sorry, but if you're a supporter of the confederate flag you're just dumb. No it's not a symbol of southern pride unless southern pride = racism, which I don't think it necessarily does. OK that's enough for my ranting (for now).
surfed in Atlanta, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Dublin. Met up with some people in New York, Brussels, Amsterdam, Montréal, Berlin. Hosted folks from all over the world in Memphis. I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting something.
I love things like music, culture, art, literature, etc. despite the fact that I have no talent for any of those things. I took a drawing class, I sucked. I took a painting class, I sucked. I decided to become a philosopher because I don't know how to write poetically. But just because I suck at all those things doesn't mean I enjoy them less while doing them.
I have a keytar and will hopefully be starting like 5 bands, plus 3 side projects in the near future. I also have an intense interest in social justice. If you hate racism/sexism/homophobia/agism or whatever other -isms that hurt people than I love you! If you indulge in one of those -isms in my presence expect to be called out on it! Also if you wanna talk to me about name-brands; rattle on about your shopping at places other than the thrift-stores, flea markets, garage sales or trashbins; or brag about how much you spend on shit or any other general capitalism-elevating conversation, expect me to not be interested.
Also I like bikes. I wanna marry them.
Music, Movies, and Books
My favourite music is:
- rap that speaks of revolutions instead of bitches and bling (i.e. Dead Prez, The Coup, Aesop Rock)
- pop (not like top 40 stuff but just like dancy shit), 80's (specifically really bad 80's R&B), 90's(in a big way- ie Salt and Pepper), and yes I have a weakness for overrated dancy hipster bullshit (MGMT, Hot Chip, MIA, Chairlift, Passion Pit, Phoenix etc.)
-New Jack Swing and anything that attempts to mimic it. Music from times when black people wore Gheri curls and dressed with flair: Mtume, Zapp and Roger, Starpoint, Kool and the Gang, The Time, Rick James, Mary Jane Girls, the imitators: Chromeo, Wallpaper.
- Folk/Alt. Country/Americana Not pop country, but that heavy shit that makes your soul weep, then makes it do a jig. (Patsy Kline, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and I guess I can throw Band of Horses, Deer Tick and Fleet Foxes into that category too)
-60's black music like Motown, Philly Soul and artists like Sam Cooke (esp him!!), The Stylistics, Temptations, Smoky Robinson, The Supremes, etc.
- the madeup genre I refer to as "Girl-rock": Florence and the Machine, The Noisettes, The Sounds, A Fine Frenzy, etc.
- Occasionally I can jam out to punk and metal, but I have to be in the mood.
When drunk, I tend to scream sing Neutral Milk Hotel, Against Me! and Old Crow Medicine Show, but I would never admit that sober. Wait...oh shit. Also I'm obsessed with Animal Collective, Radiohead, The XX and lots and lots of other bands
As for TV, I really value my brain and I don't want it washed. Although I admit I do enjoy Mad Men, 30 Rock, Glee, Community, Daily Show, Talk Soup, that one episode of Intervention... And I guess I should mention my obsession with documentaries somewhere: NOVA, anything David Attenborough or Carl Sagan has ever produced, those shows on Discovery, History, TLC about disgusting/disturbing medical ailments or about the world blowing up in typical CGI fashion- I love that shit. As for films I'm admittedly a bit of a movie elitist so I typically list directors, not titles: Miike, Kurosawa, Jonze, Bergman, Almodovar, Goddard, Welles, Fellini, Gondry, Å
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Lived in NY. Every day was crazier than the next. Also, went hashing (wikipedia that shit). Once we danced naked on a rooftop in a rainstorm with like 10 friends. And then I moved to Memphis and shit got real! And staying up for days on end in Berlin...the list is endless.
Teach, Learn, Share
My cooking skillz are legendary. I've tricked/converted many a meat-eater. One day I hope to start a restaurant.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Jamaica, Netherlands, Panama, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In