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To memorize the entire Big Lebowski...or see EVERY country in the world.
UPDATE: After a year of planning and saving, starting June 1st I will be backpacking around the world indefinitely! I'm very excited and want YOU to be a part of it.
I want to learn about you and your life. I'll bring my guitar, you bring your voice. I'm self sufficient, but would love to spend time with you and your friends!
Greetings, I'm Shane. I'm very talkative and outgoing. I can go out with the best, but can also spend a quiet evening at home. I love intelligent conversation and exploring the city by night.
I'm most certainly likely to be "Yes Man". Would you like to go the beach? Yes! Would you like to climb that mountain? Yes! Would you like to try this dish? Yes!
I'm very respectful, clean, talkative, excitable, and inquisitive. I have a strong desire to learn new things, try new foods and broaden my perspective.
I play hackey sack at the airport, sleep way too much, haven't eaten McDonald's since February 2008 and have been known to break out a comedy routine...
I do very well with really social, talkative people. I love conversation. If you are looking for a quiet, sleepy evening while stopping through, my couch might not be your best bet. I rarely go to bed before 2:00 AM. Even rarer is me getting out of bed early!
"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" excerpt from "Who moved my cheese?"
"'What do you do for recreation?' 'Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.'" The Dude
"It is while we are young that the habit of industry is formed. If not then, it never is afterwards. The fortune of our lives, therefore, depends on employing well the short period of youth. If at any moment, my dear, you catch yourself in idleness, start from it as you would from the precipice of a gulf." Thomas Jefferson
"Nie wieder Berlin!" Eurotrip
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
By not being a typical tourist, planning events, hosting parties and spreading the good word.
Russia to Germany 2008
Ukraine to Croatia 2009
Here, there, and everywhere in KC. My roommate and I hosted 200+ surfers over a couple summers.
Southeast Asia 2010
Eurotrip V 2011
World Tour 2015-2016
Baseball, Tom Brady, trying new beer, acoustic guitar, In-A-Tub tacos, Indian food, stand-up comedy, tennis, summer walks, winter air, Russian sour cream, ukes, kebab, backpacking, parks, train rides, parking in the lines between handicap spaces, old horror movies, Finnish countryside, cheez-its...and you!
I love to talk about the physics of the universe. Much like Albert Einstein, my mind is always contemplating the unified theory.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: The Strokes, Paolo Nutini, Sigur Ros, Mississippi John Hurt, David Bowie, John Mayer, The Kooks, Ray LaMontagne, Scissor Sisters, Gogol Bordello
Movies: Field of Dreams, The Big Lebowski, Everything is Illuminated, Charlie Brown Christmas
Books: "As far as my feet will carry me" Josef Bauer, "Who moved my Cheese?" Spencer Johnson, "Life of Pi" Yann Martell "The Alchemist" Paolo C. "Parallel Worlds" Michio Kaku
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've jumped off a bridge in Sweden, was featured in a Wal-Mart commercial, made a crop circle, went to a sauna in Finland with 100 naked dudes and caught a donut thrown from Bruce Willis ( It's true, and a great story ).
Update: I was shopping for a man thong for Halloween (Partyboy costume) and the store was robbed!
Teach, Learn, Share
It's become my goal to learn how to say, "Fucking awesome!" in every language. So far: German, French, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Danish, Estonian, Hungarian, Finnish, Czech, Slovakian, Croatian, Bosnian, Swedish, Austrian German, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Creole, Italian, Welsh, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Hebrew and Turkish...
What can you add?
I've been known to teach guitar and piano.
I'm currently butchering the Russian and Swedish languages. If you can teach me a bit of yours, I would love to learn.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Friendship, late night jam sessions and some fabulous stories.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Sweden, United States