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Shawn Lauzon

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Psychology student + PT Android deve...
  • BS Computer Science, studying Psycho...
  • From Lake Mills, WI, USA
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About Me

CURRENTLY

In Rio de Janeiro solo Jan 22 - Jan 27! Contact me to explore together.

CURRENT MISSION

Learn about the human mind, an amazing and never dull piece of machinery. Pursuing a PhD in Psychology to do research.

ABOUT ME

I'm a friendly, social guy, loves good conversation, especially over a glass of wine. Non-smoker, have a couple roommates, like to travel but never enough of it.

I moved to New York almost exactly a year ago, from Austin TX. I've spent most of that time working for the great company I'm a part of. Unfortunately that means not spending enough time exploring the city. Well, except for speakeasies, and I do know a couple good ones that I like to share with people visiting.

I used to play bass guitar and spin vinyl, but don't do much of any of it at the moment. I still enjoy going to see amazing, thought-provoking movies.

I like to talk politics, sociology, religion, movies, and just about any subject you can think of. I want to hear different perspectives, especially about how our cultures are the same and different.

PHILOSOPHY

Treat others as you want to be treated.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hosted more when I used to live in Austin, TX, but I'm just starting again in New York.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first experience was 2011, meeting a wonderful gentleman in Dublin who was super awesome and even sang a few songs for us! I was able to host a pair of Americans for SXSW this year, and a pair of Germans a bit later. Everyone was great and friendly and (yet again) awesome.

Interests

It's cliche to say, but I love music, either going to see live performance or discovering new groups. And in general, I'm interested in just about everything, from staying in a city and going to museums by day or a club by night, as well as relaxing in the country, reading a book.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Children of Men, Barry Lyndon, Amelie, The Pianist, Almost Famous, Lawrence of Arabia, Scrooge, Moulin Rouge, Lord of the Rings

Music: Currently listening to electro-pop with female vocalist, especially Émilie Simon right now. But my taste covers hard rock like Queens of the Stonge Age to Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.

Books: I've started to read the 100 greatest novels in the world and I think I have around 94 to go. Great Expectations I think was my favorite, but Don Quixote is a nice read, though long. Currently reading Native Son.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I spent a month in Cameroon doing volunteer work where my only shower was dumping a bucket of water on my head and where kids daily would point at me and yell "white man white man!"

Teach, Learn, Share

Wow, so many thinks I love to share and talk about: French. Krav Maga. DJing. Cooking. Programming. Soldering. Building a birdhouse. Forgetting things. Remembering things.

Countries I've Visited

Cameroon, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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