Doug Weissman

Northridge, CA, United States

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  • No longer a Student but still waiting for something more ...
  • B.A. in Modern Cultures, Languages and Literature
  • From Granda Hills, Ca U.S.A
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About Me


I Choose to except it: To Learn...Languages, Cultures, Ideas...Myself. Oh yeah, it'll take me a lifetime.


Food is my Hobby. It taste goods, looks good and is all around good.
I like Ultimate Frisbee, Football (European), Rugby, Books, writing and Movies.
Yes; I know it's surprising, a guy who likes Rugby and can read. I enjoy it.
I love the beach, the sun, the heat, surfing... Long walks at sunset, unicorns and puppies. (that's all true except for the Unicorns).


I think the world was meant to be seen through reality and not trough film and television.
I live my life because there is no one else who can live it for me.
I'm happy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I like people. I love knowing about them, their culture, their life and the differences and similarities between us. I don't have a couch yet, but when I get one it'll be up for grabs.


I've crashed on the couches of many a friends and have reciprocated that kindness to them as well. The one story that sticks out is when I traveled to London and stayed with a friend. She was studying in an International School of Economics and had a dorm room next to the theater district. After a night of catching up and drinking she allowed me to use her computer to check my e-mail and tell my family I made it to London with no problems. It was about two thirty in the morning and she passed out (alcohol does make people tired). When I realized she was a sleep, I had no pillow, no blanket and no where to sleep but the floor. I didn't want her to wake up and see some guy next to her in the morning and start to freak out, so I put on my jacket, my sweatshirt, three pairs of socks and attempted to sleep on the floor in a cool November night in London. I slept (enough), and when she awoke I was right there to greet her with a good morning. The next night we shared the bed.


Food, writing, books, movies, people, different types of alcohol, the differences between wines, food, a good conversation, nice people.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: V for Vendetta, The Rock, Duck Soup, The Great Race, L'Auberge espagnole, Cinema Paradiso, Io non Ho Paura, Back to the Future, Almost Famous,Swingers

Music: Elliot Smith, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Madeleine Peyroux, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, The littlest Man Band, Ben Folds, Harry Connick Jr.

Books: The Book Thief, The Dante Club, The Divine Comedy, Orlando Furioso, Don Quixote, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen a woman defeat cancer.
I've traveled across the United States.
I've seen the movie Casablanca.
I've kissed a girl passionately on The Ponte Vecchio in Firenze.

Teach, Learn, Share

When I have something I think is worth knowing it's coming right here.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, Fiji, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Italy, United States

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