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To not be another homeless college student. I'm moving down from Lake Stevens, WA and hope to have myself a room to live in Oct. 1st.
That's best left to other people, I think. Personally I believe I am shy and quiet at first, but happy to chat it up once things warm up. Sometimes I feel like I like machines better than people, but then people will surprise me with their wonderfulness. The problem is my initial reservedness can scare them off. I'm kind of self-absorbed and into my own thing, so I can be kind of oblivious of my surroundings at times.
It seems my generation would describe itself as existentialist. I'm here to learn about myself through experience, and interaction with others.
On top of that I take an example from Jim Henson and want to leave the world better than I found it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am totally keen on making the journeys of people like me a pleasanter one than what I've been through.
Well I met a fellow on the bus who said he knew me from high school, and though I couldn't remember him, scarcely believed him and he smelled a bit like homeless, I let him stay at my family's house for a couple of nights. It turns out he was running away from his girlfriend, who he got in a fight with and was in the hospital giving birth to their third child. What a prick.
Another time a poorly-advised soon to be married couple stayed at my place for a night. I also gave them money for a marriage license some time before. The guy turned out to be a child molester. He wrote to me from prison some time later. At some other point I bought lunch for the girl and a couple of her friends, and they didn't even thank me.
But generally, these people didn't mean me any harm, and I didn't *have* to do anything for them. They just didn't want to sleep in a gutter. (who sleeps in a gutter, anyway? Honestly.)
I'm actually quite willing to give shelter to folks in need, with a *clean* record and somewhere they're going to. I wouldn't expect others to tolerate anything less.
I've couch surfed a couple nights here and there with some folks I knew online for a time. The last time, they got upset at me for not giving enough warning before showing up at their front door one weekend. But that was mostly a misunderstanding. I went to a concert with them before that, and by 2:00 AM I was still a bit drunk, I walked home with them, everyone went to bed without even looking at me, I suppose assuming I would sleep there that night. I told them the following morning I was planning to be in town for about five days, thinking I would sleep in the car, unless they didn't mind me on their couch of course.
This was interpreted as hoisting my presence upon them for a week without warning. I felt really horrible about it, and I'm still trying to avoid asking them for any help.
I don't mind sleeping in my car, the hard part is finding a place to park where you won't get disturbed by passers-by/cops/rapists.
I'd rather spend that energy and time on house-hunting, and homework.
Drawing, animation, nature, ukulele, piano, comics, travelling, enlightenment, feminism, pretty architecture, invention, electronics, animals...
- womens rights
Music, Movies, and Books
Either pretty CG ones or those mundane indy ones that turn out to be really rewarding upon viewing them. Coughfolkmusiccough, classical, even hip-hop and country. Why shun a genre?
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Mt. Rainier's blood-red sunset, Burning Man, my family's "Grapes of Wrath trip" from Alaska to Arizona, raised a nephew, it depends on what's amazing to you.
Teach, Learn, Share
Well. I've done some life drawing sessions.