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Quick poll suggests these top attributes if you were to google 'T Chapman description':
1. Chaotically organised
2. Big fan of sandwiches
3. Known to refer to himself in third person and objects in first person
There are more than two sides to a coin, it depends how you look at it.
Things seem to work out.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I like to meet different people, and reciprocity and sharing are important to me.
I've used Couchsurfing for a fair while now and enjoy meeting interesting and interested people. I understand that not everyone speaks English or Spanish, so SEND ME A REQUEST IN YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE and I'll GoogleTranslate it. In your couch request TELL ME WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY WITH ME.
If you just write a generic message looking for a place to stay I will just reply telling you where there are places to stay. If you send me a copy paste request, I'll send you a copy paste response.
I'm a vocal advocate of CSing to people I consider appropriate. I'm not sure if that is allowed under the EULA but no one reads those anyway, they just check the box "I Have Read This and Agree". I might be a good ambassador for CSing but not one of the serious ones with flags. I've not had much practice with flags.
Sports, culture, amateur philosophy (read: talking/discussing/debating anything from LA Lakers to language semantics), people appreciating my pool cleaning abilities in CS requests.
Music, Movies, and Books
Good movies. I don't care much for fantasy though.
The Bobs- Dylan and Marley, Vivaldi, Led Zeppelin, Doors, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, INXS and a bit of the old Ludwig Van. Assorted contemporary when necessary.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I don't mean to brag but I've got three:
1. Recovered our pool from the Algae Bloom of 20 o'10.
2. Refilled our pool after the disastrous Twenty11 draining.
3. Rejoiced in our pool after a successful and algal-free Winter 2012!!
Note: we don't have a pool anymore.
Teach, Learn, Share
The only time you don't learn is if you choose not to.
I can teach you how to walk very proficiently along busy footpaths.
I've also got a little certificate somewhere that says I can teach English.
What I Can Share with Hosts
A place to stay but unfortunately not too much time at the moment between working, sports and general things. Still try to catch the sunset and do a few things when we can.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Hong Kong, United States