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Robin Silver

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • aspiring vigilante, whatever i can s...
  • every day, all my life
  • From Philadelphia, PA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

become a stranger in a strange land

ABOUT ME

I am a dyed in the wool urbanite with a deep desire to live in the jungle, or the mountains, or some other place where you don't hear car horns; for now the herbs on my balcony will have to suffice. Books are my favorite thing in the universe and people are my favorite animals. I want to know something about everything. I want to meet anyone who can give me a fresh perspective. I like good questions as much as I like the corresponding answers; sometimes more. I like baking, my ukulele, and late-night walks. I like drinking things that start with the letter W (and coffee). I like spontaneity and my willingness to say YES! might be both my best and worst quality. Yoga is a pretty important part of my life, because it keeps me sane and balanced. I've been writing poetry longer than I've done anything else really. All I really want to do is experience as much life as I can while I still can.

PHILOSOPHY

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Gandhi

Let you be you, and let me be me. I believe in kindness & respect for every one & thing. I believe in experience. I believe that the power of love is the greatest power. I believe that positivity is the key to changing the world.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosted a bunch in Philadelphia, surfed some around the US and in China, met some lovely people in various Asian cities

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

crossed paths with so many wonderful people. has changed my life and my self so much for the better, hyperbole not included.

Interests

Almost anything that can be filed under "the arts," hiking and biking, dive bars, dancing like a fool, cooking and baking, useless trivia (which will, granted, be useful when i make my game-show millions), things that grow and how to grow them (vegetables, flowers, ideas, love, etc), tattoos, distractions, ukulele, the sociological imagination, and spending time with people who challenge me, make me laugh, and make me think.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Lost Horizon, the Phantom Tollbooth, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, the Stranger, the Little Prince, Nine Stories, Franny & Zooey, Roald Dahl (especially his adult fiction), David Sedaris, Truman Capote (especially In Cold Blood and, of course, Breakfast at Tiffany's), Richard Brautigan, Samuel Beckett, Jack Gilbert, Walt Whitman, Pablo Neruda, Mary Oliver, Agatha Christie, Garcia Marquez, last on the list but first in my heart Kurt Vonnegut

Movies: Annie Hall, Almost Famous, Casablanca, Cry-baby (and everything else John Waters), Cohen brothers, Amelie, Harold and Maude, Pulp Fiction, Roman Holiday, Lost in Translation, the Jerk, Coffee and Cigarettes...

Musically I can be somewhat fanatical, rock and roll is in my bones but I'm open to pretty much anything... the main ones are: Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Otis Redding, Wavves, Led Zeppelin, Wilco, Kanye, the White Stripes, the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, Django Reindhart, Frank Zappa, K'naan, Devendra Banhart, Immortal Technique, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Serge Gainsbourg and my friends playing sweet melodies on my couch late at night...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

One time I crashed my car going 70 mph into the median of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Not only did I and my two friends walk away unscathed but it ended up being one of the most fun nights/days ever.
Forging a close relationship that transgresses cultural, generational and language barriers.
I love mountaintops and skydiving as much as anyone, but I find the smaller things the most amazing, in that they stick the longest.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have the world's best brownie recipe. The art of late-night philosophy. Blowing perfect smoke rings. Bad jokes. Good jokes, sometimes. Poetry, sometimes.
As far as learning, I'm interested in whatever you want to share. Also, swear words in as many languages as possible.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Israel, Monaco, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

China, United States

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