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So I get really philosophical when I poop. Which led to the name, though I'm still normally addressed as Vincent. During one of these sessions, I realized that making friends from around the world was a pretty neat and peachy idea. And Couchsurfing's a pretty neat way to meet peachy people.
I used to be cool and travel a lot, and dabble in creative activities enough to superficially convince people that I'm sort of interesting, until they know me well enough to realize that hey, I'm actually a pretty normal guy. Which most people are, but what's not normal about those not normal people who are actually quite normal is that they're not quite as candid and honest about their normalness as I am, which makes me not normal among the not normal people who are actually normal.
Get it? Good. By the way, if you've read that and discovered my real name, you're doing great! Keep going, you'll find it useful.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
***YOU SHOULD PROBABLY CHECK OUT "MY HOME" SECTION IF YOU LOVE NOT WASTING TIME***
- Not killing you
- Tennis, biking, disc golf, movies, Argentine tango, and blasting rebel scum in my TIE fighter.
- DIY projects and Pinterest-y crafts, like tweezing pubic hair into cool shapes
- Old timey mixology and pretending to be a wizard in Severus Snape's potion class while doing it.
Music, Movies, and Books
anything by Paul Thomas Anderson, Woody Allen, Richard Linklater, Hayao Miyazaki, David Lynch, Wes Anderson...predictable stuff
Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Beach Boys, Bill Evans, Velvet Underground, Miles Davis, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Django Reinhardt
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged . One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Personally taught 3 indigenous Panamanian families how to do accounting/finance and run a business.
Tricked 6 car salesmen into letting me test drive their cars so I could learn how to drive manual shift at the last minute before a 2000 km road trip through South Africa.
Hitchhiked down the USA
Summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro (elevation 5890 meters) in 5 days
Traveled through 40 different countries in 7 months with just a 20 litre backpack
Teach, Learn, Share
I would LOOOOOOVE to share trust, but I'm gonna have to ask you to verify that you've read my profile in order to do that. There are instructions in the "My Home" section, just follow that and you'll get a response from me. I care more about quality requests/guests than my response rate :)
If you're still wondering about the username, it's from a Friends episode: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/46/5f/3c/465f3cd655b2d6181ef34de59323a859.jpg
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can teach you how to execute the 2-second shirt fold technique. When done consistently, it will save you 2 months over a lifetime. That's right, how many surfers can give you two months of your life back? That's right, NONE.
I can, and only after much goading, teach you how to dance the argentine Tango like an amateur, because that's the only way I know how to dance it.
I can also teach you how to make craft-quality cocktails at home, which will save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars on cocktails bought at restaurants and bars.
I can teach you how to make sculptural mobiles in the style of Alexander Calder, which will impress alllllllll the babes. And by that, I mean actual infants.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In