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LeAnn Skeen

Elgin, OK, United States

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 51, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • I used to work at AT&T in Tulsa. No...
  • I learned most of what I know from l...
  • From I guess I spent most of my life in Lawton OK, but I've mvd lots!
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Right now, all I want to do is visit NYC!! I went last year for 10 days but I was in the hospital!! So I only got to see the city for one hour on a bus tour before I had to get to Laguardia!! Since then, I have been trying so hard to get back!!!

ABOUT ME

I'm LeAnn. I returned to college last March and plan to finally get a BS in English. I live in Lawton, OK with my three dogs and one cat. I am married but separated from my husband Billy. I have one son who is twenty years old. His name is Justin and he has recently become engaged to a young lady named Haylie. I have a lovely stepdaughter named Celesta who just graduated from college and lives in Oklahoma City. I also have one son named Michael who died 8 years ago when he was 20. I have a young lady named Cherise who I consider to be my daughter because she lived with me while she was going to high school and was also my son's first girlfriend.

PHILOSOPHY

I try very hard to be as real as I can in all situations. I don't want to pretend to be nice, or polite in public and then come home and yell at my family. I don't want to be pretentious. It's much easier just being myself. I'm kindhearted, and basically honest.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am definitely going to tell folks about this awesome website!! It's a terrific idea and I'll do what I can to spread the word!!!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I haven't traveled much, but when I have, I stayed in hotels. The last time I went anywhere, I visited my dad in Alabama. That was an awesome trip. I went with my brother who is a priest, living in the Solomon Islands and who is well traveled. He insisted we stop in Memphis and I'm so glad he did. We mostly drove around seeing the sites. We did visit the National Civil Rights Musuem. It was amazing!! We saw the place where Martin Luther King drew his last breath and it was truly very moving.

Interests

I enjoy reading, live theater, good movies, live music, and I love animals. (Especially dogs and cats). I watch a lot of tv. My favorite show is General Hospital and thanks to myspace I get to actually talk to the stars. My favorite character is Spinelli, played by Bradford Anderson. I've been talking to him on myspace for over a year and even tt him on the phone once. I really want to meet him one day. I love to read poetry. I have a lot of friends who write really good poetry. I can't write it though. I love to go bicycle riding. That was easier in Tulsa because they had a very nice bike trail. I think it would be awesome to ride a bicycle in Manhattan, but I'm out of shape and it would probably not be as fun in reality. There is a place near here called the Wichita Mountains Winery and it's one of my favorite local places to visit. I enjoy wine and cheese, but due to a health problem, I can't drink wine anymore, but I still love the atmosphere of the winery.

Music, Movies & Books

Let's see. I can't think of everything but I'll try to come up with something. Labamba, 8 Seconds, Titanic, Elizabethtown, Days of Wine and Roses, Rebel Without a Cause,and Grapes of Wrath, are some of my favorite movies. My taste in music is all over the place. I love classic country, like Bobby Bare and George Jones. I love classic rock, like Dr. Hook, and Kiss. I love Lonnie Mack and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. I love to buy books at garage sales, and used bookstores. I enjoy good fiction. I recently read The Lovely Bones and Summer Sisters. I went to a theatrical reading of The Grapes of Wrath, not too long ago. My favorite book is Eric by Doris Lund. I first read it when I was 15 and I've read it over and over.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Oh gosh!! I've done many things that folks consider amazing for some reason. One thing that is kinda cool was being written about in a story for Time magazine in May 1992. It was a story about welfare reform which was a hot topic in those days and I was heavily involved in it. They even sent a photographer all the way to my house right here in Oklahoma to get a picture. The photographer was there for 8 hours for just one picture. Then the one they used was the first one he took!! Anyway, to this day, I have been unable to keep my own copy of that issue. Every time I have ever ordered an archived copy from Time it mysteriously disappears. And Time only has a very few copies left of that issue!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I don't think it's fair to stereotype folks. I have noticed that it's very common to think you know the kind of person someone is, based on how they look. I don't know where that comes from or why we do it but it's impossible to know someone, until you have actually spent time with them.

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