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to meet keanu reeves.
i'm totally easygoing. i'm a compulsive book- and cheese-buyer. i'm kind of contrarian.
i'm pretty zen. maybe.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
i've had some ultra excellent experiences with couchsurfing while living and traveling abroad (most recently in and around europe), and while i don't currently have an open couch here in brooklyn, would love to meet up with people in new york for a drink, a coffee, a walk, a hang out, some yoga, a museum, whatever!
writing, reading, traveling, eating and drinking new things, cooking/baking/pastry, walking around, the ocean, movies, education, forests, yoga, museums, people.
also: manatees, jellyfish, ice cream, mushrooms, artichokes, tofu, and raw meat.
and then: plants, abandoned buildings, a nice font, opera, maps, old navigational instruments, glass jars and bottles, getting my hands dirty.
i like art: egon schiele, hellenistic sculpture, yoshitomo nara, aubrey beardsley, david shrigley, the gustaves (moreau, caillebotte), james castle, damien hirst, caravaggio, quentin blake, the pre-raphaelites, marcel dzama.
Music, Movies, and Books
movies: chungking express, adaptation, dead man, the breakfast club, incident at loch ness, grizzly man, waking the dead, party girl, broken english, best in show, the lives of others, footloose, dirty dancing, point break, aaaalll the step up movies and aaalll the fast and furious movies.
music: heart, jeff buckley, simon & garfunkel, led zeppelin, the doors, radiohead, philip glass, sigur ros, warpaint, beck, wilco, the flaming lips, air, katerine, bonnie prince billy.
books: haruki murakami, alice munro, charles bukowski, lorrie moore, jeffrey eugenides, flannery o'connor, paul auster, kazuo ishiguro, roald dahl, chris kraus, gary lutz, kathryn davis.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
i've gone skydiving, twice, but the amazing thing is that i don't think it's thrilling enough. skydiving is for babies! what's next?
(also, since i'm american, apparently everything is amazing. "sooo amaaaaazing!")
um. i don't know. lots of things. i had a time. i had the time of my life. this is it.
Teach, Learn, Share
i can teach a bit of english (language, grammar, creative writing), and a bit of pastry-making (cakes, pies, tarts, desserts blah blah) and a bit of yoga. and some other stuff. like conversational chinese with a bad american accent?
i can share lots about life in southern california (los angeles and orange county).
i want to learn how to drive stick-shift! and glassblowing. and country-western line dancing. and how to do that crazy loud whistle where you use your fingers. and spanish. and italian. and basic sewing. and photoshop and illustrator.
and everything, everything else.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United States