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Mike Wilson

Morrisville, NC, United States

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Overview

  • 29 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Student/Tutor/Online Educator
  • B.S. Physics, M. Eng. Acoustics
  • From Columbus, NJ
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I rely on hospitality while traveling, so I'll happily offer the same.

ABOUT ME

I am a student in NC State's Physics Graduate Program going for a Ph.D. I suppose I'm a scientist at heart, but in my spare time I delve in arts such as music, photography, animation and film. I've been playing guitar for over a decade and I've developed a quite eclectic music taste in addition to an appreciation of almost any genre of music. Queen is by far my favorite band, but I have also a great respect for improvisational styles like jazz and bluegrass as well as good songwriting.

I make internet videos on Science, Food, Travel and more! Go to http://www.youtube.com/thepointstudios to watch them!

Other than that, I found a love for good food (I cook) and craft beer (I brew) and I try to get in a game of tennis when I can.

PHILOSOPHY

Traveling keeps life interesting and new people and experiences broaden one's mind.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I found a love for the road a few years ago. It's great to have a place to crash besides a hotel or campsite (I still recommend camping, I love camping on a trip). So if you'd let me sleep on your couch, I'd let you sleep on mine. My door's always open.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I like maps. I like people. Here's a map of the various places I've traveled and the various people I've met so far: http://dft.ba/-WorldPeopleMap CouchSurfing makes this possible.

Interests

Traveling, Road Trips, People, Beer, Food, Breads, Sandwiches, Animation/Film, Good Movies, Bad Movies, Physics, Acoustics, Tennis, Music, Guitar, Jazz, Bluegrass, Cards, Spades, Drop Four, Photography

Music, Movies & Books

Music:
There's nothing like the live music experience.
Here's ten great things I've seen recently:
Bobby Hicks, Tony Williamson & Ron Shuffler
Billy Strings & Don Julin
Mipso
Nightcrawlers
The Dukes of Dixieland
Rudi Richard's Rambling Racoons
Rohan Krishnamurthy
Railroad Earth
Howard Levy
John Scofield

Movies:
2001: A Space Odyssey, Better Off Dead, Big, Blazing Saddles, Blue Velvet, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Breaking Away, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Casablanca, City of God, A Clockwork Orange, A Close Shave, The Commitments, Coraline, Dr. Strangelove, Fantasia, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fargo, Fight Club, The Godfather, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Heat, How to Steal a Million, The Lady and the Reaper, The Iron Giant, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lawrence of Arabia, Life Is Beautiful, The Lord of the Rings, Mary & Max, Miller's Crossing, Mongol, Moonrise Kingdom, Operation Condor, Pan's Labyrinth, Playtime, Peter and the Wolf, Pulp Fiction, The Princess Bride, Repo Man, Sherlock Jr., Talk to Her, Tuba Atlantic, The Usual Suspects, Up, Vertigo, WALL-E, WarGames, West Side Story

Books:
2010: Odyssey Two, The Airman and the Carpenter, The Count of Monte Cristo, Ender's Game, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The Princess Bride

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I spent a month and 10,000 miles driving around the US. I got to see my country and experience the road. A flavor of America, it's cities, national parks, and breweries. Then I did another 3 trips over 3,000 miles because I couldn't get enough! I'm at 46 US states and counting!

Teach, Learn, Share

I believe the sandwich is the most elegant form of food. It is the most versatile and most complete. I am willing to prepare, teach, and consume any of my personal creations with any willing to enjoy them (including many tastes from vegetarian to the best hamburger you will ever have).

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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