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I relish in learning about other's stories and experiences!
I enjoy exploring, and occasionally diverting from my route to see where a random path leads.
I appreciate the arts; live music, contemporary art, performing arts, plays, symphony orchestras . . .
I enjoy home cooked meals, trying out new foods.
Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
"one of the many examples in the history of science showed that the prepared mind can see the road to progress where others see only a fortuitous event"
Life is long, do what you want!
What is meant to happen, will.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting when the opportunity to do so safely is presented.
I started by attending CS meetings and activities, then hosting events in an effort to activate the Tulsa CS group (star parties, trivia nights, potlucks, museum outings, river float trips).
Although it has been some time since I have organized an activity I am always up for meeting.
Surfed with and hosted new friends!
Connected with amazing people
Been to and seen places beyond my imagination
Made lasting friendships
Continue to have life-enriching experiences
Learned about other cultures
Have rested comfortably in kind hosts homes
Sitting next to the water
Listen to fresh water flow
Watching clear water run
Visiting the park
Seeing how people live day to day in other cities and countries.
Music, Movies, and Books
Alchemist; Manuscript Found in Accra (Paulo Coelho)
Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin)
Howards End (E.M. Forster)
I Like You; Hospitality Under The Influence (Amy Sedaris)
This Is The Story of A Happy Marriage (Anne Patchett)
Out of Captivity (Gonsalves, Howes, Stansell, Brozek)
Blink ( Malcolm Gladwell)
Babbitt (Sinclair Lewis)
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (David Sedaris)
Who Moved My Cheese (Spencer Johnson)
You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap) (Tammy Strobel)
I'm picky with films this is a short list of the ones I remember enjoying:
Drive (Ryan Gosling)
Original Alice in Wonderland
The Slipper and the Rose
Hits (Davis Cross)
older black and white films
How I Met Your Mother
Red Hott Chili Peppers
Shiny Toy Guns
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Five Finger Death Punch
One of my favorites is the second Movement: allegretto scherzando from Beethoven's 8th Symphony
The Moth storytelling
Dinner Party Download
Here's the Thing
You Need A Budget
This American Life
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Waking up on the train and watching the sun rise as it rode along the river
Growing herbs on my windowsill
Teach, Learn, Share
- looking at the positive in a situation
- that much can be appreciated by learning about the history of a city
- Spanish words and phrases
Wants to learn:
- to read music
- how to say hello, good morning, good afternoon and good night and thank you in many languages
- how to navigate and get oriented only using a map and the cardinal directions and other survival skills
- other people's stories
- something I didn't know before
- eat healthy (most of the time)
- adventures, traveling
- walking tours
- good times
- and delicious food :)
Something I do want to watch is an animal giving birth live. A lion would be nice.
Countries I’ve Visited
Countries I’ve Lived In