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Change the World by positively affecting others and facilitating growth through Circus arts; making the world a better place one smile at a time!
After moving to San Diego I began Cirque Quirk as a means to share the happiness, joy, and wonder of life with audiences while making myself sustainable and to get paid international Travel!
I'm an idealist, training always! I am undergoing constant introspective analysis and educating myself to be my best. I work for several performance art troupes and frequently travel to perform (and can't host). I am a very socially and politically minded person, I'm 31 and have loved the past 9 years of traveling! The world has completely opened itself up to me and I am just attempting to absorb everything it has to offer. I am a very open person that embraces many different things with a passion. I love biking and juggling and climbing to the highest peak I can find for the view among other things. Interpersonal relationships are very important to me, my friends some of the closest and dearest things in my life. I am very outside the box and further work to debunk social conditioning that I have received over the course of my life in an attempt to understand life, the world, and the purpose of being here on Earth. I have delved into many different areas of studies, love to learn day to day. I am a very honest, open, and communicative person that embraces balance, the yin-yang of life; being a Libra... Live in the here and now, for it is the only moment we truly have.
I am also happily married, in a loving and polyamorous partnership with the best woman I've met yet!
I can gain or learn something from every individual I meet, every situation that I get into, and every place that I come across. Everything has been put into my life for a reason and if I am perceptive and aware enough then I can gain all of the lessons that I need to learn in this lifetime.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I try to share myself and my ideas with others to help promote understanding between cultures and different ways of life. Helping inspire change in the world is very important to me. I also like to help organize meets and events when I can, and if not organize, at least help. I also try and mention if not discuss couchsurfing to others that I feel would be positive members of the CS community. I am willing to teach workshops in places where they seem needed and appropriate in anything that I know.
For the past 9 years I've been traveling off and on, WWOOFing or Couchsurfing in 10 different countries and 30 different states! My experiences have been nothing but positive, every host has been amazing, I try to help and give back where I can! I have gone to several meetings including the Festival of Light meet in Lyon, France 06; New Years 2007 in Barcelona, Community Potluck in Portland, 2009, Winter Solstice Baja California Sur Mexico 2009, among others; all of which were amazing, inspiring and I want to attend and create more.
ecological/biological/organic farming, alternative thinking, biking, traveling, sailing, good conversations, Politics, sociology, cultures, languages, sustainable living, intentional communities, WWOOFING, couch surfing, Climate change, Minimizing impact on the world, Art, art creation, photography, experimentation (I'll try almost anything at least once). Playing soccer,exercising, playing ultimate frisbee, watching good movies, Partying, good food and cooking, beautiful places, dancing, laughing, enjoying life, camping, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, yurt trips, white water rafting, trekking up mountains, day-trips to beautiful areas, scuba diving, sailing, swimming, juggling, stilt walking, traveling, new adventures and experiences, Open-mindedness, free-thinking, free-spiritedness, non-conformism, political debate, social theory, invention ideas, utopia theory, theories of population control, mass media, the control of the media, possibilities of extra terrestrial life, out-of-body experiences, discussing dreams, and design, Sushi, Japanese culture and Language, world cultures and languages, Spanish, social interaction, Striving for justice and equality, helping people rid themselves of repression, equality of the sexes and races, eliminating assumptions, helping open minds, doing what is just and right, living by and speaking only the truth. And so much more...
Music, Movies, and Books
Directors: David Fincher - Fight Club, The Game, Se7en, Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill 1&;2, Pulp Fiction, Resevoir Dogs Kevin Smith - Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma Movies: Butterfly Effect, The Usual Suspects, Sin City, Metropolis, Office Space, Memento, Hackers, The Godfather, Ocean's 11, Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, The Last Samurai, Vanilla Sky, Any Monty Python movie, The Green Mile, Forrest Gump, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Jerk, Metropolis, Battle Royale 1&;2, 2LDK, Donnie Darko, Tommy Boy, Happy Gilmore, Big Fish, Matrix, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star wars movies, American History X, Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, Snatch, Gladiator, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Kalifornia, The Imposters, Leaving Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Requiem for a Dream, SLC Punk, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Mean Machine, Swordfish, Minority report, Hotel Rwanda, Goldeneye, Swingers, O Brother Where art Thou?, Rounders, Amelie, Scarface, Donnie Brasco, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The adjustment Bureau, LOADS of documentaries, most conspiracy theory movies, most psycholigical thrillers,
Tool, Gogol Bordello, Deadmau5, MGMT, Passion Pit, The Gorrilaz, Postal Service, Mindless Self Indulgence, Lord of the Rings Soundtrack, Kill Bill soundtrack, Aphex Twin, Basement Jaxx, Daft Punk, Darude, DJ liquid, DJ Mystic, DJ Quicksilver, DJ Sammy, Kosmonova, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyke, Prodigy, Fight Club soundtrack, Classical Gas, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, Led Zepplin, Hot Chip, Benny Benassi, The Decemberists, Nirvana, Coldplay, Air, Imogen Heap, Brett Dennen, Ratatat, Shpongle, Battles, Bob Marley, IZ, Pink Floyd, Manu Chao, Animal Collective, Pendulum, Mimosa, Palladio, Beats Antique, Spectrum of the Sky, Gramaphonedzie, Florence and the Machine, and anything thats good really!
Finite and Infinite Games, Power vs. Force, The Celestine Prophecy, The Field, The God Effect, 1984, Catch 22, Tolkein's books, In Cold Blood, The Da Vinci Code, Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, Atlas Shrugged, the Fountainhead (really anything Ayn Rand), Into Thin Air, EVERYTHING by CHUCK PALAHNIUK, Catcher in the Rye, How to Overthrow the Government, Machiavelli's writing, Affluenza, McDonaldization of Society, Fast Food Nation, Fahrenheit 451, I'm an avid reader so there are loads more...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
There are so many to recount, I couldn't possibly include them all but I have so many stories!
I've biked over 28,000 miles in the past 9 years, once I jumped off an 85 foot cliff into water!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach many computer based skills and I have a wide variety of political and social based information to talk about from my studies. I can teach people how to fix their own bikes, how to juggle, and plenty of other useful urban-survival skills. I also know about growing food in different ways, composting, soil-quality, sustainability and permaculture; alternative energy sources and fuels. I'm also a nutritionist, and basically a life, health & wellness coach!
What I Can Share with Hosts
So, So much...
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Mexico, United States