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  • 97 References 50 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 45, Female
  • Member since 2007
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  • Survived some university but mostly tanked. School and I,...
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About Me


Be Open. Be Loving. Have Fun.


craft * movies * art * meditation * animals * graphic design * vegetarianism * finding great trash * photography * making things * snail mail! * books (short stories especially) * greyhound * senior citizens * risk and fun go hand in hand * scrabble (i ran a scrabble night in Vancouver every Tuesday) * all dressed bagels * free hugs (so far in Vancouver, Seattle, Barcelona, Lisbon, Montreal, New York, Austin and Nelson) * frisbee * community potlucks * volunteering * poetry * fiction * thrifting * cycling * public transit * libraries * trivia nights * if you're looking for me and can't find me, try a bookstore * bringing people together * http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoyobanana/

Vegetarian + Vegan Resource:

For Snail Mail Enthusiasts:

CS equivalent for cycle tourists:

For anyone who's ever lived in Vancouver:

Vipassana Meditation:

If you love art, if you love mail, if you love secrets:

If you love people:



Be good. Meet people. Talk to them. Share stories. Listen. Exceed peoples expectations.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host. I surf. I plan meet-ups. I really love introducting people to Couchsurfing! Very exciting to share the idea and expand the global community.


I was a couch-surfing virgin until August 2004. I've since stayed with people and hosted. All really positive experiences!


See 'All About You' above.

  • animals
  • arts
  • books
  • poetry
  • design
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • meditation
  • thrifting
  • trivia
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • knitting
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Elliott Smith, Waylon Jennings, Iron + Wine, Blondie, Portishead, Massive Attack, Rufus Wainwright, Gram Parsons, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Carter Burwell, Michael Nyman, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Gordon Lightfoot, Sigur Ros, Bob Dylan, Cat Power, Fleetwood Mac, Cake, Nick Drake, Bjork, Lou Reed.

Movies: Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Annie Hall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Dreamlife of Angels, Cache, New Waterford Girl, Ghost World, Walking and Talking, Stranger Than Paradise, Days of Heaven, The Squid and The Whale, Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, In the Mood for Love, 2046, Happy Together, The Departed, Sin City, Lost in Translation, Half Nelson, Nobody Knows, 25th Hour, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Adaptation, Synechdoche New York and Charlie Kaufman's brilliant mind in general.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I cycled from Nelson, British Columbia to Austin, Texas. July to October 2011. A phenomenal way to experience land, customs and people. I can't wait for my next epic cycling journey! Want to be my travel buddy?

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to knit. I can teach you how to make a delicious vegetarian chili or lasagna.

I would like to learn Spanish and Japanese, as well as improve my French.

Countries I’ve Visited

Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In


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