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Brett Throop

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Research consultant, freelance writi...
  • Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies...
  • From Cobourg, Ontario
  • Profile 50% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To forget all missions; to relax.

ABOUT ME

My life is easily reduced to a few activities - reading, biking, walking, writing, listening to radio, and slowly but surely I am learning the joys of cooking. I also garden a lot. My inner life is a bit more complicated but to summarize, a fortune cookie recently told me I do best with organization and structure. I know this is true, but I'm also pretty good at loving chaos.

PHILOSOPHY

Why do you live your life? This is one of the prompts given by the Couch Surfing site for this section. I guess it's a good question; even though it doesn't always seem like a decision, it is. I live my life to find reasons to live my life. They are plentiful and fleeting.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Currently I'm looking to be a surfer, but in a few months time, when I am settled back into my apartment, I'd like to host as well. I'm traveling to Vancouver for the first time this winter and I'm really excited to confirm with my own eyes that those big beautiful mountains really do exist.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I sleep on friends' and acquaintances' couches whenever I can and though I don't have a couch, I am always happy to offer up extra floor space at my place.

Interests

Looking for adventures and meeting new people.

Music, Movies & Books

I find it hard to come up with all time favourites of anything. I generally get pretty excited about what I'm currently interested in and forget everything else. So, this week I watched and enjoyed the film Sebastiane (1976) by Derek Jarman. I just finished reading Michael Ondaatje's novel about the construction by immigrant labour of some major public infrastructure projects in Toronto in the early 20th century, In the Skin of a Lion. Other reads this summer: Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro and Jane Jacobs. Looking forward to reading the travel writing of Dervla Murphy in the near future. An interesting band I've been listening to recently is Matmos from Baltimore, Maryland.

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