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David Froman

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Software developer ("promoted" from ...
  • College, Life, Travel
  • From New York, NY, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Explore the Pacific Northwest and make sense of this oddball city

ABOUT ME

A late-20s carbon blob trying to find where my place is in the world. I get bored easily with routine and need to keep moving. I moved from NYC to Seattle in 2010 searching for something new, and I'm loving the change. I think I was always a West-coaster trapped in the East.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is all about enjoying the time you have and learning as much as possible. I believe in following one's own path, not trying to do what you're "supposed" to do. There are too many people who are unhappy because they live life the way others want them to. I want to travel the world and have no intention of settling down.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Involved socially in New York City Couchsurfing, and helped show visitors around when the opportunity came along. Now that I'm in Seattle, I hope I'll be able to host. Depends on what roommates want.

I'm starting to figure out what I want to do in Seattle and I like the idea of helping spread word about activities, and forming events around them.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed with a few hosts during my cross country road trip. I look forward to using CS when I travel again.

Most of my CS experience has been activities in the cities I've been living in, in NYC and in Seattle.

Interests

Hiking and wilderness exploration, Black and White photography, skiing, and of course, traveling. Now that I'm in the Pacific NW I hope to really get involved in serious outdoor adventures. I started Karate training here in Seattle and am up to purple belt. Occasionally I make it to the climbing gym and try to get to Yoga every week or so.

Maybe someday when I'm less busy I'll find another volunteer gig like the one I really enjoyed in New York.

Music, Movies & Books

I like most music, and I try not to limit myself. Right now I've been paying more attention to classical - Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Verdi, the usual bunch. I like a lot of 70s and 80s rock, and some modern stuff. My classic rock education started with Pink Floyd and progressed from there.

I do enjoy reading but I often get lazy and don't do much of it unless I'm on the subway. Science fiction is one of my favorites. I used to like Orson Scott Card until he went all right-wingut insane. The old classics like Charles Dickens are always good. Also, Russian literature because it's so depressing.

Any book by Carl Hiaasen(though it's better to read them in order).

For movies, don't get me started here :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

If I had to pick one thing, it would be driving from Denver to Moab, going from high alpine to plains to desert, and arriving in Utah during a dust storm. Seeing the rock features appear from inside the clouds of dust is one of the most beautiful and otherworldly things I've seen. Driving across the entire country solo, seeing the National Parks and talking to people from different regions would change anyone, and everyone should do this at some point in their life.

Teach, Learn, Share

Photography, including how to process and print Black and White, as well as taking better everyday photos. I also hope to be able to teach people from my early mistakes when traveling so they have better experiences. My dream is to be involved in guiding people in outdoor recreation as well as teaching wilderness skills. I want to help people who are tied to a desk all week to enjoy their limited time in nature and the outdoors as much as possible.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, United States

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