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Rob Cimitile

Portland, ME, United States

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 33, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • Musician, and Substitute Teacher
  • Music / Biology
  • From Norwalk, CT - USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel, eat great food, meet great people, and learn a thing or two

ABOUT ME

Working on becoming a full time musician. I love to hike, eat ethnic food, cook, go to tea rooms, see live music, perform, check out breweries, meditate, and go for bike rides.

PHILOSOPHY

The less I own the more free I feel.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've only surfed in the past. This is the first time I've been able to host and I AM PUMPED FOR IT!

Interests

Evolution, ecology and genetics
Hiking, backpacking, camping and kayaking
Micro-brews and wineries
Music and reading materials
Cephalopods, birds, and plants
Organic/ethnic food and yoga
Open minds

Music, Movies & Books

Books:

100 Years of Solitude
Guns, Germs and Steel
The Ancestor's Tale

Favorite Musicians:
Kaki King - Autechre - Meshuggah - Aphex Twin - The Cure - Tom Waits - My Bloody Valentine - Asobi Seksu

Directors:
David Lynch - Stanley Kubrick - Alfonso Cuaron

Authors:
Jared Diamond - Stephen J. Gould - Richard Dawkins - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Kurt Vonnegut - George Orwell

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A black bear galloping down a glacier on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.

Teach, Learn, Share

I happen to know a decent amount about Lyme Disease from working in a research lab, and since there seems to be so much misinformation about it, here are some facts:

Deer Ticks go through three life stages: larva, nymph, adult.

Larvae cannot transmit Lyme Disease. Both nymphs and adults can.

Deer Ticks live in wooded areas with lots of leaf litter. They do not live in meadows or grassy areas.

The only method you should use for removing a deer tick is pulling it out with a pair of tweezers as close to the skin as possible. DO NOT use a flame, gasoline or alcohol.

There is no test to detect the Lyme bacteria in human blood and so we do not know what causes recurring Lyme symptoms after treatment.

Be careful out there.

Countries I've Visited

Aruba, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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