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To love and laugh while meeting new people.
I've recently moved to New York City, and have been busy, busy, busy ever since. Living here requires a lot more work than I had expected, and it's taking me some time to get in the swing of things.
I loooove meeting new people. I can spend hours listening to other people's stories, and trading with my own. I'm currently freelancing, but am looking a job somewhere where I can write. Write about anything. I enjoy writing about music, but I also like human interest stories. I worked at an independent radio station, and I love talking about music and sharing music with other people. I'm pretty sure music is my favorite thing ever.
I know it's trite, but "carpe diem," is a great way to think about things. Life is only so long, so why not do things that will make you happy?
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm in a living situation right now that is not conducive to surfers (unfortunately), but I'd like to offer my friendship to whoever is interested! I also wrote an article about CS for Boulder's local newspaper, the Camera. Check it out here: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/mar/21/the-kindness-of-strangers/
I've been a host and a surfer only a few times, and I've loved it!
MUSIC: all kinds (see below). Writing. Making mix tapes. Procrastinating. Laying in bed. Knitting. Reading. Making lists. Laughing...a lot. Cooking. Sleeping. Learning new things. Trying new things. Live music. Friends. Puppies. Cupcakes.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: High Fidelity, The Life Aquatic, the old Pink Panther movies, The Big Lebowski, Royal Tennenbaums, Zoolander, Young Frankenstein, American Splendor...
Music: the dreaded question...I'll give you permission to snooop into what I've been listening to: http://www.last.fm/user/jburnin. If you'd prefer not to, then: Pavement, Charles Mingus, Black Lips, Stereolab, Sigur Ros, the Avett Brothers, Andrew Bird, Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co./Songs Ohia, Broken Social Scene, Radiohead, Ratatat, Elliott Smith, Velvet Underground, Pixies, the Buzzcocks, O'Death, Blur, the Clash, the Beatles, Gonzales, Hot Chip, MOTOWN!!! (The Temps, Diana, Martha and the Vandellas, Four Tops...), Dr. Dog, Haushka, King Khan, Detroit Cobras, Prince, Hasil Adkins, Beach House, Animal Collective, Beck, Destroyer, Man Man, Nick Drake, Mogwai, Yeasayer, Bo Diddley, Merle Haggard, Justice, Dizzy, the Ventures, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie, Bonnie Prince Billy, the Beach Boys, Eels, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Bootsy Collins, pretty much anything from the 50s and 60s, Brazilian, African high life...I could go on all day.
Books: Anything by David Sedaris. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. The Princess Bride. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Comic Books. The Fart Party!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
A giraffe being born...it was a little disturbing. PLOP.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share my knowledge about music and writing. Also, I hear I'm funny, and I have the ability to make various liquids shoot out of people's noses.