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I've been MIA for the last few months on here but I'm back. Who wants to visit Detroit?I love cheap, unconventional travel. I like to dance. And I like babies. And most old people. And reading the Onion.I love dreaming about, planning, and trying to improve quality of life and morale for Detroiters. I have a job I absolutely love. I work the night shift in a huge ER... the most insane craziness legally available... I have seen amazing things... that is allI love old houses and am working on fixing this one up.I feel like the only person in the world who doesn't love household animals. I just feel very indifferent to them. Once, freshman year, I walked around my university dressed like a giant chicken. A defining moment.
Careful not to draw your maps in pen and ink. -The Cobalt Season
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
- C.S. Lewis
"You have five minutes to wallow in the delicious misery. Enjoy it, embrace it, discard it...
and proceed. . ."
"as the night air whips through your hair...
around your face, and out the other window.
You can feel the soul of that dark water
even as you arrive on the other side.
Some music needs air. Roll down your window."
Everything in moderation, including moderation.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
DEMF is funPotlucksDetroit Couch CrashHosted Vinay from IndiaGave a few day tours of MotownStayed with THE best house in BrooklynStopped through Chicago with Zach Albright a couple timesHosting a lot of people these days. Hostel Detroit
I couchsurfed in NYC before I knew this site existed. It was a blast.
I would love to take you to some of Detroit's museums, finest local dining (or to get Coneys)and freaky, artsy gems.
I love live shows and would love to join if you need a buddy.
Biking, living, camping, good food when I can afford it. Reading. Long talks. Exploring cities, being an ER nurse, meeting new people, long bike rides, backpacking, road trips, hiking, dancing, art shows, making clothes, God, simplicity, my family, emergency medicine, garage sales, people, hostels, yoga, shared adventures, learning to love everyone
Music, Movies, and Books
The Shins, Gogol Bordello, The Cobalt Season, The Avett Brothers, Guster, The National, Athlete, The Psalters, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Better than Ezra, Rosie Thomas, The Ragbirds, The National, Dawn Landes, The White Stripes, Flobots, Okkervil River, Norah Jones, Deathcab, Bob Dylan, Cake, Tom Petty, Counting Crows, Beck I love vintage stores, books (the actual physical binding... sometimes I just buy old books because they are cute), and used bookstores. All Time - The Hiding Place, A Generous Orthodoxy, Great Expectations, The Virgin Suicides, The Dharma Bums, The Kingdom of God is Within You, anything by Tolstoy, CS Lewis, Thomas Merton, The Irresistible Revolution, The Tao of Pooh
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Somewhere up in Canada we found this naturally-occuring water slide. It was amazing. See the pictures.
Ernstein and Hazel's Bar in Memphis. It's better than in the movies.
Finally went to the Motown Historical Museum after having lived here forever. One of the most entertaining and interesting guided tours I've ever seen.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to knit or to do really good CPR.
I need to learn balance.
I like to share, but I sometimes drink right out of the OJ bottle.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Canada, South Africa, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In