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To work odd jobs until I can afford to get CELTA certified & teach my way across the world.
I'm a city kid at heart but the great outdoors is what I love. I grew up in NYC but have spent months sleeping in tents in the woods, the backseats of cars, squatting in empty properties & on my wonderful CS hosts couches/floors.The superlative "Jane of all trades, master of none" seems quite fitting for me as I've been employed as everything from lifeguard to barista, farm hand to Wall Street financial trading assistant, babysitter to production assistant on major movie sets.When I do sleep, I can sleep anywhere - I really do enjoy the floor. I rarely drink & don't smoke, I don't mind if you do though. I'm not allergic to anything & if you have pets I will play with them.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I share my stories, food & willingness to learn with everyone I meet.
If I like your CS request enough I'll share one of my California King mattresses with you too.
My experience has been tossed across the USA but my longest stint was in gorgeous northern California. If you ever get the chance, couchsurf in Arcata, CA. Most of my references are from the beautiful people of that town. Almost everyone I met was artistic & inspiring...always willing to share something (a song, a bottle of homebrewed kombucha, dumpster diving treasure, a walk in the woods, etc)But in 2011 I went on a wild EuroCS trip: Spain, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Malta, Italy, Germany & Ireland.& I closed out my 2011 CS'ing in Chile!
Any kind of excursion, recycling, learning any new language I can, riding motorcycles, taking photos, the outdoors, the indoors, learning how to become a better cook, all nite conversations, working on old cars & houses with my father, playing with animals, HelpX'ing , etc.
Music, Movies, and Books
THE WALL, Stand By Me, Chinatown, The Majestic, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, Casino Royale, City of God, Pleasantville, The French Connection, AMERICAN HISTORY X, This Is Spinal Tap, Papillion, There Will Be Blood, The Dreamers, Lawrence of Arabia, THE FOUNTAIN, Eastern Promises, District 9, Gone With the Wind, Thirst, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, NETWORK.
Polanski, Fincher, Kubrick, Aronofsky, Mel Brooks, Cronenberg, Ford Coppola, Noé
SOPHIE'S CHOICE, The Armies of the Night, The Watchmen, NO HIDING PLACE, Wuthering Heights, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, LOLITA, Bonfire of the Vanities, The Human Stain, THE WALKING DEAD
William Seabrook, Tolkien, Hunter S. Thompson, Roald Dahl, Hemingway, Dostoevsky, William S. Burroughs
The Beastie Boys, RJD2, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Beck, Led Zeppelin, Squarepusher, The Doors, Edith Piaf, Bassnectar, Nine Inch Nails, The Talking Heads, Portishead, Queens of the Stone Age, HUORATRON
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've seen a horse give birth, not showered for longer than I'd like to admit, eaten for weeks on salvaged & scavenged food and been temporarily paralyzed but my favorite thing was when I saw a nun break up a fight between two "gangsta" types in Oakland, CA.
Teach, Learn, Share
As I mentioned before, I'm a bit of a "Jane of all trades". I like to fix stuff & I've a bit of OCD so if you need a room cleaned, I'm your girl...seriously, cleaning is so cathartic for me!
I have also been told I am a wonderful storyteller so if you get bored, I can usually make you laugh. ; ) & if you'd like, I'm a great English teacher so feel free to Skype me anytime!
Countries I’ve Visited
Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States