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My conversations lean toward the inappropriate. I feel like swing sets are a feasible replacement for antidepressants. I am an introvert with outbursts of extroversion. My mind moves too fast for my mouth, so I skip words and say things funny at times. I consider myself to be intelligent; however, common sense sometimes escapes me. Sometimes I say nonwords like "funner". I like to surround myself with people that have different areas of knowledge and then ask them a lot of questions. I wouldn't say that I have things together or figured out, and I think it's funny when people pretend that they do. I go through a different kind of philosophical meltdown each month, but I think it's because I enjoy the process. I am constantly trying to become a better person and failing. I don't really know how to play it cool. I laugh a lot and usually at inappropriate times. I sometimes have uncontrollable episodes of laughter that I can't explain. It takes a lot to shock me and very little to amuse me. I hate talking about the weather, haircuts, and clothing. I wish I could find more opportunities to utilize body paint; however, my daily life is pretty routine. I run a lot. I enjoy being outside. I like bars, drinking, and dancing. Being able to walk and bike places makes me really happy.(After proof reading this, I realize that it makes me sound like a loon. I WILL NOT edit out my silliness!)
I feel that happiness is life's ultimate goal. I believe that this can be reached through being open, receptive, and flexible. I believe in being self-accountable, owning your feelings, and being independent.
Oh AND "I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints".
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I haven't hosted in awhile, but I love it. I love meeting new people and doing what I can to make them smile. It's not an uneven relationship though. I do not have the wherewithal to travel as much as I'd like, so I am living vicariously through you at the moment. Tell me some stories!
My couchsurfing experience is brief. I couchsurfed a few nights in Seattle, San Francisco, Key West. The warmth and welcome I experience still brings me happiness. I really love utilizing CS to find people to hang out with when I travel. No matter what you want to do...museums, eating, running 10 miles, drinking, climbing up mountains to explore old forts...you can find someone on CS what wants to do that with you!
talking, sitting, staring, nutrition, fitness, health, outdoors, making mistakes, hugs, camping, friendships, strangers, sexuality, veganism, bird watching (a friend I made in Italy told me this is slang for some thing dirty...I literally mean looking at aves), gender theory, nature, getting close to dangerous animals, polyamory, animal rights, high-fives.
- body art
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Wait, You're Not A Centaur, The Fountainhead, To Have and Have Not, Factotum, Brave New World, The Cat's Cradle, The Ethical Slut, The Hobbit.
Music: Bob Dylan, Bright eyes, Weakerthans, Walkmen, MGMT, Dan Deacon, Modest Mouse, Animal Colective, Woods, Spoon, Postal Service, Moldy Peaches, OCMS, Aphex Twin, Skip James, Akron/Family, A.A. Bondy, Bones of Davey Jones, Mississippi John Hurt, Chuck Berry, Local Natives...
Movies: I Heart Huckabees, Rushmore, Lean On Me, Darjeerling Limited, Bottle Rocket, The Life Aquatic, Wrist cutters: a love story, You me and everyone we know, A love song for bobby long, Lost in translation...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I watched a live donor kidney transplant once (from three feet away)!
Teach, Learn, Share
Researchers found 43% of people with type 2 diabetes who followed a low-fat vegan diet for 22 weeks reduced their need to take medications to manage their disease compared with 26% of those who followed the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Countries I’ve Visited
Italy, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In