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Nerding it up to the best of my ability!
I run my own business as a photographer, graphic designer, and web developer for small and local businesses, and I play roller derby. Those things eat a lot of my time!
I seek happiness for myself, and I hope to bring it to others, too.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm not able to host right now, but if you're looking to biff around in Portland, I'm happy to help when I'm available. :)
Only indirectly hosting thus far, thanks to a former roommate who is also on CS... but I hope to do some surfing in a few months, after they loosen the chains that tie me to my desk job. ;)
Many things, including but not limited to: writing and reading, cooking, web design and programming, roller derby, doing wushu and taiji, going dancing, j-rock, drinking, playing or watching baseball, knitting and sewing, going bowling, movies, tv, anime, playing computer games, and talking smack about your mom.
- graphic design
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: 80's Music (from synthpop to butt rock, you name it!), the Anniversary, Atari Teenage Riot, Bis, Cibo Matto, the Clash, D'Erlanger, Daler Mehndi, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Devo, FAKE?, the Flaming Lips, hide, Kuroyume, Laputa, Luna Sea, the Mad Capsule Markets, Mary Prankster, the New Pornographers, Nine Inch Nails, Oblivion Dust, Pizzicato 5, PJ Harvey, Rancid, RENT, Rufus Wainwright, Sleater-Kinney, Smashing Pumpkins, Social Distortion, Soul Coughing, Spock's Beard, the Strokes, System of a Down, The Ramones, They Might Be Giants, Tori Amos, Utada Hikaru, X Japan.
MOVIES: Amelie, Better Off Dead, Blade Runner, Bubba Ho-tep, A Clockwork Orange, Fight Club, Hero, High Fidelity, Lost in Translation, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Office Space, Real Genius, Rushmore, Serenity, Shaolin Soccer, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Usual Suspects, etc...
BOOKS: I have a very long "To-Read" list, but I've recently enjoyed Confessions of an Economic Hitman, It Can't Happen Here, and Cat's Cradle. I *always* enjoy Vonnegut, though, so the latter is a given ;)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Just one? I'll have to think about that...
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm an accomplished photographer, with studio and natural lighting, so I can take some great pictures of you, or maybe help you take greater pictures yourself.
Need help making things look pretty on the interwebs? I also do that.
I definitely know a thing or three about wushu, and I assist with teaching at my school... so I will *definitely* talk your ear off about it if you let me! ;)
I also dig cooking, and have a ridiculous number of recipes bookmarked, but I'm always looking for more! I also have an odd fascination with vegan baking (but I'm not actually vegan) and will gladly give or receive tips in that area.