I'm interested in traveling the world and meeting exciting, interesting people and having adventures! I moved to California in late 2010 and am hoping to see more of this part of the country.
I've couchsurfed in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Burlington, Austin, San Francisco and San Diego, and met up with surfers in Birmingham, Montreal and Paris. I hope this list will grow longer soon!
Interests include: walking, reading, cooking, dancing, adventuring, dumpster diving, reporting, photographing, rocking out, farming, living communally, bike riding, and looking out my window
Favorite Books: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, How To Be Alone, Disgrace, Wrestling With Zion, Tropic of Cancer, Everything is Illuminated, The Yellow Wind, A Confederacy of Dunces, Still Life With Woodpecker, Hot Water Music, A Fan's Notes, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, The Way We Talk Now
Favorite Movies: Trust, Z, Billy Liar, L'Atalante, Melvin Goes To Dinner, The Barbarian Invasions, Don't Look Back, Before Sunrise, Missing, Goodbye Lenin!, Annie Hall, Harold and Maude, Monsieur Ibrahim, L'Auberge Espagnole, Brazil, Closely Watched Trains, Legend of Billie Jean, Morvern Callar, Stranger Than Paradise, Rear Window, Cool Hand Luke, My Life As A Dog, The Dreamlife of Angels, Cinema Paradiso, Slacker, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Breathless
Favorite Music: Brian Eno, Scott Walker, The Kinks, John Cale, Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Kurt Vile, Okkervil River, Destroyer, Woods, Television Personalities, Julie Doiron, Electrelane, Portastatic, Thee Oh Sees, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Scout Niblett, Atlas Sound, Mahjongg, Baths, Warpaint, Yuck, No Age
Types of People I enjoy: People who are opinionated but also open-minded, curious about the world, passionate about politics and pop culture, and can appreciate sarcasm and irony.
Locations Traveled: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain
Places Lived: France, Ghana, Israel, United States