I like Ben Franklin's quote about beer — it's proof that "God loves us and wants us to be happy," (define God in that sentence in what ever way makes you most comfortable). Sharing the city of Austin is one of my favorite things about being a host. I like to treat my Airbnb guests the way I'd treat friends or family. My roots are southern, but I am not a Texan. I consider myself a resident of the enlightened city-state of Austin and the planet Earth, and am at home generally in any college town. I think the Beatles were right, love is all you need. Dogs rule, cats make me sneeze. I put this fortune cookie fortune on my bulletin board: "Friends are more valuable than money."