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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · Member since January 2010
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My husband Aaron and I have been married for 8 years and own a small home in Minneapolis, MN. We love to visit art museums and art fairs. I work at the University of Minnesota, and Aaron works at a bicycle distribution company. We tend to be a quiet couple, we don't like to go out and party, preferring more to get up early to visit historical sites, museums, and sampling local fare. When we travel, we really love to try and do as much as walking and local transportation as we can, as it seems to really help our understanding of any city in which we are traveling. We are both ameteur photographers and love to create our own art for sale at art fairs. We both love to read and will often visit local used bookstores and city libraries to see what is popular reading where we are. We also love to watch foreign or bizarre films and search out arthouse theaters whenever we travel to see what kinds of cinema are available locally. When we can, we also love to camp or visit nature and wildlife parks. We have 4 cats who are total homebodies and could care less whenever we leave the house (as long as there is food, naturally) and we are adopting our first dog in August 2011 and hope to travel many places with her. We love to try all kinds of food, but we are obsessed with Pho, a vietnamese soup and make it a goal to find a bowl of pho in every city we visit.

Favorite movies: The Big Lebowski, I heart Huckabees, Harold and Maude, Everything is Illuminated, The Great Yokai War, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Ro-Man the Robot Monster (in 3-D!), and almost any documentary.

Favorite music: The Flaming Lips, Johnny Cash, Arkestra One, Air, Boards of Canada, Bob Dylan, Mumford and sons, Gerschwin, Ulrich Schnauss, Vivaldi

Favorite books: Crime and punishment, A confederacy of dunces, the things they carried, the gone-away world, house of leaves, catch-22, the hitchikers guide, Thursday Next series, Blood Meridian, Wasp Factory

Favorite foods: Pho. Any curry. Thai food (spicy!). Indian Food. A good deep dish pizza, chicago-style. Seaweed Salad and edamame. seafood, all kinds.

We're clean and quiet travelers, out all day and most likely in at night, unless there is a really interesting movie at a midnight show somewhere. We will respect your home as if it were our own.