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Born and raised on Long Island, NY. Moved to San Diego over 15 years ago to escape the cold, snow, and enjoy year round near perfect weather and beaches. I consider myself a pretty laid back and fun loving guy. I live in a one bedroom apartment with my wife Luiza (see her profile below) in a sweet condo (see My Home). I have two ball pythons (Laurel and Hardy) and two sweet kitties (Broa and Mel).
Be a good person and don't be a dick.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've been on CouchSurfing for over seven years now and love it. I heard of it through my buddy Jeff, and through him, I met some really awesome people that he hosted. The reason I really got into it and wanted to participate in this wonderful community is because I was planning a trip across Europe. I felt the need to do my part by hosting surfers first before I went on my own journey. I've met and hosted a lot of great people, and I'm happy to call many of them my friends.
I began my three and a half month adventure across Europe from mid January to early May. I have to say it was one of the greatest experiences of my life! Not only were the places I got to see amazing, but the people I met along the way were so warm and wonderful. I even got to see and stay with many of the people I hosted before my travels. I am so grateful to everyone I met and having had this perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity.
With regards to hosting people now, I am pretty much only available on the weekends as I'm quite busy during the week. I'm typically free early afternoon on Fridays through Sunday. I reply to every message I receive, but sometimes it may take me a few days. I'm cool with either last minute or very advanced notice. Please send actual requests, not just a message.
Thanks for reading and safe travels!
I love sky diving (twice but it's been too long), crazy roller coasters, random trips to Mexico, anything that involves the ocean, comedy shows, music, concerts, theater, movies, volleyball, fish tacos, partying, hiking, and traveling of course!
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies (so many of them in no particular order):
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, August: Osage County, Oldboy, Snowpiercer, Grease, Footloose, Beetlejuice, Kindergarten Cop, Little Fockers, Meet the Parents, Mary Poppins, Forrest Gump, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Big, Mrs. Doubtfire, Requiem for a Dream, Blue Jasmine, Parkland, Enemy, Red 1 and 2, Overboard, Room 237, Independence Day, Frozen Ground, Bad Words, Delivery Man, 28 Weeks Later, Nebraska, Robocop (All), The Counselor, Captain America, Dirty Wars, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Don Jon, 47 Ronin, Her, 12 Years a Slave, Homefront, Philomena, Bad Grandpa, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Hunger Games, My Cousin Vinny, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Insidious: Chapter 2, Insidious, Lone Survivor, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Prisoners, A Beautiful Mind, Blood Diamond, The Great Gatsby, Man of Steel, Gimme Shelter, Now You See Me, The Wolverine, Syriana, Little Miss Sunshine, Gravity, The Conjuring, The Number 23, Bio-Dome, Gran Torino, The Wizard of Oz, The Heat, Basic, World War Z, The Details, Mud, 12 Monkeys, Oblivion, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Star Wars (All), Indiana Jones (All), Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Spiderman and The Amazing Spider-Man (All), Edward Scissorhands, Identity Thief, Mama, The Call, Chasing Ice, End of Watch, Rushmore, Into the Wild, Alien (All), A Clockwork Orange, Choke, Lincoln, There Will Be Blood, Memento, The Goonies, American Psycho, The Machinist, Shaun of the Dead, Vanilla Sky, Predator 1 and 2, Dead Man's Burden, Unforgiven, Miracle, Gasland 1 and 2, Oz The Great and Powerful, The Place Beyond The Pines, The Avengers, The Shining, Natural Born Killers, Dead Man Down, Star Trek (All), Schizopolis, Gangs of New York, The Man with the Iron Fists, The Usual Suspects, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, Capitalism: A Love Story, Bowling for Columbine, Roger and Me, Cloud Atlas, Jack Reacher, Killing Them Softly, Django Unchained, Dogma, American History X, Full Metal Jacket, The Shawshank Redemption, The Campaign, Airborne, You Don't Know Jack, Titanic, Stay Tuned, Splash, Gattaca, Secret Window, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Nutty Professor, Nick of Time, Howard the Duck, The Hard Way, Face/Off, Event Horizon, Die Hard (All), Contagion, Cocoon 1 and 2, Cape Fear, Bruce Almighty, Club Dread, The Breakfast Club, Black Swan, Big Top Pee-wee, Back to the Future Trilogy, The Wrestler, *batteries not included, J. Edgar, Horrible Bosses, Game Change, Prometheus, Water for Elephants, Men In Black Triology, Hugo, Half Baked, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Being John Malkovich, Mad Max Trilogy, Tremors, Wedding Crashers, Ted, Run Lola Run, Dumb and Dumber, True Romance, Iron Man Trilogy, Spaceballs, Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, True Grit, Changing Lanes, Defending Your Life, Step Brothers, Grandma's Boy, Total Recall, True Lies, The Fifth Element, Batman (All), The Graduate, Borat, Dodgeball, Coming to America, Saving Private Ryan, Bruno, Empire Records, Inglorious Basterds, Fight Club, Pan's Labrynth, Reservoir Dogs, Where the Wild Things Are, Beerfest, Crash, Anchorman, The Departed, Total Recall, Fargo, Casino, No Country For Old Men, The Doors, Dazed and Confused, Sunshine, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Saw (All), Zeitgeist Trilogy, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, The Incredibles, Jurassic Park (Trilogy), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (All), Billy Madison, 28 Days Later, Stand By Me, Problem Child 1 and 2, A Christmas Story, The Godfather (Trilogy), Braveheart, Point Break, Kill the Irishman, Chasing Amy, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Gladiator, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Limitless, The King's Speech, Tombstone, Seven, Blow, The Matrix (Trilogy), The Green Mile, Pulp Fiction, The Animatrix, Clerks 1 and 2, Apocalypse Now, Inception, Goodfellas, Avatar, The Big Lebowski, Snatch, Scarface, Superbad, The Expendables (Trilogy), See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Destiny, A Scanner Darkly, Mallrats, Zombieland, The Hangover (Trilogy), Boondock Saints, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Dexter, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Fargo, Workaholics, It's Always Sunny In Philidelphia, VICE, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Fawlty Towers, Childrens Hospital, Shameless, The Americans, American Horror Story, Silicon Valley, The Leftovers, True Detective, Rick and Morty, Family Guy, South Park, Cosmos, I Love Lucy, The Three Stooges, Ray Donovan, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Cops, Seinfeld, Orange is the New Black, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep, Falling Skies, The Newsroom, The Simpsons, Beavis and Butthead, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland, Home Improvement, Married with Children, Wilfred, The Killing, An Idiot Abroad, Eastbound and Down, Spartacus, The Office, The Colbert Report, Entourage, Weeds
Rock, classic rock, metal, hardcore, rap, classical, film compositions, pop, punk, blues, jazz, etc.
Beatles, Nirvana, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Smashing Pumpkins, The 1975, Bastille, Eminem, Jay Z, Of Monsters and Men, Beck, Modest Mouse, Mumford and Sons, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, 2 Pac, 30 Seconds to Mars, 50 Cent, 311, Alanis Morissette, All That Remains, Angels and Airwaves, At the Drive In, Bjork, Bob Marley, Brand New, Buffalo Springfield, Coldplay, Common, Coolio, Creedence Clearwater Revival, D12, Dashboard Confessional, Deftones, Depeche Mode, DMX, Dream Theater, Fun., Glassjaw, Imagine Dragons, Immortal Technique, Incubus, James Brown, James Horner, Joe Cocker, John Lennon, John Williams, The Killers, Korn, Lil Wayne, Linkin' Park, Marilyn Manson, Maroon 5, Matisyahu, MGMT, Mindless Self Indulgence, Morrissey, Oasis, The Offspring, Ottis Redding, A Perfect Circle, Placebo, Ray Charles, Rebelution, REM, Robyn, Rufio, Rush, The RZA, The GZA, The Old Dirty Bastard, Saves the Day, Serj Tankian, The Shins, Slightly Stoopid, The Smiths, Snoop Dog, Sparta, System of a Down, Taking Back Sunday, Tears for Fears, Thursday, Trent Reznor, Underoath, Unearth, Wu Tang Klan...just to name a few.
Anything by Chuck Palahniuk, All the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books, others.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Rather than one, a few amazing things I've done:
Toured the US with a punk band, skydived twice, and a trip throughout Europe for 3.5 months!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share my thoughts, beliefs, and experiences with hosts. Also, why not share some drinks, food, and fun while we're at it! =)
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In