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I have a very cool artist/programmer friend that took advantage of JetBlue's fly-all-you-want promotion. As he is still a college student, quite a lot of his money went into buying the plane ticket... Here's Sam's plea:

Hello to everyone! I am writing because I've got a golden plane ticket --- one that will let me make as many flights as I like between September 7th and October 6th. I like going places and seeing people --- old friends and complete strangers. But my budget is tight! I'm traveling light and surfing on couches to make the most of this opportunity.

I know some of you live where JetBlue flies-- would you like to meet an interesting person and let him sleep on your couch for a night or two, maybe help show him the sights? I think some of you live in other places JetBlue flies, such as Seattle. He's got Portland, Oregon covered as his brother lives there Ok, so my friend ALSO wouldn't mind a Portland couch to sleep on. His brother lives in Portland, but he has now decided he wants to meet as many people as possible, so wants to stay with somebody new. What do you say, Portland peeps?

A little about Sam Bleckley: Right now he is working in a computational biochemistry lab, doing the computational bit, looking at RNA folding. Other than being pretty darn good at programming, he is also an artist studying printmaking here at OU and is a some-time improviser in the OKC improv scene. He is one of the most interesting people that I know and I'd be running around with him had I decided it would be cool before the promotion ran out. So if you can't meet this eloweler, why not meet somebody she thinks is the bee's knees?

You can find out some more about Sam Bleckley at his website, or at his Facebook profile. He's also signed up at Couch Surfing.