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Helga Ganguly

San Jose, CA, USA
married, 3 children
Speaks: German is my first language, a bit of hindi and bengali, english, french
Joined Dec 29, 2012

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Hometown Grieskirchen,Austria 
Birthday May 22  
Languages German is my first language, a bit of hindi and bengali, english, french  
About Me I'm bad tempered in my old age.I was a very sweet shy child.intimidated by everyone and everything.By the time I had children I felt the need to defend them from people who made racist remarks,like "where did you get them?" or "was this my 2nd or 3rd marriage?" since the children were spaced so far apart. No.I'm in constant pain.The kind they make movies about but you can't imagine.So this was as fast as I could turn them out. One in my 20's.One in my 30's and one in my 40's. The 70's ,the 80's,and the 90's.Yes.I'm only a house wife.Yes,I underachieved. Sorry. But I married a man who said he didn't want a working wife. And I was the gung ho breast feeding gourmet cooking,110 presents bought,wrapped,and under the tree for my family of 5 mom with little or no thanks for my efforts kind of housewife. In fact I used to call this hell week. Christmas day was the 2nd day when I'd run down,fill stockings,get out morning gifts,set up the breakfast buffet and start prepping the roast goose,plum pudding hard sauce,sausage stuffing dinner for guests,with dinner presents as well (or roast duck,red cabbage and dumplings with gravy and Frankfurter Kranz). The 28th was my daughter's birthdayBirthdays for the children meant 3 parties-1 family party,1 party with their friends and 1 party with 10-12 dishes with the Indian community. Then I'd invite my sister.She would inevitably say no to the 28th or the 31st and ask to come on the 27th.The 31st family tradition demanded we eat a variety of sausages and home made potato salad at night and at midnight eat homemade filled donuts. New years day,I always made roast beef and yorkshire pudding. On the 2nd of january I congratulated myself for not having a job and went to bed. For some reason,since the kids have grown up and I can't do all that anymore,I'm now seen as malingering and lazy.
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Pets 2-3 feral cats we're feeding, 1 Dog, 1 Cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions jewish, hindu  
Eating Habits Very international the rest of the time, Vegetarian 3 days out of 7  
Wild Fact About Me I majored in Theatre and Ballet
My Philosophy You can choose to tell a prettied up fact,or you can save time and tell the truth.The truth will make you understood quickly and easily but you may not be loved for the truth.But still-it is indeed,the truth.
What Gives Me Hope While I have no friends,I'm also not surrounded by liars.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Ban all guns immediately. Shoot the resisters.Ja?
What/who changed my life and why When my daughter left home 11 days after her 18th birthday. Everyone says you can't live without the love of your family.Well-yes you can.In fact 90% of the time you don't have it anyway.Mine just quit pretending earlier than most.My son stopped giving gifts as soon as High school was done,even though we were in financial ruin for his $100,000 tuition extras.Had he chosen a state college,I would be happily living in my old house.Spilled milk.But perhaps my daughter would have met less wild elements in school. MYup.It doesn't mean they wold have loved me more,but certainly they could have pretended better and I would have stayed among friends and not where I have no one.It seems no one knows the way to San Jose and that's a good thing.The place is a dump.
What Bugs Me idiotic politicians, The movie Idiocracy is coming true, The christian wrong, tea baggers and other dumbasses, Religious supremacist (of any religion), mean obnoxious people, imbeciles, denial of heritage, People who see but prefer to be blind, People on cellphone  
Passions textile art, fabric, color, reading, other cultures, history, antiques, music, cats, animals, my friends, laughter, writing, trees, traveling  
Inspirations Jhansi ki Rani, My dogs loyalty, good people, kittens purring, listening to gentle rain, Kindness in any form, comb jellyfish  
What Scares Me Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, The General level of stupidity, Republicans, Ignorance and evil, cruel people, global warming, Fearing they'll switch to instant coffee, the stupidity of the Tea party, George W. Bush, George Bush  
Role Models MY MOTHER  
Interests Aspergers syndrome, aromatherapy, My pets., reading, wildlife, the arts and nature..., photography, herbs, children, Books - Author, crafts, internet, environment, fitness and sports- yoga, history, gardening, Holistic Health, humor, meditation, Medicine / Health Care, pets  
Books Dickens, Dune, The Wheel of Time Series, Heinlein bks, Harry Potter Series  
Music Paulo Nutini, Bhangra, A.R.Rahman's music, James Cook, Irish, Scottish Dance music, Gypsy Kings, tribal music, Bangra, Beatles, Classical violin, piano, flute  
Movies The Shop around the Corner, Speed, Bend it Like Beckham, Danny Kaye Movies, Fred Astaire Movies, Slumdog Millionaire, Jodha Akbar, Aladdin, Run Lola Run  
TV Shows Selfridge's, Criminal minds, Game of Thrones, The Avengers, Red Dwarf, 'Allo "Allo, Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Who since 1960s  
Favorite Foods Pork roast, sauerkraut, dumplings, &amp, grav, Schiller Locken, Napoleons, egg omelettes, cheese, ice cream, But I still love shrimp!, fruits and veggies from my garden  
Favorite Places I love thousand year old towns, I love the ocean, forests, dunes and snow, Sopron, Milwaukee, Boston, Portland, Kolkata, Prague, Vienna, Sgkt Wolfgang, Bad Ischl  
Can't Live Without comedy, color, antiques, books  
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    Mar 27, 2015 12:02 AM

    Kerstin S. (401)

    und einen schoenen Freitag Helga

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    Mary Jane R. (71)
    ... in honor of "Love Your Pet" Day!

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    Lucy S. (37)
    Hi Helga !
    It's an 'elephant drive-in' 

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    Frances D. (217)

    This little bird always makes me smile...

    I hope he cheers you  up also.... hugs    frances

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    Frances D. (217)

    Take care and be safe and have a                    great week ahead ... hugs   frances

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