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Lois K.

"My mission is to finish all the arts and crafts I keep saying I'm going to do. XD"

Phoenix, AZ, USA
female, age 50
single
Speaks: English and Bad English
Joined May 13, 2010
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Okay, a little about me. My dad died when I was 8 (massive stroke), and my brother went into the Navy, so it was just me and my Mom when we moved out of Cleveland when I was about 12. We moved to a tiny rural town called Polk, in Ashland County, Ohio. It was quite a change to go from a big city to a little town in the countryside, full of cows and sheep and lots of wooded areas and ponds, and I loved it!

I moved around a bit in my adulthood, and went back to Cleveland I think in 1996-ish. My mother had died in 1994, three days short of her 73rd birthday, of a heart attack. The only reason I went to Cleveland is because there more jobs available at the time, and I ended up staying until 2004, when I came here to Prescott.

It's a nice town with a population of about 43,000--not overcrowded yet, but we do seem to have a constant flow of people moving in to retire or just to get away from big city life. We are smack in the middle of a scrub dessert with low, rugged mountains all around. The most prominent of these is a feature called Thumb Butte, a thick stump of a mountain that doesn't look at all like a thumb! Anyway, here is Prescott's Wiki page if you're interested in more details.

I love Arizona, and I love Prescott and its people. I like doing many different arts and crafts; right now, I'm into recycled art. I'll take an old cigar box and decorate it with fabric, beads, found items such as broken glass, or whatever looks good, and make something cool out of it, or buy terra cotta pots from a thrift store and paint them...fun things to do with items that would otherwise be ordinary.

I have also learned to crochet, or rather, re-learned it. My mother taught me when I was a child, but I needed a refresher course, so I found some tutorials and figured it out. Might teach myself to knit, as well, as I've never done that before.

I love antiques! Never cared much for them before moving to Prescott, but there are so many antique stores around here that it's hard not to get drawn in. I bought a lovely set of Pyrex glass mixing bowls just like the ones my mother had when I was a child--$80, and I've seen them priced much higher than that, so it was a good deal. Also bought a couple of rolling pins, an egg whisk mixer thing (the kind you crank with a little handle), and a few other odds and ends. Don't know why I like kitchen utensils when I don't cook very much! I've also picked up some old glass Christmas ornaments from the 1950s through the '70s. They bring back memories of the kind my mother had.

 
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Joined May 13, 2010 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Support a Cause 
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Groups Atheist/Agnostic Alliance, Care2Guru, Elephant Lovers, The GODDESSES and their ANIMALS, Vegetarian
Hometown Prescott, AZ 
Homepage http://http://meat2veggies.blogspot.com/  
Birthday July 03, 1964  
Languages English and Bad English  
About Me Short, graying hair; animal lover; hurtling toward the half-century mark and looking forward to it; could REALLY stand to lose 50 lbs; tend to be lazy (damn you, Internet!); love off-beat, somewhat raunchy humor; my greatest dream is to live in an Earthship home or something similar.

Never been married, but I think I'm ready to find someone to share what's left of my life with. Need a guy who's into art, nature, animals, and Red Dwarf. =D
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Pets 2 hermit crabs  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Indifferent
Religions Pastafarian  
Eating Habits newly vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I like Sumo wrestling! X>D
My Philosophy Never put your cat in a washing machine, or you might get a sock in the puss.
What Gives Me Hope Websites such as this are becoming more popular as people realize that change is desperately needed in the world.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make chocolate donuts the official national food! =D
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me  
Passions  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me Those hotdogs they serve @ county fairs  
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Quotation "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." --Dirk Gently (from "The Long, Dark Teatime of the Soul.")
Interests pets, recycling, arts and crafts, the Internet, reading  
Books history, Christopher Moore, animals and nature, Robert E. Howard, Lord of the Rings, Terry Pratchett, Harry Potter Series, science  
Music Weird al Yankovic, New Agey stuff, orchestral metal, 1980s rock  
Movies Star Wars-before it sucked, Avatar, Old sci-fi flicks, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Lord of the Rings  
TV Shows Mystery Science Theater 3000, Red Dwarf  
Favorite Foods Thai stir-fry, Vegetarian chinese food, pizza, chocolate  
Favorite Places Prescott Arizona, Sedona Arizona  
Can't Live Without my computer!  
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    Lois K. (24)

    Thank you for the holiday greetings, everyone! I had a great time with my friends, and I hope all of you enjoyed yourselves, too. 


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    Merry Christmas Lois. Hugs)))
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    Jul 3, 2010 10:52 AM

    Lois K. (24)

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, Lyn!


    Jul 2, 2010 8:51 AM

    Lyn h. (19)

    Sorry, my Care2 card didn't work...HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOIS!


    Jul 2, 2010 8:50 AM

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    Jun 17, 2010 5:38 PM

    Lois K. (24)

    What the hell is wrong with Care2 lately?? Pages load slowly or not at all, messages won't post, I get blank pages instead of the link I clicked on....Are their servers crappy, or what?? They need to fix whatever is wrong.


    Jun 12, 2010 8:41 AM

    Lois K. (24)

    Okay, so somehow I ended up with two accounts, I think from logging in through my Facebook account after I had already set up this one. So I deleted the other one and will just have this one. Much simpler that way. :broom:


    Jun 11, 2010 7:22 PM

    Lois K. (24)
    I FINALLY figured out how to get profile picture posted beside my name. It's a picture of one of my hermit crabs, Beatrix, although she has changed her shell since this photo was taken.

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