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Anna V.

South Bend, IN, USA
female, age 41
Speaks: English, a little bit of German
Joined May 17, 2005
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News from me . . .

Much happiness right now over Election Day results!  I really never thought I'd see Indiana colored blue on the map . . . it's a really good feeling.  I'm feeling more hopeful about the future than I have in a long time.

Obama '08

Quotes . . .

"He came to a wall so high he feared his tiny horse could not carry him over; but the fairy king said to him, "Throw your heart over the wall, then follow it!" So [the mortal] rode fearlessly at the wall, with his heart already bravely past it, and went safely over."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

"His mind could do without faith, but his heart could not do without friendship: a profound contradiction, for affection in itself is faith."
~ Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Featured Cause/Organization . . .

"For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt."
~ Lillian Hellman

Polaris Project

Causes and Organizations . . .

The Sierra Club Mercy Corps


Recommended Favorites . . .

Cool new music . . .

Polygraph by Lying Delilah - Lying Delilah might just be the coolest band I've discovered this year. They are an amazing new trio from the Northwest Indiana/Chicago area, and describes them as "a soulful, sultry sound that blends jazzy blues with straight-up rock . . . an unbelievable rhythm section mixed with unique vocals."

The band gives an incredible live performance, but the CD is equally phenomenal. I would love to see this group succeed in gaining a huge national audience, so please give them a listen!

You can check out Lying Delilah at or at You can preview and/or buy their debut album Polygraph from CD Baby at

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Joined May 17, 2005 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Amnesty International, Free Burma!, Healthy Living Network, Human Rights Watch
Hometown South Bend, IN 
Birthday March 09, 1977  
Languages English, a little bit of German  
About Me I think people probably have a difficult time getting to know me, because I tend to have varied interests that make me a bit hard to pin down. I can say that I'm definitely very balanced between the right and left sides of my brain. I believe that we should welcome both emotion and rationality as part of being fully human and should strive for lives where both are in balance.
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Pets 2 cats - Fiona and Neville  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Christian - Catholic  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I have two tattoos, but that's not too wild these days.
My Philosophy I try to live my life with an understanding that I'm not perfect and there's always room for me to grow. I welcome the opportunity to learn from those around me; as painful as it can be, I'd rather have someone confront me with my weaknesses, so that I can become a better person.
What Gives Me Hope I just witnessed a lot of bright young students graduate with college degrees, and many of them are choosing to pursue things that I know will have a positive impact on the world. THEY give me hope.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why I don't think there has been one single moment or thing that's changed my life. It's been a longer, more gradual process of development as a result of influences and inspiration from many sources.
What Bugs Me elitism, suburban sprawl, SUVs with "green" license plates, animal abuse/neglect/cruelty  
What Scares Me the state of our government, religious extremists from all camps, violent dogs, global warming  
Role Models my friend Heather, my baby brother, Sophie Scholl  
Interests gardening, hiking, hanging out at coffee houses, reading, cooking, soccer - playing and watching, running and jogging  
Books my vegetarian cookbooks  
Music Everything . . . it depends on my mood!  
Movies Roman Holiday, The Sound of Music, About a Boy, Empire Records  
TV Shows I'm trying to quit watching so much!  
Favorite Foods dark chocolate, pistachio ice cream, Indian cuisine, Lebanese food, coffee, tomato sandwiches  
Favorite Places home, Chicago!, Portland OR, Knoxville TN  
Can't Live Without  
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