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Karen F.

"I eat chocolate, therefore I am"

NU, Australia
female, age 42
Software Developer
Speaks: English
Joined May 14, 2000
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Joined May 14, 2000 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause 
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Groups Activists Against Factory Farming, Cat Addicts Anonymous, Cat Lovers, Cat Rescue/Trap Neuter Release Connection, Celtic History and Spirituality, Complete Natural Living, International Wildlife Rescue, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Monty Python Enthusiasts, PRRA - People for the Rights and Respect of Animals, Pets in Need, Protect Arctic Refuge, Recipes and Tips, SAVE THE SUDAN - END GENOCIDE more »
Hometown Melbourne, Australia 
Birthday May 18, 1976  
Languages English  
About Me I am a quiet, shy, non-adventurous sort of lass. I like to laugh and be comfortable (preferably with chocolate nearby ;) )
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Pets one very beautiful itty bitty grey kitty  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me ....I have spent MONTHS trying to come up with an impressive answer to this one, but the inescapable conclusion that I must reach is: there is nothing wild about me whatsoever. *tries not to look TOO pathetic and geeky*
My Philosophy An' it harm none, do what ye will.
What Gives Me Hope Small acts of kindness from strangers or those I don't know very well, whether it be a smile or a kind word or a wry observation or whatever. ..."those whose kindness leaves you without debt"...
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by ...well this is a tough one. My greatest concerns with the modern world seem to stem from two places, (1) the increasing loss of respect that people show for the people around them, the world around them, and themselves; and (2) the unwillingness of most people to consider and take into account the consequences of their actions (we want everything for free, without inconvenience, without any sacrifice, without consideration of any costs to anyone except ourselves). I refer to it as the "Me! Now!" mentality.
Unfortunately I have no answers for reversing this.
What/who changed my life and why Book: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It taught me to laugh more, to look at things and see the humour in them rather than the tragedy.
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me  
Role Models Miss Piggy - yes I'm serious! *grin* (Sh, being an assertive female who did whatev, Those who pursue their vision without mi  
Quotation "Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction." (Professor Charles R. Magel)
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money." (Cree Proverb)
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." (e.e. cummings)
"The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn." (Gloria Steinem)
"Nuts to your white mice." (Douglas Adams)
Interests Reading, poetry, yoga, eating chocolate, traveling, growing herbs, cuddling my gorgeous darling kittycat an  
Music anything from the 80s!!!, Radiohead, Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Crowded House, Split Enz, Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, early U2  
Movies Shrek, Grease, Galaxy Quest, Phenomenon. Generally speaking - things  
TV Shows Blackadder, Red Dwarf, X-Files, The Muppet Show, Seachange., All "old" stuff!! I don't watch anything, 'tis all unoriginal rubbish IMHO  
Favorite Foods Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, have I mentioned chocolate, more chocolate, chocolate mud cake with chocolate frosti  
Favorite Places  
Can't Live Without my cat, bubble baths, wine, a good book, time alone (ideally the last four at the  
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    Oct 27, 2013 10:13 PM

    Tracy B. (673)
    Hi there! I only just recently got back to Care2, and wanted to take a moment to stop by and say hello and thanks for your friendship!  Hope all is well with you!! 

    May 18, 2013 4:18 PM

    Blu A. (302)

    Myspace Comments HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen, we miss you still, your pals, Dolores and my Blu' AbbeyCat (Meow)
    May 15, 2012 10:12 PM

    Blu A. (302)
    Happy Birthday Karen
     purrs & headbonks
    Dolores & my Blu' Abbey Cat oxoxxo

    May 21, 2011 5:58 AM

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    May 17, 2011 4:21 AM

    Blu A. (302)
    Happy Birthday Karen
    from, Dolores & Blu'AbbeyCat

    Jan 26, 2011 7:24 AM

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    Aug 23, 2009 10:41 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    My friend, you will always be there deep in my heart no matter what!
    Do relax and.......
    Be happy always!

    Jul 24, 2009 9:21 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    Friendship is not a game to play,
    It is not a word to say,
    It doesn't start on March & ends on May,
    It is tomorrow, yesterday, today & everyday!

    So my dear friend I...........
    Coz certainly...
    Hope you have the most awesome weekend!
    Be happy always!

    Jun 30, 2009 8:53 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    If I could pull down the rainbow
    I would write your name on it
    And put it back in the sky
    To let everybody know
    How colourful my life is
    With a friend like you
    For that beautiful colour you added to my life my friend...
    And...Hope U have an awesome week!
    Be happy always!

    Jun 20, 2009 9:13 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
    Thanks for being that cement which has strengthened our friendship.......
    And certainly.......
    May you have a gorgeous weekend my friend!
    And.....Be happy always!

    Jun 9, 2009 6:19 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    Thanks for extending your beautiful hand my friend!
    And I...Thank you for your friendship,
    It means so very much to me always!
    With all my heart, I say thank you
    To the friend you are to me!
    Have a lovely week my friend!
    And......Be happy always!

    May 27, 2009 10:11 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    I missed your birthday. Hope it had been as special as you are my friend. It's better late than never though - what do you say?

    May 19, 2009 12:28 PM

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    May 18, 2009 3:02 PM

    Teresa d. (1519)
    Happy Birthday!

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