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Ellis v.

"Bring Art and People together"

San Diego, CA, USA
male, age 47
Art Historian (ABD); Art consultant, and Web designer
Speaks: Dutch, French, German
Joined Feb 24, 2003
What I Want to Do:

Motto: CARPE DIEM! Goal: Treat every person with humility, dignity, and reverent respect.
Let's come together to eliminate racism, sexism, homophobia, and hatred in general!

Forgiving is not the same thing as condoning.
Letting go is not the same thing as giving in.
Forgiving is a result of personal strength, not weakness.

Not a Winner, not a Loser: Born a Chooser!!

***** Remember: Smiling is for free... saying 'thank you' as well!
I started a 'Grateful Journal' 1,5 years ago. Every night before I go to sleep I write down 5 things I am extremely grateful for. I highly recommend anybody who's reading this right now to start one too - helps you focus on all the gifts you continually receive from  both nature and human beeings, which in turn will make you a stronger as well as a happier person!
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Feb 24, 2003 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups FEMALE ARTISTS - CREATIVE WOMEN, Race for the Rainforest, Recipes and Tips
Hometown Chicago 
Homepage http://Some day... always too busy with somebody else's....  
Birthday June 15, 1971  
Languages Dutch, French, German  
About Me I am an outgoing, adventurous, art-loving Dutch girl who likes to design Web sites in her spare time.

I am still lost in translation on a daily basis, so please pardon my English and just have a good laugh about the comments below everybody! I do too.
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Pets four furry little cats (and they all mos, haha)  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I never take myself too seriously.
I'm absolutely convinced that many individuals would be much happier if they wouldn't take themselves so seriously either.
Fact: I just LOVE the taste of wheat grass.
Fact: I am both loud, Louder, Loudest and hungry, Hungrier, Hungriest!
I love to Cook, create new dishes, and EAT them all, preferably with friends. I am ALWAYS hungry.
Fact: I used to think I could never ever live without chocolate, but my mind was just playing tricks on me. For two years, I have lived a satisfying, meaningful, and perfectly happy life without eating one piece of the 'brown gold'! Recently I had to start eating the dark chocolate again, because that stuff can do miracles for your health (how's that for an outstandig excuse?!).
Fact: I smoked for 12 years, which luckily grosses me out now.
Fact: Moved over to U.S. three years ago and I LOVE it here!
My Philosophy "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be" (Douglas Adams).

* Listening is a concious choice!
It's the primary skill to improve any relationship.
What Gives Me Hope The scent of a freshly mowed lawn.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make sure every country in the world would stop producing and using weapons of any kind, so human beings wouldn't be able to intentionally kill one another/animals anymore by pulling a trigger, pushing on a button, or bombing away! Intensly sad that some people apparently are able to sleep at night because the enormous amounts of money they are making at the expense of other peoples' lives, both in the private sector and at the government level, is silencing the voices in their heads/concience!
What/who changed my life and why My mom and dad - pretty obvious: They brought me into this world, so without them I would not exist. Moreover, they invested all their time and energy in letting me grow up to become to person I am today, a lucky little brad, for which I'll never be able to pay them back. Though I am gonna try mom!

My husband: He is my complete and utter opposite (I jump at any a great challenge with both hands). For instance, he can't care less about art - which is just nothing really but my PASSION! He'd rather play golf (I'm thinking: "I'll get to OldsVille after I have earned my Senior Citizens' Pass, thank you!")
When enthousiastically talking about art, I manage to 'lose' him in the first two minutes over and over again (his eyes are the first to go - they turn glassy in a couple of secs. Next his brain will turn num, and within hardly 120 seconds it's a complete system melt-down! And believe me, I do practice, but art just doesn't seem to push any of his buttons and I totally respect him for that).
But, as they say, opposites really do attract in our case: he definitely is my soul mate.

Also, my reflexologist/massage therapist Mr. Chen; he is the most nurturing, giving, and selfless person I have ever met. His exemplary generosity inspired me to join Women for Women International: We've been able to (proudly) sponsor Janet Nwege in Nigeria over a year now. The letters she writes me give me hope - hope of a better life for everyone on this planet. It doesn't have to be in a galaxy far, far away!
The only person/thing you control is YOU - and you sure CAN make a difference if you choose to. Love yourself and others can but accept you for who you are.
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me  
Role Models Oprah Winfrey., Actually, I admire any savy, smart, honest, ambitious, hard-working (business) woman who radiat  
Quotation What better illusions to leave behind than the ones you had to follow to bring you here?
Interests Art/Design, art history, architecture, aesthetics, philosophy, psychology, food! Loft living, interior design, second hand furniture (especially design, I love to: Cook, visit yard sales and thrift stores, attend auctions, pain  
Music Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Tuck & Patti, Curtis Mayfield, Funkadelics, I still like Alanis Morissette - Jagged, music of Quinten T's movies are my fav!  
Movies Children of the Secret State (documentar, even risking their lives on a daily basi, to get the  
TV Shows Greg the Bunny, Dwell, Opening Soon, Oprah. I don't watch much tv at all. Our, When I am able to make some time (or rat, want to) to turn o  
Favorite Foods Spicy Indian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, sushi, cheese fondue, Cheescake Factory, last but not least - my homemade food, especially my salads., No meat/french fries please (Yuk Big Tim, I am a total Shrimp/scampy-o-hollic (not  
Favorite Places Home in Chicago. New York City., But I haven't seen much of the world yet, NEW: We're going to Costa Rica baby! Bri, I  
Can't Live Without Besides H2O, oxygen, food, shelter, my health..., My husband - he my main man - my mother, my brother, friends, my 4 cats, art and books., Alright, so I cheated., Big deal., I ramble  
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    Jun 15, 2009 12:24 PM

    Teresa d. (1519)
    Happy Birthday!

    You have a present at Recipes and Tips group.

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    Teresa d. (1519)
    Have a funtastic day


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    Allie D. (129)

    Happy Valentines Day XXOOXX

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    kisses 4 U

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    Teresa d. (1519)
    Good night my friend!


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    Allie D. (129)
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    Happy New Year!!! Kisses Luv & MORE!!!

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    merry xmas



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    Allie D. (129)
    Do U have something sweet for me to eat? ;P
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