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Dancing is good. [Dec. 13th, 2007|02:47 pm]
Karen Schwartz
I went dancing last night at Qool, at the Minna Street Gallery in SF. It's a Wednesday night dance club with very early hours, 5pm to 10 pm, and they play electronic dance music. Nice energy, lots of people dancing.

It was really nice to go dance and then be home early enough to get a full night sleep. I really like goth/industrial clubs, but I never seem to be home much before 3am, and that really makes waking up at 7:30 am icky.

Dancing with friends make me happy.
I'd love to go again.
Wanna go?
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Love language test [Mar. 21st, 2007|10:20 pm]
Karen Schwartz
I feel loved when...

The Five Love Languages

My Primary Love Language is Quality Time

<th colspan="2">My Detailed Results:</th>
Quality Time: 10
Physical Touch: 9
Words of Affirmation: 5
Acts of Service: 4
Receiving Gifts: 2

About this quiz

Unhappiness in relationships is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. It can be helpful to know what language you speak and what language those around you speak.

Tag 3 people so they can find out what their love language is.

Take the Quiz!
Check out the Book

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Bondage Test [Mar. 21st, 2007|09:44 pm]
Karen Schwartz
Your Bishop
Bondage Position

All wrapped up like a package, waiting to be unwrapped. Ohhh, not so fast. This present is for everyone to gaze upon.

How would you be tied up?
Take the Bishop Bondage Test
(only 4 questions)

Ruth made me do it.
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Freefall [Jan. 18th, 2007|12:15 pm]
Karen Schwartz
[Current Location |work]
[mood |working]

On New Years eve Ruth and I fell out of an airplane. It was a tandem jump from nearly 14,000 feet. Lots of free-fall, and rather intense.

It seems like a very good metaphor for the past year, and a good way to close. Last year felt like free-fall. Outta control, scary, sad, uncertain, and in some big ways 'very optimistic'.
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test [Aug. 16th, 2006|04:06 pm]
Karen Schwartz
ISFP - the Composer
You scored 27% I to E, 63% N to S, 9% F to T, and 57% J to P!
Your type is best described by the single word "composer", which belongs to the larger group, experiencers. You are very in touch with the physical world, and have an eye for detail. You are likely to be very artistic in some form or another. You don't wish to lead at all. Your attitude is very much "live and let live" to the point that others may have accused you of having no opinions or ambitions. You share your personality type with 10% of the population.

As a romantic partner, you are nuturing and supportive, often putting your partner's needs before your own. You struggle when you feel anger or resentment, because the last thing you want to do is engage in confrontation. You need patience, support, and encouragement to discuss problems in constructive ways (as opposed to not at all.) You want a deep and intimate connection with your partner. You feel most appreciated when your partner is grateful for your thoughtfulness and willingness to help. You most want your partner to reciprocate with spontaneous thoughtful acts to show you how important you are to them.

Your group summary: experiencers (SP)

Your Type Summary: ISFP

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 32% on I to E
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You scored higher than 78% on N to S
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You scored higher than 3% on F to T
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You scored higher than 59% on J to P
Link: The LONG Scientific Personality Test written by unpretentious2 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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Switzerland [Jul. 18th, 2006|12:57 pm]
Karen Schwartz
Finally internet access again. We're in Switzerland at J's friends apartment. It was a medium long drive through Italy through a lot of serious tunnels.

I just spent the previous 3 nights on the French Riviera. One would normally think that's a wonderful thing. However, I had Saryn, and C left to be with J in Monte Carlo at a Backgammon tournament. So I was alone in France. I had to find a campground. The refrigerator didn't work. Driving a camper through Monaco is totally fucked up. I t was very hot. Lots of traffic. And I didn't want to be alone. I still don't know how to make warm interactions occur. Heck I can hardly make it happen with people who speak English. The next day I found a market and a hardware store in the areas away from the tourist stuff, 5 to 10 miles from the coast. I fixed the refrigerator and got lots of food. Then I headed to Cannes, France, to hang out on the beach a few miles from town. That was nice. Lots of traffic, and very hot, but it was nice being with Saryn and explorig tide pools on the Medeteranian. I liked driving past an Aerospacial building on the way back and thinking I'd love to hang out there. There was a big murial commemorating the Hyugens probe that landed on the moon Titan last year.

gotta go to bed.
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I met a boy [Jul. 8th, 2006|11:54 am]
Karen Schwartz
After picking up the van in Amsterdam, I noticed a coffee shop right next to the parking space. (A shop that sells beans and paraphernalia.) I wanted to get an espresso maker like the one R used while camping at Pinnacles. The proprietor was really nice. He helped a Polish couple buy coffee, and then helped me. He was really nice. He helped me select a pot and coffee, and then we talked for a bit. It was a really pleasant conversation, and not uncomfortable or awkward at all. I mentioned we will be camping in the van parked in front of his place, and he said I could use the upstairs bathroom. So I did. He said my friends were welcome too. Then I went into the van and told C and J. C wanted to, so I escorted her in with Saryn. I talked more with the guy. Then C went back and took Saryn, and I talked more. Then I went back to the van. When I returned, C had a big smile and said "He really likes you." Then the same thing happened with J. He too smiled big and said he same thing.

The special thing was that I didn't know. Looking back, it was pretty clear. If we weren't leaving I would have loved to spend time with him. He definitely made it clear when he got off work, and gave me his card and would like a postcard. As soon as I find one, I'll send him a note.

I'm so flattered. I was feeling very awkward about gender, bathrooms, and not fitting in. Also I wasn't feeling connected to anyone except Saryn. I felt that he read me a trans, and thought I was cool. Either because I was trans, of it didn't matter or all. It doesn't matter.

He's super cute, with the warmest smile.
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Amsterdam [Jul. 6th, 2006|09:10 pm]
Karen Schwartz
We're in Amsterdam. The trains rock. The bikes rock. I love seeing tons of people riding bikes as part of normal life. The train station has a bike rack that I'm told holds 6,000 bikes. Last night I was so happy to be eating icecream with Saryn and watching a woman ride up on a bitchin Ducati. She had a young guy on the back, and he got off and got onto a scooter. It was cool because she was wearing a short skirt and high heeled shoes, and they both had helmets. It was cool because this was normal, lots of people like this.

Emotionally this trip is gonna be really weird. I don't even know what to think yet. I'm with C and her boyfriend J. I don't know how to travel. I see lots of stuff, but it's really just stuff without feeling really connected to the people around me.

Jet lag is weird. Me and Saryn woke up at 3 pm. After dinner we played on the swings in front of a super beautiful church, after 1 am. (That seems kinda late to have a 2 year old out on the streets in front of a crowded bar. Then it took a super long time to get home because she loved watching the boats in the canals and the trains. Today we head off in the camper and the adventure begins,...
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Time of day? [Jun. 13th, 2006|11:10 am]
Karen Schwartz
[Current Location |work]
[mood |blahblah]

You Are Midnight

You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.
Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.
You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
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Hello LJ, [Jun. 6th, 2006|10:05 am]
Karen Schwartz
[Current Location |work]
[mood |indifferentindifferent]

Ok, I'm wondering how to treat Live Journal. How personal or open do I want to be. I think I'm very hesitant to express myself in ways similar to the hand written journals I've kept. I'm hesitant even with close friends. However, I do have a desire to take a risk, and possibly let friends see my inner feelings.

We'll see. I sure am going through a lot right now.
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