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A California Welcome =o)

from happyhippy - Saturday, February 26, 2005
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Ex-member of a funky cult? Feeling awkward and alone? Live in or around California? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then I have a sunny California welcome for you! =o)

I am trying to get a common-ground friends group together.

Hey! If you're on this website, then you already understand...

It is hard to fit in. It is hard to move on. It is hard to find people who truely understand you. It is hard to forget and even harder to remember.

I am only recently confronting the skeletons in the closet of my past. I have done a lot since I got out, but now I am going back into my childhood to help clear the path for my future. I have found a deep need to contact other ex-members and am discovering the difficulty of finding people.

I would like to start a group of people who can come together on the common ground of being former COG/TF members (especially former COG/TF kids). It feels good to be around someoe who already knows where you're coming from. It feels good to share your dark secrets with someone who won't think you're a total freak. It feels good to think your own thoughts and live your own life, free from a totalitarian lifestyle. It feels good to know you're not alone.

If you read this and you're in the area, PLEASE CONTACT ME!!!

I am in central California but would like to hear from anyone in the general area, Northern Ca, Southern Ca, etc.

PS I am also looking specifically for any Shermans, Dunbars, or Nystroms who are ready to deal with their past or just want to hook up with old friends for the fun of it. =o)

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from true
Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 00:33


im in socal and i like hippys (well i like everyone but any on thats in the family and any one that is fake but fake tits are cool any way just thought i would say hi after i read what you wrote and next time your in san diego look for me im not hard to find still the most talkabout artist and partyer .

peace and one love

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from Joe H
Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 09:23

Do you shave your armpits?
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From happyhippy
Saturday, February 26, 2005, 12:32


I assume you are relying on the stereotype of hairy hippies to pose your question to me. In that case, I must also have hairy legs, a bush that is out of control, a pungent body oder that has mixed unmistakably with patchouli, dreaded hair, a deep love and respect for the Greatful Dead, bare feet, a diet that consists of only raw greens, a teepee for a house, an affinity for marijuana and various psychedelics, flowers in my hair, a peace sign painted on my cheek, and a unique ability to go for weeks without showering. I urge you to define your own thoughts, free from the stereotypes and generalizations of this society.

(ps no, i don't shave my armpits. but i do trim them with a #2 electric razor every other month to keep the hair at that perfect mown-lawn length that i have come to love. =o)

(pps so, you wanna hook up? my pit hair is soft and cuddly, kinda like a teddy bear.)(reply to this comment

From Joe H
Sunday, February 27, 2005, 11:28

Funny, I do that to my pit-hair too. But no, I don't want to hook up with you, unless maybe you've found a way to be a cynical, capitalist hippy with piles of money; people don't realize that being incredibly narcissistic doesn't mean you want someone who resembles yourself -- it just means you love yourself as much as you should. Self-love is the only real love! (And it's all, A L L, the religion you need) (reply to this comment
From Shaka
Saturday, February 26, 2005, 13:44

I'm going to have nightmares for two weeks.(reply to this comment
From vixen
Saturday, February 26, 2005, 13:53


Just surrender to the attraction, shaka! You know you want to! : P

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From vixen
Saturday, February 26, 2005, 12:40


LOL! I like you! You forgot the nose ring, though.

Don't mind Joe. He's harmless, really. Just a little too clever for his own good.(reply to this comment

From happyhippy
Sunday, February 27, 2005, 15:10

I've got the nose ring.....four of them. =o)(reply to this comment
From lol
Saturday, February 26, 2005, 09:42

Well, that was a warm welcome! (reply to this comment
Saturday, February 26, 2005, 13:10

Perhaps a bit TOO warm and fuzzy... at least for my taste!(reply to this comment
From hahaha
Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 16:35


You have underarm hair and you're a woman? Well isn't that attractive.(reply to this comment

From roughneck
Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 22:28

"...isn't that attractive."

I think the word you're looking for there is "French".

Honestly! This discussion has been open for what? 3 months? and nobody's bashed France/Frenchpersons yet? What's the world coming to? Geez! :)(reply to this comment

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