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Tara Helwig

Valley Forge, PA, United States

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  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Gypsy/Pirate Hybrid Version 3.5 * s...
  • Graduate Kutztown University
  • From Gettysburg PA USA
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About Me


Happy to host when i can, drop me a line!


I am a self made business operator, making custom sterling and semi precious stone creations for people for over 15 years. It my full time job, my passion and my joy in this life. I also love travel, love my friends, who are like my second family. I enjoy the outdoors and living conveniently near a state park and also a major city, giving me the best of both worlds :) You may find me on facebook under the name Tara Helwig or on myspace at myspace.com/stonegazer to see more about me.


Simple: You get what you give

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I am new to the CS project, just trying to meet new folks and establish my creditability on this site. I am also looking forward to participating in local gatherings and potlucks through here.


Well I went through college and at several points for years at a time found myself living commune style to afford bills. I have never had brothers or sisters so I was eager and happy to experience this lifestyle. I can't say its for me now at this point in my life but I love people and meeting new friends. So I think this would be a great experience.


warehouse costume parties in philly at secret locations! Music, movies, wine, tea, beads, gemstones, outdoors, biking, swimming, hiking, driving, rockhounding, and being part of YOUR story.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES: The Pillow Book, Rushmore, Eternal Sunshine, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Waking Life, Before sunrise/sunset, I heart Huckabees, Crash, Lucky Number Slevin, The Usual Suspects, Donnie Darko(only the director's cut cuz its so much better.) dangerous liasons, neverending story, mirrormask, city of lost children, Amelie, Coraline, Hot Fuzz, Fur: The Dianne Arbus Fairytale .
MUSIC: Thievery Corporation, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Beck, Jeff Buckley, Morcheeba, Esthero, Hooverphonic, Etro Anime, Interpol, Underworld, Massive Attack, Sounds from the Ground, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Portishead, Moonraker, Gorillaz, King Tubby, James Brown, Spring Heel Jack,Loveage/Automator, Cinematic Orchestra, Tuatara, Luna, U.N.K.L.E., James Hardway, Morphine, The The, Twinemen, Killers, Beth Orton, Ednaswap, Feist, Cat Power,The Shins, Modest Mouse, Soul Coughing, Deb Talan, Patti Griffin, Tom Petty, Sarah Harmer, Ani fuckin DiFranco, Be Good Tanyas, Aimee Mann, Muse, Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, death cab for cutie, Mars Volta, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, REVCO, Louis XIV, Meat Beat Manifesto, Peter Gabriel, Starlight Mints, Mogwai, Telepopmusik
CURRENTLY READING: The Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Waking at 5am to see the sun rise over the oceans of Jamaica while floating out in the water. One of the most peaceful feelings I have ever experienced.

Teach, Learn, Share

I try to value my time spent with friends and loved ones more. After totaling my car this summer I realize that its all so fleeting, it can all be gone in an instant.

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