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Edit.  The following intro is a bit old.  I unfortunately ended my long term relationship after nearly ten years.  Just couldn't be worked out.  I got the house and the dogs and am relatively happy now.  I finished my online RN to BSN program and am a genuine college graduate at the age of 48!!!  Woot!

Edit #2 - I finally reached the ripe old age of 50 and am feeling fabulous!  I always get the "you don't look 50" thing, and I attribute that to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

I deleted my Myspace page.  I do have Facebook and love to have vegwebbers for friends. You can private message me and I'll give you my name.  Or you can find me on the vegweb fan page.

Edit #3 - Finally went vegan.  The last couple of years, I've been slowly getting there, replacing household and personal products with vegan items such as vegan soaps, candles, cleaners.  I've bought vegan shoes, belts and wallets.  I'm loving it!  Decided to let my hair go naturally grey instead of coloring it so I don't get the "you don't look 50" thing as much anymore.  LOL  I now have a desk job in the admit-transfer center and hate it hate it hate.  I just can't be stuck behind a desk, and I'm the lookout for something else.

Edit #4 - Found a position at the hospital I currnetly work on an ortho floor.  I think I'll like returning to the bedside and not a desk job.  w00t

It's been a while and I thought it might be nice to for everyone who posts here to tell a little about yourself.  I took a little sabbatical from this site (went back to eating meat for two years..........bleech), but lurked from time to time, but have been a part of this site for gee, can it be 8 or more years????  But I don't know a lot of you. 

I am a nurse.  I am a male. (yes, a person who will remain nameless called me a "she".)  I am gay.  I've been in a monogamous relationship for the last nine years with a great guy who now travels a lot. I was an ovo-lacto veg*n for about 12 years before slipping, I plead insanity.

I'm currently in an online program to go from an ADN RN to BSN RN and hope to finally graduate from college at the age of 48 next year. 

I have a very boring blog here:  http://allnurses.com/forums/journal.php?do=showjournal&j=13

You're turn.  Tell me your business!

Hello

I live just out of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. I'm 26, married to a primary music teacher and I work as an animal attendant for puppies and dogs at a place that offers natural therapies (massage, hydrotherapy rehab etc) and care for all breeds of dogs.
I was raised vegetarian (very lucky) and in recent years decided that dairy was not for me and am now a happy vegan. This site helps me cope with living in a community that looks down upon this way of living. I love the feedback on recipes and that it is all light hearted.
I have felt a great sense of isolation being raised veg and have found of comfort knowing that there are other people in the world with compassionate values. I still do not have one friend here in oz that is vegan...crazy huh

Bxx

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Greetings all!  Well I finally signed up for an accout after a few years of recipe searches.  I'm Kaitlan, turned 29 a few days ago (eek) and recently moved to the outskirts of Denver, Colorado.  I don't work due to Lupus.  I have been veg*n since I was 13 but one of my "genius" doctors told me that he thought if I were to eat moderate amounts of red meat I would see a huge difference in my illness...well he was horribly wrong...sent me into a 4 month flare that I am just now getting over and now I'm back on the veggie bandwagon happily.  My partner and I have 4 furbabies...Loki the dog, Luna, Cami and Sage the kitties.  All rescues.  I look forward to getting to know all of you :)

Bright Blessings

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greetings oneloopykat! what a fun name!

i never understood doctors who think "meat cures all." there is a lot MORE evidance that veggie diets heal.... and that meat kills (well, a high fat, meaty, low fiber kind of meaty diet).

regardless, welcome and good health to you!

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Hello Everybody!
I'm Jess and I am 22. I have been on VegWeb for a little over a year now. I only just started getting into the posting and the chatting which I find to be SO FUN! I just moved to New York from Boston this past June. I am currently a grad student at NYU. I'm studying Early Childhood Education. I'll be a real live teacher by next September! Totally insane! I have been vegan for over a year and a half now. Sometimes I slip up and eat cheese, but I am really trying to work on that. Really! VegWeb is helping. It is hard having no veg*n friends! I decided to make the change after reading Eat to Live. It just seemed like the healthiest choice. What else? Well, I have a myspace that I share with a friend. You can add me if you want! And, feel free to send me an instant message if you see me on AIM. I am super friendly, I promise!

www.myspace.com/apucious 

AIM: stillflat9

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i told myself i wouldn't post here until i read everyone else's, so now i am finally posting!

my name is hannah and i currently reside in san luis obispo, ca (it's central ca coast). i study nutrition and am graduating in a matter of months, after which i plan to move and travel for a good chunk of time.
i initially became vegetarian a few years ago for sustainability/environmental reasons, went vegan about 6 months later for the same reasons plus health and i find myself becoming more enamored with animal rights on a daily basis. i've done a little bit with raw foods and though i don't think i ever want to be completely raw, i like a lot of my food to be raw, whole foods. i am very non-preachy about my diet but when people find out that i am vegan i calmly explain my many reasons and that it suits me. i find most people are more accepting and i can get the word and understanding out to more this way (nobody puts up an automatic wall before i can have a discussion with them). i also respect all different lifestyles (and not just talking about vegan vs. omni) because i have interacted with many different people throughout my life and i think everyone has some value and something that i can learn from (many disagree with this opinion, but this is what i feel).
i am super into sustainability/non-consumerism. i basically will not buy anything i do not need.

if anyone lives near me or would like to meet me on my journeys i would love to do so! you can email me: hnnah.espedal at gmail dot com.

also, if anyone knows of great vegan/health work opportunities(anywhere and at pretty much any level), i have pretty much decided i want to make or be around vegan food for a job... ha ha we'll see if that happens (but really, not to toot my own horn but i am pretty sure i am great at customer service, cooking, and management).

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Hi all!  I am a 24 year old vegetarian.  Over the last 6 months I have been 90% vegan.  no cheese, meat, or eggs except if its in a recipe that I didn't make. (example:  my friend made chocolate chip cookies the other day... i had one... and she probably used butter)
Anyway, I attend FSU and I am studying Criminology.  I love it.  I was born and raised in the south and meat is the center of all plates.  I have been a vegetarian for 10 years now and it gets easier and easier all the time.  Vegweb has helped alot with inventive recipes and is making my transition to being vegan almost seamless.  My boyfriend and all of my friends are so supportive of me and always try to incorporate vegan choices at potlucks and meals.  I only have 1 vegetarian friend that I can think of. . . but still I am such a lucky person.

My hobbies are hiking, rock climbing, the beach, shopping (my weakness), my health, recipes (i read cookbooks like novels... weird, i know),  cooking for others, and fashion magazines (another weakness).

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My hobbies are hiking, rock climbing, the beach, shopping (my weakness), my health, recipes (i read cookbooks like novels... weird, i know),  cooking for others, and fashion magazines (another weakness).

Hey Itch! (Nice handle btw), I read cookbooks like novels too! It gets me in trouble when I try to remember or recreate things though....they always end up as combos! While I've only been here a short while myself, I'd like to extend a hearty, "Welcome to vegweb!"

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Hello everybody!  My name is Katie and I am a senior at Cornell University studying environmental engineering.  I am not entirely sure what I want to do next in life, and my post-graduation plans change daily.  I don't sweat my indecisiveness, though.  It's exciting to have so many different options in life!  What I do know is that I have lived in upstate New York for my entire life, and I am ready for a change of scenery  :)

I have been a vegetarian for practically my entire life.  When I was very little, I avoided many types of meat simply because I did not like the taste.  But as I grew older, I realized that there were so many reasons to be a vegetarian, and my distaste morphed into conviction.  I became a full-fledged vegan a few months ago when a vegan friend sparked my curiosity.  I realized it just didn't make sense for me to support the egg and dairy industries any longer.  I absolutely love my new vegan diet!  The only place where it poses a challenge is in the cooking class I enrolled in for fun this semester.  Needless to say, the recipes and I don't get along very well  :-\ I just do my best to focus on improving my cooking skills so I can become an even better vegan chef!  Fortunately, my town is pretty "green" and embraces veg*nism, so I always seem to have lots of dining options.  Nearly all of my friends think my going vegan is pretty nifty (though the words "I just know I could never do that!" come up all too often), and they're always reading labels for me and thinking of ways to alter recipes when we eat together, which makes me happy!  And my mom just sent me a vegan cookbook, which rocks  ;D

I love to work out (spinning class is my favorite!), and I am training to run a marathon by the end of May.  I dabble in arts and crafts of all kinds, and I love writing, reading, and making gifts for people.  I also really love tea.  My best friend from home and I invented a "tea exchange" where we scout out interesting flavors and mail them to each other along with a letter.  It's great fun, I highly recommend it  :)

I pretty much depend on Vegweb for my daily meals, and grocery shopping has become a highlight of my week, haha.
Rock on, my fellow veggies!

Katie
(AIM me! SaucyMinx86)

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Wow Katie!! So nice to meet you! We have a lot in common. My degree is in Civil Engineering & I took a focus in Environmental Engineering. Now I work for a consulting company in their Water Resources Group. Most of the work I do is for drinking water systems, but I do occansionally get involved in Wastewater and surface water projects.

I also enjoy running, right now I'm mostly into trail running and decided I prefer the half marathon distance over the full marathon.  I recently completed my first Triathlon. What Marathon are you training for? Looking forward to chatting with you more! Welcome to VegWeb!

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I have lived in upstate New York for my entire life

Another upstate vegan!  YAY!!!

Welcome!

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I have lived in upstate New York for my entire life

Another upstate vegan!  YAY!!!

we're taking over!!

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I have lived in upstate New York for my entire life

Another upstate vegan!  YAY!!!

we're taking over!!

Word!  *Struts proudly*

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I have lived in upstate New York for my entire life

Another upstate vegan!  YAY!!!

we're taking over!!

Word!  *Struts proudly*

Holler  :D
"Upstate Vegans Take Over the World"...the lesser known companion to Isa Moskowitz's "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World".....
Perhaps we upstate vegans should take over the world WITH vegan cupcakes.
That would rock.
  ;D

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Ok, for the upstate vegans.  I was driving back to school from my internship in Troy today and was absolutly starving!  I really wanted to stop someplace and sit down and eat some good food.  The problem is, the only places in Albany or the Capital/Upstate region I know that are quick to get some vegan food are El Loco and Bomber's (their vegan burritos and tofu fries are AMAZING!).  However, over the summer I went to these two places WAY too often.  I am looking for something different and was wondering if any of you knew of any others?  I know there's one someplace on Lark St. I haven't been to and really didn't feel like driving around to find it today.

Thanks!

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So the place on Lark st. is called Peas and Beans, and it is near the intersection of Lark and Washington.  The food is very good, and there are a decent amount of options.

Btw, Bombers is giving away free burritos tomorrow at 11am till 4 I think.

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Hi everyone!  I'm new.  I'm Lyle, aka Wormy, from Southern California.  I'm a pre-optometry, biochemistry major, philosophy (<3 peter singer) minor at the University of California, Riverside.  Been a vegetarian for almost three years, and since then I've replaced most of my non-vegan stuff with friendly alternatives.  The first couple years I lived mostly off bean burritos but lately I've been trying to cook other stuff too.  Hence why I joined the site.  ;D

I love reading, mostly junky sci fi/fantasy  ::)  I have made a couple websites deticated to book series, Xanth and Harry Potter.  Right now I'm reading the Sword of Truth series.  Some of my other favourites are incarnations of immortality, the belgariad, inheritance, hitchhikers guide, and stuff by michael crichton and dan brown.  ;)

I first became a vegetarian because of my idols.  An author, piers anthony, who I've always admired is a vegetarian, and although he doesnt speak of it much in his books my interest in him still managed to get me thinking.  Also, Natalie Portman, who I had a bit of a crush on was a vegetarian too.  Plus an ex girlfriend from a couple years past was, and a friend of mine from the internet, and I think when I sorta put these things together I realized that maybe veg*ns weren't a bunch of mindless idiots as I had always ignorantly thought.  ::)  So I read some things online and decided to stop eating meat until I got to the bottom of the situation...  Went to the bookstore and bought Animal Liberation and Dominion of Ma...  Fell in love with Peter Singer, philosophy, and vegetarianism.

So  ::) Thats me.

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My name is Gina and I'm currently a college student at this crazy liberal arts college. Most of my friends are meat eaters, but I had several who were veg*n and I became one myself last year. I'm currently ovo-lacto veggie but I do have vegan periods. However, whenever I'm home, it's such a pain to eat vegan because my parents are not supportive at all. I am part of a veggie co-op on campus so we have a meat free environment to use which is pretty sweet.

I am extremely involved in environmentalism and we've done a ton to get our campus green! (all our carry-out stuff including plastic cups are biodegradable. The campus built a green building and are switching to wind/solar power, etc.) I'm also very interested in LGBT issues. I am a psychology major, neuroscience and women/gender/sexuality studies minor.

Oh, and I love spicy food.

So that's pretty much it about me for now. :-)

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i'm new here

whatsup ya'll, i'm jeremy. i'm 19 years old, vegan for a year, meat free for 3 (plus one year when i was even younger, after which my family strong armed me back to meat, then i went back to veg)  i live in brooklyn with my wonderful girlfriend Leah, my best friend Adam, his girlfriend Ali, our friend Eric, and our kittens Nipples, Norbert and Shiney. we live in a cramped, but cozy railroad style apartment, so we've become somewhat entwined with one anothers lives. i'm an anarchist, but refuse to distinguish myself from other anarchist based on the other color i put on the black flag. i try to travel as much as i can. i ride my bike a lot. i like hardcore music and punk music. i like cooking when i can. i try to pay for as little as possible, if i pay for anything. free stuff, get into it!

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Hi Jeremy!

You have a cat... named... Nipples?!  What's that story?

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Hi everyone. I've been lurking and using recipes here for quite some time, and I finally decided that it would be nice of me to say hello and have a go at participation. ;)

I'm Kelly. I live in a little town near Raleigh, NC and have for most my life, save the 2 semesters I spent at UNC Asheville. I loved the city and the mountains, but had to return home for personal reasons. I always think about going back, but I don't think I'd want to be that far away from my family and friends again. I'm a bit shy so it takes me a while to make new friends.

I have been vegetarian for almost two years now, which I think is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Actually, you could call me 100% vegan at home, but sometimes when I'm out a little dairy is hard to avoid. I even managed to help convert my mother to a vegetarian diet in the last year by appealing to her health and desire for weight loss!

I live a pretty quiet life, but I do enjoy getting out and enjoying the more interesting things that the world has to offer.  I am passionate about music, books, and the more creative/witty movies and TV shows out there. My newest interest is gardening, and my sister and I started our own garden this year, with decent results.

Now let's hope that I don't let myself just go back to lurking, because I really would like to join in the discussions here!

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