A few free moments...- Gender/Age/Location
Female/46/Moved to Arizona 5 years ago from Massachusetts. Live about 40 miles southeast of Phoenix.- Are you vegetarian or vegan (or something else)?
Strict vegetarian (do not eat any animal products and working towards other aspects in my life, one day at a time). I dont feel quite right calling myself a vegan though it is something I am striving towards.- How long have you been veg*n?
1/1/09 with a couple of unsuccessful attempts before that date. You need to research before making the change. Going about it half-**sed didn't work.- How did you find VeggieBoards?
Google- What is the meaning behind your username?
I live in the Sonoran Desert which makes me a desert-dweller- What are some of your favorite foods?
Black beans and rice or quinoa
Granny Smith apples
Did I mention salsa?
Non Toxic Glues Ants Crawling up a Tree recipe
Banana/blueberry bread hubby makes
Oh I almost forgot, salsa- Have you ever met anyone famous?
Steven Tyler-Back in the late 80s I was a cash office manager in a local department store in MA and he came in with his wife at the time (Teresa) and another woman. The old ladies who worked on the floor called me and said I had to come down because they thought someone famous was in the store and I had to tell them who it was. My jaw dropped when I saw him but mustered up enough courage to say, Hi. His wife was rather pregnant at the time.
Judd Nelson and Dan Monahan-I was walking through Faneuil Hall in Boston in the summer of 1986 and they walked by me and said, Hello. I said, OMG that was Judd Nelson and Pee Wee! They were in town filming the movie From the Hip.
Too Short-I met him while working for a custom home builder (first job I had when I moved to AZ). He came in and spent several hours choosing items for his home. To be honest I didnt know who he was and had to search online. He ended up not buying the house after some pretty funky items had already been installed.
Kevin Stevens-I was best friends with his sister growing up until we lost contact after she moved to Georgia in the early 90's. He was a very good hockey player but had a lot of demons. I remember him as a great kid, being very proud of his accomplishments but saddened by some of the things that happened.- Do you live with any companion animals?
Aja-She turned 9 on April 7th. Have had her since 8 weeks. Shes my angel.
Sedona-She will be 7 on December 14th. Have had her since 12 weeks. Shes my devil child but I love her to bits.
Maximus-He will be 6 tomorrow (Sept. 1st). We adopted him on August 5, 2006 from German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. Best 12 hour round trip we ever made.
Lily-Unknown age but probably about 1 ½? Hubby found her and another female dog sitting on the side of a busy 4 lane road back in February of this year. He turned around and they came running to him. No collars, no microchips, nobody ever claimed them. We found a good home for the 2nd dog with one of hubbys former co-workers (a hound mix, Sedona did not like her at all, too jumpy) and Lily wormed her way into our hearts so she found a home with us (she's a great little pup). We will celebrate her birthday on her Gotcha Day which is February 4th.
It is one thing I do hate about living on the outskirts; too many people dump what are supposed to be their companions in the desert to fend for themselves
I will always rescue going forward and am actually a long distance volunteer for the rescue we adopted Max from.- Do you live with any companion humans?
Husband.- Where is your favorite place that you have visited?
2 places. The Grand Canyon and Sedona. The beauty of both brings tears to my eyes every time.- ninjas or pirates?
Pirates!! Ninjas just dont do it for mePlease add a link to a picture and/or your website, if you'd like to share.
Here's the desert dwelling dork with Lily. This is from a couple of weeks ago on the Mogollon Rim. I don't have a wesbite.If you have a limit to the number of questions you'd like to answer from each poster, let us know.
I will do my best to answer everyone.Can you elaborate on what it is about the desert that fascinates you? Also, looking at your avatar: What is Christmas like in the desert?
I love the openness and stark beauty of the desert. I find now when I go back east to visit family I feel claustrophobic from everything being dark and closed in.
My first Christmas was weird, didnt feel like Christmas, esp. not having my extended family around. Very strange to be in short sleeves with your windows wide open in December. I am used to it now and love it. I hate cold weather.Do you like the Road Runner & Coyote cartoons, and is there much in those cartoons that you feel has any basis in the real world?
I have not watched that cartoon in ages but always remember thinking how much I wanted to see the desert (Let me clue you in that real road runners dont look anything like the cartoon one but they do move pretty fast). Not sure how much it relates to the real world but if I remember correctly every time Wile E. Coyote tried to harm RR he would end up getting hurt; wouldnt it be interesting if people who tried to harm others (i.e. terrorists) that whatever they were trying to do would harm them instead?
Will answer more later...