Hello everyone. I'm 22 and live in LA county. I'm new to the whole posting experience. I'm usually a lurker, so please try to be patient with me! I've been a veggie since I was 11 or 12 and I'm slowly becoming vegan. I'm so excited to find these boards and discover that there really are other people out there like me. I guess the reason I'm here is because I'm craving fellow vegetarian companionship! I don't know any vegetarians and my friends still think I'm a freak and give me a hard time about it. So yay! I finally belong somewhere!! You all seem like a nice bunch. I really look forward to posting here!!