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#1 Old 06-17-2006, 03:05 PM
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Hello all,



I've lurked around on VB for a month now and thought I should introduce myself.

I'm a 28 year old vegetarian who grew up in India, currently living in NYC and will be moving to London next month. I grew up vegetarian, in a country where being vegetarian is totally unremarkable, so I'm still getting used to the umm, interesting reaction that being vegetarian sometime provokes here. Eg.,



Friend: you're vegetarian?! Where do you get your protein?

Me (looking puzzled): mostly from food.

Little old lady: If you feed your kids no meat you are going to stunt their growth!

Me (staring down from my 5 feet 8 inches height, and I'm a girl): (still looking puzzled)



VB has really helped provide answers to some of the stranger questions I get asked (I totally love the 'funny things omnis say...' thread), and I hope to contribute often: my job is crazy busy, so I might not be too chatty on weekdays, but the weekends are mine, all mine!
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#2 Old 06-17-2006, 03:08 PM
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welcome aboard!
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Hi surya, welcome to VB and congrats for outing yourself from lurking! It's weird how nutty people are about vegetarians sometimes.
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#4 Old 06-17-2006, 03:48 PM
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Thanks for the welcome, Michelle and Elliots mom (I have to show my husband your avatar: he is a huge David Bowie fan and has a t shirt with the same picture. With sequins on top!)
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#5 Old 06-17-2006, 04:18 PM
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welcome Indian lady
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HA! I have the exact shirt
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#7 Old 06-17-2006, 05:59 PM
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Welcome to VB!



Isn't it annoying how people who normally have no clue about nutrition suddenly become nutritional experts when they hear the word "vegetarian"?

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#8 Old 06-17-2006, 06:17 PM
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hi!!



I like your name.
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#9 Old 06-17-2006, 06:27 PM
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"Surya" - The Sun-God
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#10 Old 06-17-2006, 06:39 PM
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#11 Old 06-17-2006, 07:18 PM
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Omnis can be uneducated sometimes. Welcome to VB!
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#12 Old 06-19-2006, 08:20 AM
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Thanks you your kind words y'all! And good to see that they are other Indian veggies around as well!
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