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#211 Old 05-31-2006, 06:24 PM
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Ok well since some people who joined after me are saying they are old school, I guess I am too!

When I joined in summer of 2002, I was pretty obsessed with these boards, so all of my posts and threads are pretty old. I occasionally visit from time to time and see if anything catches my eye.

I'm now a graduate student in school psychology, aged 23, female, active atheist and member of the freethought community, feminist, cat lover , former piano player who longs to get back into it. I'm super interested in child development and education and behavior analysis. If course, vegetarianism as well. I've been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 9 years and interested in animal rights issues, environmental and health issues related to it. I'm dating a wonderful young man who is currently finding his way to the vegetarian lifestyle. And yea... I think that's it pretty much.

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#212 Old 05-31-2006, 07:46 PM
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#213 Old 06-03-2006, 02:46 PM
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I'm Rotting, which would have been Rotting in the Midwest, but that was too long.

Real life people call me Ben.

My enemy is the sun.
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#214 Old 06-07-2006, 08:59 AM
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I guess I'll post here, since I joined a long time ago and I've been posting fairly frequently lately.

I'm Seusomon Starweaver (known to muggles as Tom). I'm 45, a health physicist (that means radiation protection, for those who don't know the euphemism), father of an extraordinary 10-year-old girl, and Wiccan priest and teacher.

My diet is near-vegetarian. I eat fish or seafood once every week or two, and I don't attend carefully to animal products in trace amounts (rennet in cheese, for example). Since I am not trying to become 100% vegetarian, I suppose that technically speaking, I'm not supposed to be here.

I first started to reduce animal products in my diet about 9 years ago, just to eat healthier, to lose some weight, and for environmental responsibility reasons. At that time, I was on vegweb for the recipes and sometimes posted on their discussion board. I eventually began eating more meat again, because my wife was a meat lover, and it was hard to make cooking arrangements work.

When we were divorced, 6 years ago, I went back to eliminating meat, and adopted my current diet. I went back to vegweb and got directed here. Once in the past 6 years I returned briefly to eating more meat, just to try it again, but decided it really wasn't for me.

I'm not an animal rights person, and I do not believe it is absolutely unethical for people to use animals for food. I do believe that meat production, as it is currently practiced in developed countries, is horribly inhumane, wasteful, and environmentally destructive; and that the average American diet is incredibly unhealthy. My dietary choice reflects my spirituality - it is important to me to have a reasonable, responsible, and satisfying relationship with the earth and other living things.

Besides Wicca, my other interests include linguistics, tarot, gardening, cooking, sex, art, and history. I like books, movies, and games with fantasy themes.

I dislike moral and philosophical absolutism in all its stripes, which sometimes puts me at odds with the attitudes of some hardcore veg*ns. I don't see the world as black and white - it's a pretty complex palette, and we all have different styles, and that is fine.

I live in a small house in a semi-rural stretch of New Mexico, north of Santa Fe. (Just moved in November), and have a real garden again for the first time since my divorce. I'd forgotten how much I love it! The place has a gorgeous view, and birds and bunnies are everywhere.

Blessings, Tom
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#215 Old 06-08-2006, 08:12 PM
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I guess I'm old school...

Hi! I'm Megan, you can call me Meg. I've been vegetarian since September. I've been here for about half a year. I like writing, swimming, listening to music, and playing with my cat Marcie.
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#216 Old 06-08-2006, 09:10 PM
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I'm sorta back - I never left but i didn't post much for a while.

My VB-versary will be in the end of June, and it will be two years since i joined. I sometimes get sick of the same threads over and over again but often there are fun conversations going on that you can be a part of only if you're on a lot. I guess that's the benefit of being an addict .... or maybe that's exactly what makes one an addict. Hey, i really don't know so i'm just going to shut up now.
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#217 Old 06-10-2006, 10:00 AM
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!! I missed you too, Ruthie.

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#218 Old 06-10-2006, 10:05 AM
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#219 Old 06-15-2006, 01:35 PM
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i'm an old schooler

live in dc, work in marketing, and i absolutely love bbqs and the summertime. that's me, in a nutshell
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#220 Old 06-23-2006, 04:24 PM
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I'm 24, been a vegetarian for now 11 years. I'm French and I study English, this year I'm in Amsterdam to finish my degree.

I love animals...so much more than people....(meat-eating people of course, but there is not so many of them..) and suffer so much when I see images of torture and new kinds of cruelty (there is always something new, how inventive we humans are...), that I feel like killing myself everytime...(that's why I stopped torturing myself with watching videos on the PETA website...)

So I'm definitely into animal rights and try to work as much as possible on my "speech skills" to be able to have some convincing abilities when I meet people who have no clue about animal exploitation.

Otherwise, I'm a nice person =) and I love music (indie rock mainly) and Nature. I'm happy I've found this forum, it feels good to actually interact with people who have the same concerns.

I've been trying to turn vegan, so many times, but it's so difficult for me...I wouldn't mind some help from vegan people, because I'm not the person I want to be as a vegetarian...

That's all I guess for a start!
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#221 Old 08-09-2006, 01:44 AM
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Hello again. I suppose this is the proper place for me, I haven't posted in many many months, and I know I joined at least two years ago.

I went vegetarian about seventeen years ago, near vegan right away but struggled with eliminating cheese for years. That is hard to believe now, when I look at cheese I think of how it is made ~ poor sweet cows! I have been vegan for almost ten years now, and it just gets easier! The progress I have seen since the late eighties is astounding, and I try to draw inspiration from that (you can't stop evolution.)

I try to do something in the name of animal rights every day, even if it just a carefully placed sticker or leaflet. I try to focus on one campaign at a time, so I don't get overwhelmed or depressed. I write letters every week, have had some published. Right now I am in a big CAT/DOG/SHELTER/ADOPTION/SPAY/NEUTER phase. I find this to be a great bridge with people to talk about animal rights.

The main reason I haven't posted is that I have been sick off and on for the last six months. I am okay, feeling strong, nothing fatal, but I have a rare case of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, that led to surgery and lots of specialists and meds and weakness and missing work and other things that do not represent the Vegan lifestyle well.

It has been frustrating, when a vegan gains weight or gets sick then the naysayers start their naying. I deal with it, I repeat facts over and over, being vegan actually contributes to the rarity of my case. There is no known cause (or cure) but my symptoms are under control as of now ~ through nutrition, not meds.

I am determined to get even healthier~ for myself and the animals. Oh, and I also share an apartment with three wonderful cats and a vegetarian (for four years now) fiancee, have a vegan brother and vegetarian sister, a near vegetarian mother, and take care of a feral cat family who visit my terrace.

That hardly says who I am, but it covers a lot of what is important. I am very very blessed and I am glad to be here.
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#222 Old 08-09-2006, 06:36 AM
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I am back,AGAIn!! hopefully for the last time, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

IF ANY OF YOU GUYS Notice i am negleting VB, Bombard me with e-mails.

:gets all teary eyed: i lov eyou guys and i don't ever want to be folsih enought to leave again, if i do please beat me until i return.

Arigatou! ^_^

oh yeah suppose i should do a whole about me/update thingy or else the mods may get me for offtopic posting


Fiancée left me for my crazy crazy friend ( actualy i'm not that bitter anymore.... men are just jerks )

all my other friends are being messed up due to the whole breakup ( and from this break up spread many other long term relationships to breaking up)

So all my friends are crazy right now, everyone is weird

My Ex. actualy came to my house the other day, and ended up hanging out like normal which was odd... and he wanted to show me stuff on the computer and to sit on his lap like before, all the while whining about how my friend (the one he left me for) is busy/not likinghim/upset or what not. -_-

And to make things all the better, a close friend who i had a thing with in the past is apprently (According to all our mutual friends and random people who see us togther on the streets) in love with me still... and apprently i may me too Yay!

Joy to chaos! :dance dance dance:

All this and for some reason i am not dead yet! yippee!

Also i cannot stop laughing and smiling, i do not know why.

Oh and everyone i know has become a Boozer! Including my ex... and a few friends are throwing there whole lives away because this has happend.

And i have now developed an irational fear of my room/bed, its been over a month since all thestuff has happend and i have yet to spend one night sleeping in my bed alone. i go downstairs and sleep on the floor. Soooo not normal.

Ironically what bothers me more than all that is that the only time i could sleep in my bed without feeling horrible was with the friend who i had a thing for and who apprently likes me. (Great...)

VB your crazy poster is back, and more deranged than ever!

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#223 Old 09-25-2006, 10:50 AM
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hey how are you? I'm psycholily & I live in IL. where do you live
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#224 Old 10-13-2006, 06:41 AM
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my name is Hana , from * Dubai *... i'm 17 , (uni grl )....

I Love art ( painting n drawing ) ,, MUSIC ,,, READING ,, >>sleeping<<

I like to communicate and share with different kind of Pple !!

Thats ALL !! aaNy questions ?? =p
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#225 Old 01-17-2007, 12:16 PM
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I searching lots of veggie forums cause I am lookig for somebody who will be interested to open a veggie business with me in chester,uk.I am veggie for 6 years.
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#226 Old 06-29-2007, 10:16 PM
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Wow I can not belive have been on heresince 03. That is a long time!

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 Marilyn Monroe
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#227 Old 07-05-2007, 07:08 PM
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I don't know if I count since I've been gone for so long. I signed up in 2002 and left in 2004. I don't remember what my email was back then so I can't delete it. I was "Herself" as in that cute little 80's cartoon "Herself the Elf". I've been through so much since then and grown quite a bit. I recognize a lot of you guys. It's good to be back!
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#228 Old 07-05-2007, 07:51 PM
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When you left, I had only just joined.
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#229 Old 07-05-2007, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by froggythefrog View Post

When you left, I had only just joined.

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#230 Old 07-05-2007, 10:25 PM
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Man, hi to all the OGs.
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#231 Old 10-26-2007, 09:22 AM
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Hi, I'm back.

You might have noticed my sudden disappearance a couple of months ago. I've never found out the reason why, but I think it has something to do with our own system. Last week I tried to open threads and it didn't, now it does again - magic?

You might contact me by email or PM, as PM worked even as I couldn't open threads.

If I'm offline because of travels, I'll let you know. I'll be in Boston to attend to the ACR Congress 11/06-11/11.

CU, Lothar

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#232 Old 10-26-2007, 09:33 AM
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Hello, Herr Doktor!

"Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Auntie Mame
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#233 Old 01-14-2008, 05:09 AM
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hello,I'm Andrea,I'm 20 and I'm a Italian aupair,I live near London,vegetarian for 5 years,i'm trying to become vegan,but living in a family who's not mine it's hard...i studied in an art school,so i love to paint and to drow,i love to read as well,i can't think my life without books,I have 3 cats and a dog in Italy and i miss them sooooo much!!i'm looking forward to have a proper job and a home for take them here with me,i'm looking for new friends because i haven't here and sometimes i feel alone..bye
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#234 Old 01-22-2008, 11:03 PM
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OOOOOOOOOooooo.. It's the ghost of Christma.... errrm "something past".. Hey howdy any of the old crowd.. *waves* I still recollect some of these names I do, I do.. *Sits back and watches keyboards wag*
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#235 Old 01-23-2008, 12:08 AM
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#236 Old 01-31-2008, 04:51 AM
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My name is Cody, and I work at a burger facility (ironically). I've been here at Veggieboards for a year or two. I do enjoy the place, though I don't post too much.
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#237 Old 04-05-2008, 10:17 PM
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Hiiiii guys
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#238 Old 05-17-2008, 09:17 PM
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#239 Old 06-16-2008, 02:15 PM
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Hi, my name is Kristina and I live in Switzerland with my husband. We both are pure vegetarian (vegan). I was happy to find this community, I am sure it will be interesting.
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#240 Old 06-16-2008, 11:30 PM
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hi everybody!I'm nice to meet you here, i am a new member, hope your helping.
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