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05-25-2005 12:59 AM
Qwerks I get "can you eat fruit?" on a regular basis, and even had one omni question my use of soy milk, seeing as veans don't use dairy products . That's so cool that you met another veggo. *jealous*
05-25-2005 12:39 AM
MollyGoat I live with my veg fiance so that's a nice thing Plus my mom is veg, my stepsister is veg, and my stepdad is nearly veg. And two of my three best friends are veg (they don't live near me though.)



I still get excited when I meet another veg, though!
05-25-2005 12:04 AM
PicaLaeta golly, I feel lucky I know quite a few vegetarians at my school, though I'm not sure if there are any vegans... but at least I have a daily reminder that I'm not 'alone' in my diet habits!
05-24-2005 05:00 PM
Loki
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Originally Posted by kpickell View Post

oh my, I so would not wear a V button. hahaha. But I do know what you're saying.



(Kinda like that book "Am I blue" where they wish all gay people were blue so we wouldn't have to wonder anymore)



So gay men like smurfs?
05-24-2005 08:08 AM
weird2twiggy you mentioned that you look healthy so you think you made a good impression. it just remined me - i'm always worried about whether i look healthy or not. i'm the perfect weight, for instance, - right in the center where i should be but some people have asked me (after they found out i'm vegan) if that's why i'm "so skinny". i'm not skinny. i'm normal!

it's annoying. i know i shouldn't care about what people think of me that much. and i kind of don't. but i dont want them to think tha all veg*ns are unhealthy.
05-24-2005 04:02 AM
*Star*Lass* Fruit? I duno whether to laugh or cry



Personally i prefered "Cows with Guns"



There's plenty of vegetarians around here, just found out my neighbours been one for 10 years, i've always worked with at least one, and there's 2 on my course at uni that i know about, and no doubt there's more, cos i haven't spoken to half of them. Even then though, i was talking to one of em a few weeks ago, and was telling her how i'm trying out veganism at the moment, and even she asked "what do u eat??"
05-24-2005 12:11 AM
Rotten-Pif lol...dude thats messed up.
02-15-2004 12:23 PM
meatless I found a vegetarian on a bus trip once. I could tell he was one, I just somehow knew it. And it turned out he was.



I am always on the lookout at the grocery store..... I sometimes find myself holding my breath as they unload their cart, waiting to see if they have meat products hidden underneath everything...it's ridiculous (but anyone who participated in my Grocery cart spies thread already knows what a nut job I am where the grocery store is concerned ).
02-15-2004 12:17 PM
froggythefrog
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Originally Posted by kpickell View Post

That's cool that people are being motivated to change based on seeing the Meatrix. I'm a little surprised by that as I didn't think it was a particularly moving animation, but I'm glad it's working for some people.



and yeah, don't you know... Fruitarians eat fruit. Vegetarians eat vegetables. That is all okay, bye bye.



If you are unaware of what goes on with meat (I was only vaguely aware -- I knew about stockpiling animals, but I had no idea about chickens getting their beaks cut off...), the Meatrix actually does a really good job of bringing it all to your awareness. I researched farming a little further that day. It's one of those things I saw that urged me to press on....
02-13-2004 11:22 PM
Skylark Rebelgirl, the one problem with that idea that I see is this: I already feel like a marked person in a highly omnivore-dominated society. While I would love to be able to express my identity to other veggies, I could totally see that being twisted around by the segment of omnivores who are angry and bitter. I don't want to have to wear what could be come the modern version of the Jews' Star of David in the Holocost.
02-13-2004 11:02 PM
GhostUser but it needs to be something the nation/world would reconize. that would be so awesome. not just a peta V....
02-13-2004 03:48 PM
Meadow Tommy Gun. I would keep going back to Disc Replay. Chances are your Veg friend might be glad she ran into you too!
02-13-2004 02:12 PM
Skylark LOL, vegan radar. If any ONE of those on the list showed up around me, I would SO ask the person about veganism. Sometimes I think that if there are any vegans at my college, they've been driven WAY underground.
02-13-2004 09:42 AM
SallyK There is. Peta has a little "V" pin for only $3. I've actually been thinking about getting one.

http://www.petacatalog.org/prodinfo....tem=9&mitem=19
02-13-2004 12:28 AM
epski
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Originally Posted by Rebel Girl View Post

we need a universal sign for vegans and vegetarians. like a button that everyone can get for free and its just like a huge V and everyone knows what it means and it would be great.



Actually, I could swear I've seen this somewhere on the Web. Look around...
02-13-2004 12:27 AM
kpickell oh my, I so would not wear a V button. hahaha. But I do know what you're saying.



(Kinda like that book "Am I blue" where they wish all gay people were blue so we wouldn't have to wonder anymore)
02-13-2004 12:01 AM
GhostUser we need a universal sign for vegans and vegetarians. like a button that everyone can get for free and its just like a huge V and everyone knows what it means and it would be great. and raw fooders could have one too! it would be like an apple.
02-12-2004 11:37 PM
iceflower when i find out someone else is a vegetarian i think i kind of scare them because i get so happy there are others out there.
02-12-2004 02:34 PM
toadstool
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Originally Posted by Epinephrine View Post

ahh, i wish there was a way to know who is vegetarian when you're walking down the street or something, so that you know who to strike up a convo with, hehe. but yesterday i bumped into a boy who was wearing a button that said "i don't eat anything with a face" and just walked by without saying anything



Here's a (kinda) humorous Vegan Radar test for spotting other vegetarians:



http://www.veganstreet.com/veganliving/veganradar.html
02-12-2004 02:27 PM
Epinephrine ahh, i wish there was a way to know who is vegetarian when you're walking down the street or something, so that you know who to strike up a convo with, hehe. but yesterday i bumped into a boy who was wearing a button that said "i don't eat anything with a face" and just walked by without saying anything
02-12-2004 01:54 PM
epski It really is a common misperception, due to the label vegetarian. Most people think all we eat are salads. It isn't helped by commercials such as the current one from Boston Market, in which the funky, red-haired first character's line declares self-righteously "I'm on a vegetarian diet," and she's later shown eating a salad. Mmm, yum. Can that be my whole meal every time I eat? Please? :yuck:
02-12-2004 12:08 PM
Skylark *drops the orange she was peeling* Darn it, I knew it was too good to be true!
02-12-2004 10:34 AM
SallyK
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Originally Posted by Michael View Post

I'm glad I'm only vegetarian! I can still eat fish and chicken.



You crack me up!



Tommy Gun, great story! I hope you bump into her again!
02-12-2004 06:39 AM
dvmarie That's a cool story. Doesn't it feel good when an opportunity to share like that comes along? It doesn't happen often to me, but I am always happy when it does.
02-12-2004 06:23 AM
Loki The meatrix is one of those funny little cartoons. I used to lurk on a few anti-AR boards, and they basically said "This is damn propaganda. Close your eyes and put your fingers in your ears before watching this." They weren't impressed.



However, this is based on the opinion of a few hillbilly ****s, so you can't really expect objectivity. However, b3ta.com featured the meatrix in its newsletter, and gave it good reviews.



I watched it and found it to be a little tacky myself. Although the message is very good - It isn't the same old AR crap that's been spouted forth for a while. It's a fresh way of dissing the meat industry.
02-12-2004 06:17 AM
Michael I'm glad I'm only vegetarian! I can still eat fish and chicken.
02-12-2004 05:19 AM
Tommy Gun Danny - I can eat a vegetable--as long as it doesn't cast a shadow. I'm a level 5 vegan.



kpickell - I really like the Meatrix. People don't realize that they're learning while watching it! Plus, the fact that it DOESN'T straight out say "Go Veggie!" keeps people from turning away from it right away. I've posted the link and had lots of omnis say "I want to see the next episode!" You're right though, it's not actually that moving, but I think they were trying really hard to make it seem "fun" to watch.



KnifeSkillz - Nah, I didn't tell her about VB. Like I said, as soon as I left I wished that I had said more.



iceflower - I know fruit comes from cows, but they're happier on farms and they LIKE to be defruited, that's what cows need!
02-12-2004 02:24 AM
iceflower *shocked* you mean you DIDN'T know fruit comes from cows?? :P
02-12-2004 02:03 AM
KnifeSkillz Jeez can u eat fruit??? wtf... did you tell her about VB????
02-12-2004 01:53 AM
kpickell That's cool that people are being motivated to change based on seeing the Meatrix. I'm a little surprised by that as I didn't think it was a particularly moving animation, but I'm glad it's working for some people.



and yeah, don't you know... Fruitarians eat fruit. Vegetarians eat vegetables. That is all okay, bye bye.
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