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Hello all,<br><br><br><br>
I've lurked around on VB for a month now and thought I should introduce myself.<br><br>
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.,<br><br><br><br>
Friend: you're vegetarian?! Where do you get your protein?<br><br>
Me (looking puzzled): mostly from food.<br><br>
Little old lady: If you feed your kids no meat you are going to stunt their growth!<br><br>
Me (staring down from my 5 feet 8 inches height, and I'm a girl): (still looking puzzled)<br><br><br><br>
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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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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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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<b><span>welcome Indian lady <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></span></b>
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
Isn't it annoying how people who normally have no clue about nutrition suddenly become nutritional experts when they hear the word "vegetarian"? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:">
 

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hi!!<br><br><br><br>
I like your name. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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<b><span>"Surya" - The Sun-God <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></span></b>
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<span>Omnis can be uneducated sometimes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> Welcome to VB!</span>
 

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Thanks you your kind words y'all! And good to see that they are other Indian veggies around as well!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 
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