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Well ok so I guess I should post something since I'm new here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bow:"><br><br><br><br>
Uhm ok what to write... My name is LeiLani but people just call me Lani for short so uhm you can call me either one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I live in the New Orleans area in Southern Louisiana (It's a horrible place to live... ugh) I play guitar, I love water (like lakes, the gulf, the ocean, etc.) I am fascinated by planes but terrified of flying. I want to get more involved in the community and volunteer and all. I want to fight animal cruelty. I want to make a difference. I feel like I've wasted the past 26 years of my life but I'm hoping to turn things around and do something meaningful with my life instead of just existing. Uhm ok that's a bit deep so lets move on hahah.<br><br><br><br>
I've been trying to go vegetarian since I was in my pre-teens but noone ever supported me. My parents wouldn't let me when I was young and when I got older I never had time between 3 jobs and school and then when I lived with my ex I wasn't able to either. I mean I know I could have but I dunno, lived a good portion of my life for others, but not anymore. Of course with 2 jobs time is kinda limited but hopefully I can make enough time to cook and whatnot.<br><br><br><br>
So yea, I haven't had any meat for the past 3 months or so. I've been weaning myself off cheese and eggs and decided Saturday to make the switch from Vegetarian to Vegan.<br><br><br><br>
I just spent the last 2 hours at the veggie/fruit stand, then the whole foods store, then wal mart (blech) checking ingredients and all. I must say, what a pain! I never knew so many products contained animal products. I mean it took me at least 20 minutes to find bread that didn't contain whey! What gives???<br><br><br><br>
It's kind of annoying too because I still have no support but I don't care. People at work love to make fun of me and call me stupid and most don't know that I am Vegan now, they just think I don't eat meat. I told one of my friends today which I realized was a mistake b/c he started going off about how left wing that is and how the next thing I know I'll be blowing up labs that test on animals... *sigh* There was a pizza party yesterday and I just asked to get a small personal one with no cheese and only veggies and my boss made such a HUGE deal over it, she just decided for us to get Subway after making me feel horrible. So bleh. People anger me >_<<br><br><br><br>
Ok that's enough whing hahah Once I get started I don't stop <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> But don't expect too many posts from me. I may post a few questions here and there but for the most part I'm here to lurk and educate myself more. So it's good to meet you all!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
LeiLani <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pride.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rainbow:">
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Rant all you want, you'll get lots of support here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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it's nice to have you here, even as a lurker!<br><br><br><br>
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which has tons of info and links...
 
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