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Actually, that's not true. I briefly had one friend inspired by my switch who tried it out for a short while, then copped out, but that was his own thing, and I had nothing to do with it.<br><br><br><br>
In this case, a guy I know has another friend who's close to being vegan, and he's been curious about it, so I actively let him engage me with questions about my food and stuff, and tonight, I took him on a walking tour of Whole Foods! It was great. I showed him tempeh, seitan, quinoa, Soy Delicious, vegan chocolate, etc. He was relieved because thinking about it had sort of overwhelmed him, but seeing it all right there under one roof made it seem so much easier.<br><br><br><br>
I've also offered to help him plan his first couple of weeks of meals and groceries and sent him to VegWeb for recipes that sound interesting to him.<br><br><br><br>
Man, it feels good to be a vegster.<br><br><br><br>
We'll see how this pans out. I'm awfully encouraged, and I love helping him AND the animals.<br><br><br><br>
I hope it's not the last time I do this for someone either. Earth's going vegan, one person at a time, baby!
 

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One summer three years ago, I worked at a summer camp, and I helped four counselors into vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
They're all still vegetarians today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
(I haven't been so successful since, but lately, I've been handing out Why Vegans, and I know they've had some great effects).
 

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yey, good for you epski. Keep us posted on how he does.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Shouldn't it be converting my first omni ? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Go Epski! That's really cool, that you took time out to help your friend. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Grammatically, yes, but converting to what? Topic is more informative the way it is. I'm willing to bend the rules of grammar for the sake of advertising, just like the big boys!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by epski</i><br><br><b><br><br>
Man, it feels good to be a vegster.<br><br></b></div>
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ha! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Sounds like you're doing good things. One of my students yesterday told me she's going to go vegetarian for a month and see how she likes that. I was a little scared, actually, because I was afraid I'd influenced her and her parents were going come and yell at me, but she said her parents thought it was a good idea and her mom's going to do it with her (!). Not bad, eh?<br><br><br><br>
(Since we all eat together, I share my food & they pretty much ask me <i>every day</i> why I can't eat their cookies or bits of their sandwiches that they offer me... Most of them just think I'm insane, honestly. They drill me about what I've eaten the day before during snack period on a daily basis -- I don't know why they're so fascinated by it.)<br><br><br><br>
Ooh... and while we're catching grammar errors, on your last line do you mean "I hope it's not the <i>last</i> time" rather than <i>first</i>? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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YAY Epski!! One person at a time is right.. and the person I'm trying to help become veg right now is pregnant so eventually they'll be 2 more vegsters in the world!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Mskedi</i><br><br><b>Ooh... and while we're catching grammar errors, on your last line do you mean "I hope it's not the <i>last</i> time" rather than <i>first</i>? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></b></div>
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Yeah. I was pretty tired when I wrote that. I know the difference, but all my VB time this week has been pushed to 11:30 - 12:30 at night, and I'm starting to fade around this point. Usually I have more energy late at night, but I've been having to wake up too early for my tastes.<br><br><br><br>
I fixed it. Thanks for pointing out my error.
 

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Yay, good job Epski. It's important to be very supportive, but not overwhelming. A few people at work are very interested in my vegan diet. I know one is considering it, or at least becoming more aware of what she eats. The other people are still way too far away, still at the point of "what would I eat??" But, everytime they ask questions I answer, but I really try to make them simple. It is so overwhelming in the beginning, that I do not want to scare them away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> Plus, I don't want to be too pushy!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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If we convert people, do we get some sort of prize? Like a blender or something? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I get the satisfaction of helping both him and the animals (not to mention the planet -- and that's a LOT of satisfaction), plus I have someone new to eat out with or exchange recipes. Seems like a good deal to me.
 

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first of all, ha! to "man, it feels good to be a vegster." makes me want to fire up the dvd player and watch "office space."<br><br><br><br>
second of all, i hope your friend sticks with it and you have fun being his teacher.
 

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<div class="quote-block">I hope it's not the last time I do this for someone either. Earth's going vegan, one person at a time, baby!</div>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by jenni</i><br><br><b>first of all, ha! to "man, it feels good to be a vegster." makes me want to fire up the dvd player and watch "office space."<br><br><br><br>
second of all, i hope your friend sticks with it and you have fun being his teacher.</b></div>
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Thanks.<br><br><br><br>
PS - I love it when people "get" my references. I try not to point them out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I hope that one day, veg*ns take over the world.<br><br><br><br>
Or at least that falafel takes over the world, anyway.
 
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