is our latest Star in our ongoing series of Celebrity Member Interviews. LedBoots hails from sunny Florida and has been a contributing member of VB these past 2½-years! A round of applause for our new Star!
Here's how the interviews work:
-Please ask only a few questions at a time, so everyone has a chance to participate. (You can come back often to ask more questions!) Each interview runs for a week, typically from Monday to Monday.
(and everyone) can be a VB Star. If you would like to be a VB Star, just send me or any of the moderators a PM, and we'll arrange to get you into the hot-seat! In the event no one comes forward, it will be up to our current Star to choose next week's victim, er, interviewee. If you're asked to be a Celebrity, but don't want to be one, you may take a pass; likewise, the current Star is free to pass on any questions they are not comfortable with answering.
-Please keep our posting rules in mind, and let's keep this PG-13 or better. And remember, if our current famous person
expresses an opinion with which you disagree, please do not
give an argument in return. This is an interview, not a debate!
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Some essential information about our Celebrity:
Real first name?
Married since 1986
-Location (as specific as you are comfortable being)?
Tampa, Florida USA.
-Religious beliefs (or lack thereof)?
I am a sort of Buddhist. I have meditated daily for many years and the Buddhists are who taught me about that.
I am a life long registered old-fashioned Kennedy Democrat, but appear so conservative on this board. My main issue is always to stop killing the animals--and stop the wars too, please.
-Are you a vegetarian, vegan or raw foodist (or something else?)
I'm a vegan. My husband and adult son are vegan (son convinced us of veg*nism as a child) and our daughter is omni: pescatarian with no dairy at this time.
-What is the meaning behind your username?
I like gender neutral user names, and I was listening to Jeff Beck when I was signing up.
-Have you ever met anyone famous?
Fabulous screen legend Sylvia Sydney helped do our stage makeup and gave us acting tips when I was in high school. Um, Jimmy Buffet partied with a bunch us when I was in college. Not too exciting I'm afraid!
-Do you live with any companion animals?
No, I don't have any pets.
-Do you live with any companion humans?
Yes, husband and 20 year old son.
-Where is your favorite place that you have visited?
Kauai, Hawaii. We wanted to move there, it's incredible.
-What do you enjoy most about being veg*n?
The lightness I feel. I feel much happier now that I know what the right thing is to do and how to live this way.
-With whom would you most love to have dinner?
My dad one more time.
-Do you have any secret talents?
I'm a pretty good dancer (I was a ballerina) and will dance to anything!
-What dish/recipe can you make that knocks people's socks off?
My veggie pinto bean chili with jalapeno corn bread is a stand by.
-What's your favorite restaurant?
Hmm, there's a new craft Brewery and restaurant nearby that keeps adding good vegan things to the menu! So I will say them, although Mellow Mushroom and their fantastic Daiya pizza has to be up there.
-What do you do to cheer yourself up when you're feeling blue?
I go outside, even though I sometimes have to force myself a bit. I like the woods the best, but anything outdoors.
-What's your biggest cooking/baking disaster?
Oh ha, lots of those. My husband always tells me everything is fantastic, so I can't go by him
I think the vegan brownies that were maybe half an inch tall and the consistency of hockey pucks was probably the worst. Oh, once I dropped a huge wok of stirfry on the kitchen floor, but for some reason that was more funny than anything.
-What's the one food/product, that you'd love to "veg*nize"?
Welcome, LedBoots. The interview begins!