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Hey all.<br><br><br><br>
My name is TJ. I live in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. It's a short distance from Toronto.<br><br><br><br>
I'm 36 and have been a vegetarian for a third of my life. It's a choice I made because I thought it would be a good way to make people uncomfortable and have them say stupid things to me. I'm pleased to report that it has been a total success!<br><br><br><br>
I originally became a veg*an just to see how many days I could go without meat. I think I was just bored a lot back then. I originally just thought it would be a couple of days or weeks. It's been well over four thousand days now.<br><br><br><br>
After reading Animal Liberation I knew I could never eat meat again. It's primarily a not-wanting-animals-to suffer thing for me.<br><br><br><br>
I've recently started to cut back on carbs by reducing my consumption of rice, bread, pasta and potatoes. As if people who wanted to invite me over for dinner didn't already have enough problems.<br><br><br><br>
My goal in life is to one day read the two "Stupid Things Omnivores Say" threads in their entirety because I have heard them all believe you me.<br><br><br><br>
One of my favourite stupid things was in a restaurant when I ordered a veggieburger and the waiter asked how I wanted it cooked.<br><br><br><br>
On a grill, I said.<br><br><br><br>
No. I mean do you want it rare, medium or well done? was his reply.<br><br><br><br>
What do you even SAY to that?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I was vegan for about five or six years but, due to a compromise with the woman who became my wife, I eat the odd bit of cheese and free-range eggs. Anyone who's married knows it's all about compromise. And trust me. It's a LOT less than what I compromised in my first marriage--my happiness and sex life.<br><br><br><br>
I've tried to rationalize the contradiction between not wanting animals to suffer and eating even small amounts of eggs and milk...and I can't. What can I say? I'm deeply flawed. :p<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, enough about me. Glad to be here.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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Hahaha! After an intro post like that, what can *I* say? Except Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
I've posted a few doozies in those Stupid Things threads myself.
 

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Yeah, that was a great introduction. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br>
Welcome to VB, TJ.
 

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Welcome to the boards, TJ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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From Cowtown, to just outside of hogtown,<br><br>
welcome!<br><br>
I think Canadians are taking over the boards. Or vegetarians are taking over Canada. One or the other <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Welcome! Tell him you want it frozen.<br><br><br><br>
I think it'd be "vegasteriskn" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>raw jess</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Welcome! Tell him you want it frozen.</div>
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Where were you seven years ago when I needed you? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the warm welcome my peeps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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Not that I've been here long enough for anyone to know me, so this might not even be worth sharing (and I don't know where else to put it so I figured this was as good a place as any) but in the short time I have been here and from the good vibes I'm getting I'm back on my way to being vegan.<br><br><br><br>
There was a slight misstep last night when I grabbed soy cheese totally having a brain fart on the whole casein thing. (It's been four years. Guess I'm out of practice.) But otherwise I'm full steam ahead planning to love a low-carb vegan life. Aren't I just the little glutton for punishment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
And it's not a huge adjustment for me or anything. I've always eschewed leather, and only ate small amounts of non-vegan food...although even a little of a bad thing is still a bad thing.<br><br><br><br>
I'm just feeling really good about the switch back. I kind of always deep down felt bad about reintroducing dairy and eggs into my diet, but I think I'm like most people and able to put blinders on and delude muself.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks to veggieboards and the people on it for being so totally kick-ass.<br><br><br><br>
So, yeah. Yea me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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Hi! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
Welcome to vb!
 
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