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Hi,<br><br><br><br>
I've lurked here a little bit and have just decided to join. I've just got to say, "Wow.... so many vegans and vegetarians! I'm impressed!"<br><br><br><br>
OK, to introduce myself I am female, 31 and have been a vegetarian for about 16 years. I usually don't eat dairy (I'm allergic) and almost never eat eggs (they make me feel queasy) but I'm not properly vegan because I do lapse sometimes and eat cake with butter and eggs in it, or maybe a very occasional yoghurt.<br><br><br><br>
I don't have <i>any</i> veggie friends! Would you believe it? My friends and family are pretty cool with my vegetarianism, but after years of being the only one I've got lonely for other vegetarians. So I went looking and found this place. I'm hoping for lots of nice veg*n related discussions with like minded people,<br><br><br><br>
Until then, Kiz
 

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Hi! I suppose Australia isn't the most veggie place on earth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Plenty of discussions here- leap right in, or there's the slut for power thread where we ramble on even if no one is reading us.<br><br>
There are a couple of other Australians here. Somewhere, lurking probably. I'm in the uk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Welcome! I'm not sure who else here would be from Australia, no one comes to mind. I remember when I didn't know any vegetarians, it was so frustrating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> We're always here if you ever need to vent. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">K: I don't have any veggie friends! Would you believe it?</div>
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I would, I don't have any veggie friends out here in San Diego either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
But thats what veggieboards is for.. welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Three cheers for VB! I don't have anyone in my frequently-encountered ring of people I know who are veg*ns, either. I had a coworker who was a vegetarian, but before we could really discuss it, she quit. I know OF a couple of people at my college who are veggies, but unfortunately their social rings don't join with mine very often. I enjoy being around this veggie Kelly, but she is so busy with theater, and I have the newspaper and two jobs, so we don't see each other often. I'm talking, like, I see her two or three times a semester, if that.
 

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Hi, Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
There's someone else from australia.<br><br>
Forgot the name but he/she has a baby with big ears as avatar.<br><br>
(no pun intended)
 

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Hooroo, Kiz.<br><br><br><br>
We welcome all visitors from the Land of "Oz."<br><br><br><br>
I probably "know" more Kiwis though. Dunno why.<br><br><br><br>
It probably has something to do with quoting too many<br><br>
Men at Work or Rolf Harris lyrics at them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Best wishes.<br><br><br><br>
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Welcome, Kiz. Hope to see you on more often. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by 1vegan</i><br><br>
There's someone else from australia.<br><br>
Forgot the name but he/she has a baby with big ears as avatar.<br><br>
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You mean Husky Corn Star? He's actually from New Zealand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Hi all, and thank you for the welcome.<br><br><br><br>
I meet a lot of Aussies when I play Canasta on-line for some reason.<br><br><br><br>
Like I said, all my friends are very good about my vegetarianism but there are just some things that you just wanna hash out with a fellow veggie. Anyway, thanx again for the welcome, talk to you all soon,<br><br><br><br>
Kiz
 

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I'm in Australia (Sydney).<br><br><br><br>
I find it's quite okay for veg*n food, although I have a mind to start up an import company to import some of the vegan stuff I hear about in the US (and which, as company director, I would taste test, and then keep my own private hoard of my favourites).<br><br>
I could export Australian vegan foods to the US (hmmm, Wallaby bars).
 

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Hi Kurmudgeon!<br><br><br><br>
I'm from Wollongong. Food wise it's pretty good here too, but when I lived in Sydney I lived near Paddy's Markets. Gosh I miss the fruit and veg from there, nowhere else is the same.
 

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Hi Kiz.<br><br><br><br>
Is there much smoke down there in the 'gong (I've always wanted to say that)? Sydney was blanketed in smoke; and as I don't know of any bushfires up here, I am assuming it's drifted all the way up from Canberra/the ACT. Although it seems too settled to have done that.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by FemmeDemonica</i><br><br><b>You mean Husky Corn Star? He's actually from New Zealand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></b></div>
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Yep from Aotearoa - New Zealand<br><br><br><br>
... and that isn't a self portrait either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Welcome Kiz, from across 'The Ditch' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Hi Husky! (or do you prefer Corn Star?)<br><br><br><br>
Yep, Kurmudgeon it was pretty smoky here for the last couple of days. It's been raining here today though and everything is smelling much nicer.<br><br><br><br>
Yikes! Did you hear they're sending out troops off the the Middle East tomorrow morning? Yikes! Really don't like to think about that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by FemmeDemonica</i><br><br><b>You mean Husky Corn Star? He's actually from New Zealand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></b></div>
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Thats the one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
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Erm, on the total distance of 15.000 miles, that's just a couple of hundred miles off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Hello!<br><br><br><br>
"I usually don't eat dairy (I'm allergic) and almost never eat eggs (they make me feel queasy)"<br><br><br><br>
Same here.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kiz</i><br><br><b>Yikes! Did you hear they're sending out troops off the the Middle East tomorrow morning? Yikes! Really don't like to think about that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></b></div>
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Yeah I heard. Yesterday (Wednesday) there was a lot of activity in the skies above the near-by RAF base (transport and fighter planes flying across all day). I assume that has something to do with it.
 

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Welcome Kiz,<br><br>
I don't have any offline veggie friends and that's rough, I know. I wish the whole world were vegetarian but then the whole world is not "sane." LOL. Nice to meet you.
 
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