You are here

Roll Call!

Edit.  The following intro is a bit old.  I unfortunately ended my long term relationship after nearly ten years.  Just couldn't be worked out.  I got the house and the dogs and am relatively happy now.  I finished my online RN to BSN program and am a genuine college graduate at the age of 48!!!  Woot!

Edit #2 - I finally reached the ripe old age of 50 and am feeling fabulous!  I always get the "you don't look 50" thing, and I attribute that to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

I deleted my Myspace page.  I do have Facebook and love to have vegwebbers for friends. You can private message me and I'll give you my name.  Or you can find me on the vegweb fan page.

Edit #3 - Finally went vegan.  The last couple of years, I've been slowly getting there, replacing household and personal products with vegan items such as vegan soaps, candles, cleaners.  I've bought vegan shoes, belts and wallets.  I'm loving it!  Decided to let my hair go naturally grey instead of coloring it so I don't get the "you don't look 50" thing as much anymore.  LOL  I now have a desk job in the admit-transfer center and hate it hate it hate.  I just can't be stuck behind a desk, and I'm the lookout for something else.

Edit #4 - Found a position at the hospital I currnetly work on an ortho floor.  I think I'll like returning to the bedside and not a desk job.  w00t

It's been a while and I thought it might be nice to for everyone who posts here to tell a little about yourself.  I took a little sabbatical from this site (went back to eating meat for two years..........bleech), but lurked from time to time, but have been a part of this site for gee, can it be 8 or more years????  But I don't know a lot of you. 

I am a nurse.  I am a male. (yes, a person who will remain nameless called me a "she".)  I am gay.  I've been in a monogamous relationship for the last nine years with a great guy who now travels a lot. I was an ovo-lacto veg*n for about 12 years before slipping, I plead insanity.

I'm currently in an online program to go from an ADN RN to BSN RN and hope to finally graduate from college at the age of 48 next year. 

I have a very boring blog here:  http://allnurses.com/forums/journal.php?do=showjournal&j=13

You're turn.  Tell me your business!

Quote:
My 50-year-olds parents are suddenly into that show and it's very weird because they've never watched TV in their lives....of all things to start watching...

My parents too!  My dad is completely ignorant of popular culture, (no complaints from me!) but actually stays up past his normal bedtime to watch American Idol.  I don't get.  But...to each his own.

0 likes

Quote:
My 50-year-olds parents are suddenly into that show and it's very weird because they've never watched TV in their lives....of all things to start watching...

My parents too!  My dad is completely ignorant of popular culture, (no complaints from me!) but actually stays up past his normal bedtime to watch American Idol.  I don't get.  But...to each his own.

American Idol keeps the masses preoccupied with things other than the Iraq war, insidious laws being passed behind our backs, scores of drugs being shipped over from Afghanistan, etc. The show has it's purposes.  ::)

0 likes

yeha, the auditions are really funny since half of the people publicly embarass themselves.

0 likes

*Bump* to welcome the new people!  ... and cuz I'm curious!  ;)       

0 likes

Hi everybody    :)

i'm 25 years old living in Toronto, Canada working full time as a pharmacy tech.
i have been vegan for 2 years, was vegetarian for a short while before that....i have been an animal lover since a child and always felt very conflicted about eating meat. Finally one day i saw 'Meet your Meat' and that was it.
Haven't looked back since.  I signed up to vegweb about a year ago to browse the recipes but that was about it, just started really looking around and posting a few days ago.
All of my friends and family are hardcore meat eaters which is a bit tough sometimes because they dont really understand.

its nice to be in the company of like minded people, so here iam  ::)

0 likes

Let's see,

I am going to be 22 this year and am from Chicago, Illinois. My small and strange family consists of myself, my mother, an Italian Chef named Luigi who lives in our ground level, and our five Brussels griffons. My stepfather is in the process of moving in and works in radio programming/production and my mother and I own a handmade chocolate shop on Clark street out here.

I'm just starting college three years late after putting in time with the business and trying to maximize money for school. I will be starting my molecular biology/chemistry minor program this fall and hope to be one day working laboratory sciences (in Europe maybe :P ) with emphasis on infectious disease reasearch and/or pharmaceuticals.

All my life we've eaten 90% vegetarian but after having some recent digestive issues as well as just being generally disgusted looking at my fellow chubby, unhealthy Americans and between taking santitation and watching enough farming videos decided to phase into veganism. I have a wonderful boyfriend of three years who has put the foot in my ass to pursue my dreams that much faster.

I've had a strange childhood between being raised in a highly christian suburb of Chicago, to belonging to a Santerian cult, to running around with occultists. So therefore, I'm not so religious as I've grown up. Just a nerdy science lover who wants to one day travel, work in a lab, and hopefully learn Spanish fluently and cook better nutritiously.

Hope to meet more of you all.

0 likes

Hi!
I'm Susan. I'm 36 and I live in San Diego.
I recently decided to become a member after getting recipes off here for awhile.
I'm vegan and my 13 year old daughter who is an omni eats vegan in my home.
She thinks this site is funny and calls it vegan myspace.
I'm very opinionated when it comes to politics. I'm a proud liberal and just don't get conservatives.
Veganism for me centers on the environment, but I feel for the animals. I'm not in any animal rescue groups, but I save feeder mice from being dinner. (They make good minions like my hamsters. ;D )
I've lived in a number of places, but my heart was left in Arcata, CA.

0 likes

Hello!
I'm Vanessa, twenty-one in October, and living in North Carolina with my (also vegan) husband.
I work in a military dining facility - rather mundane computer work..which is why I've spent so much time lurking around this site and forum.
I love to cook - got to show the masses that no, vegans don't just eat carrot sticks and lettuce (Unless that's just the beginning of a deliciously loaded salad). 
I grew up as an Army brat..
I try to get out and ride my bike, take walks..just enjoy the outdoors (when the humidity isn't 100000%).
I also thoroughly enjoy a good book. Or a few at a time.
Of course..this is only part of what could soon become a lengthy "about me" session. So, enough. 
I love discussions.  I love interesting conversation.
Bring it on 8)

0 likes

Hello!
I'm Vanessa, twenty-one in October, and living in North Carolina with my (also vegan) husband.
I work in a military dining facility - rather mundane computer work..which is why I've spent so much time lurking around this site and forum.
I love to cook - got to show the masses that no, vegans don't just eat carrot sticks and lettuce (Unless that's just the beginning of a deliciously loaded salad). 
I grew up as an Army brat..
I try to get out and ride my bike, take walks..just enjoy the outdoors (when the humidity isn't 100000%).
I also thoroughly enjoy a good book. Or a few at a time.
Of course..this is only part of what could soon become a lengthy "about me" session. So, enough. 
I love discussions.  I love interesting conversation.
Bring it on 8)

Hi, TI4L!  I'm one of the profile stalkers around here, and I must say:

Long live apples and peanut butter!!

0 likes

Hello!
I'm Vanessa, twenty-one in October, and living in North Carolina with my (also vegan) husband.
I work in a military dining facility - rather mundane computer work..which is why I've spent so much time lurking around this site and forum.
I love to cook - got to show the masses that no, vegans don't just eat carrot sticks and lettuce (Unless that's just the beginning of a deliciously loaded salad). 
I grew up as an Army brat..
I try to get out and ride my bike, take walks..just enjoy the outdoors (when the humidity isn't 100000%).
I also thoroughly enjoy a good book. Or a few at a time.
Of course..this is only part of what could soon become a lengthy "about me" session. So, enough. 
I love discussions.  I love interesting conversation.
Bring it on 8)

Hi Tofu!  Are at Ft. Bragg or Pope AFB?  My dad was at Pope in the 70s.  Nice to have you!

0 likes

Thanks for the welcomes everyone!!

Quote:

Hi Tofu!  Are at Ft. Bragg or Pope AFB?  My dad was at Pope in the 70s.  Nice to have you!

I work on Ft. Bragg, and have been living here for years as a result of the Army (Hoo-ah! and all that jazz..).  Pope AFB has definately been cutting down on their numbers - I think it may be closing down sometime in the near future.

0 likes

I am Melody, 44 years old.  I was born and raised in Taipei, came to US for graduate study.  I met my husband (4th generation Chinese American) when I was in school.  After I finished school, we married, and now for 16 years.  I am a happy content homemaker. Three years ago we moved from Portland OR to outskirt of Carson City NV. All of my families are still in Taiwan and friends are in Portland OR, so I am kind of lonely here.  We don’s have children but we had 3 bunnies, an Old English Sheep Dog, 2 cats, but only one cat remain with us.  I found out I will be vegetarian when my mom ask me to help her to clean and cut meat.  Cutting flesh totally freaked me out.  I have been Lacto Ovo vegetarian for a while and turned vegan 2 years ago.  I am pre-diabetes and on Eat to Live for a little less than 2 months and lost about 20 pounds, and I still have a long way to go. 

I enjoy to read cookbooks, and a huge fan of British actor Jeremy Northam since the movie “The Winslow boy.” Favorite movie ” Pandaemonium.” Favorite singers are Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, and Vittorio.  I love BBC radio 3 “ Andy Kershaw”, and Sunday morning public broadcast ” Car Talk.”  I can’t seem to be able to miss any “Antique roadshow.” 

0 likes

*bump* for the new folks  :)

0 likes

You can find out all about me on my myspace page

www.myspace.com/capture79

And yea for all the new people showing up!!!!

0 likes

Well, I think I'll do this, as I've enjoyed learning a bit about the rest of you:

The basics:

30, Central Ohio (Outside of Coolumbus), married to the foxiest lady there is, with an awesome almost 21 month old baby girl.

My V-Day = April. It'll be three years this coming one.

I like music. All sorts. Death metal to opera to country to punk to ska to rocksteady to big band to hardcore to classical to surf to jazz... and horror. I love horror flicks.

I also have a tendecy towards non sequiters.

0 likes

I'm in the process of planning a World Vegetarian Day party (hey, at least it's something worth celebrating!) and I wish every single one of your could come.

Who's up for a roadtrip to Western Maryland!?!?!

0 likes

Oooo Vegetarian Day sounds Awesome!  It would be great if we could all go :)

As for me, my name is Ariana, I'm from California moved to NY about 5 years ago to attend shcool and now im staying for the fun...at least for now.  I play bass and want to start a band, so if anyone is or knows someone in the NY area with a bit of musical ability let me know YAY!  I've been veggie for 5 years now, and plan on not going back to the carnivore lifestyle.  I love Squirrels, white peaches, music, small venues, converese/vans, my dream car is a 1960s VW bus and my dream bicycle is a 50s style schwinn red or purple bike with a basket  :D

0 likes

I think you should start a thread about your party mdvegan and tell us all about the plans! :)

Where are you from in CA kennedy28?

0 likes

I think you should start a thread about your party mdvegan and tell us all about the plans! :)

Where are you from in CA kennedy28?

Oh yes, a thread mdvegan!

Southern Cali, Rosemead more specifically.  No one ever really know where that is, so I usually say a 10 minute drive from Pasadena :)

0 likes

I've loved reading this thread, and getting to know you all.

I'm Faith (not my birth name, but the name I gave myself!). My husband and I live in the DFW area in north Texas USA. I've been a vegetarian since June 16th, so not quite 2 months yet. For years I've leaned towards cutting back on the meat, but noticed we kept veering back to eating it regularly again all the time. But when I got involved in a theatre group this year, one of the founders and a very good friend of mine is veg*n, and it got my mind turning that way again. And one of the first things I've noticed is how my older friends (not my theatre friends, thankfully) and family seem to think they have a right to discuss what I do and don't eat.

I'm 43, no kids--couldn't have any and didn't feel adoption was right for us, all things considered. I'm a writer, avid reader, theatre buff, and now I'm also an actor/playwright, etc. I work as an admin assistant and completely hate the job, but it pays the bills for now. Our theatre group is trying to go nonprofit; I'm hoping that one of these days between writing and working with my theatre group, I'll at make enough to quit the boring day job!  My husband's a telecom engineer by trade, and a rock star; he's gotten mobbed at one airport by people thinking he was Jon Bon Jovi! He's not, but he definitely is a fantastic musician.  He was not at all supportive of my decision to become a vegetarian initially, but has gradually swung around. He's seen my complexion clear up beautifully, and even my mild rosacea is better. If I could just drop some pounds, I think his last objections would vanish. :)

I found VegWeb probably right around the time I made the switch, when I was looking for recipes. And I've been lurking here for a while. So what does it say about me that the thread that finally got me to start posting was about farts?

0 likes

Pages

Log in or register to post comments