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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!

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 :)

Ha! I know where it is! I'm from Burbank! ;)

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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 :)

Ha! I know where it is! I'm from Burbank! ;)

OMG!  That's AWESOME!!  Haha, finally someone who has heard of little ol Rosemead :)  When did you leave Cali...and how did you end up in Germany...?

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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.  ::)

Speak it enlightened one.

I am brand new to vegweb and been vegan for about 2 and a half months, regrettably. I really enjoy eating meat as my profile suggests, but I think we as humans are big enough to rise above the inhumanity involved, so until we can kill and process meat humanely and with a respect due to animals giving their lives to sustain mine/ours I will refrain except for every now and then (couple times a month, just because I love it so). I have always liked the idea because it is very noble and while I am not a knight I still like the idea of being chivalrous and noble. My wife is VestaTuran, she is on vegweb also (it is all her fault!)  ;) .

I see here that many of you  have a "thing" whether it be PETA folk or gay or whatever. My "thing" is that I am an atheist, as a few of you may have discovered if you have visited my myspace. I am big on the scientific method and as some people put it "scientific dogma". It works, just ask your TV remote or your, well, anything. So I opt to buy into it instead of supernatural stuff. I am an Engineering Physics major (senior year) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University which kind of lends to my belief in science working the way it does.

I may come off as a bit of a harda$$, but I really am a nice guy and love just about everything whether it be something I like or not. I am however a cynic which gets taken as dislike half the time , even from my parents and siblings but that is because they won't put any effort into thinking period, let alone thinking about what I'm trying to say.

I have a strong opinion about the current administration leading the country right now, which I won't get into unless someone feels like discussing, because this doesn't really seem like an avenue to discuss things like that, at least not from what I've seen so far, so I won't be the one to drag that dead , festering, stinking, rotten, obviously against all that is known (or used to be known) as American...........I degress, I just won't do it unless solicited. I am a former Marine and had no idea that the country would take the turn it has so forgive me. We hated Clinton when I was serving, I wonder how the service folk feel about this one ........

Ok now, I am pretty cool with my veganism after a couple of months practice so I feel at ease discussing it, so it is nice to meet you all.

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I know where Rosemead is too!  :)

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I know where Rosemead is too!   :)

Yay!  Where in Cali are you from Apstaats?

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I'm from Sacramento, but I lived in So. CA for several years while I went to college.  I think I've lived just about everywhere between Riverside and Pomona.

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I'm Tiffany - I'm a 30 year old university administrator from Texas.  I'm straight, never been married, have no kids and happily single with three furbabies.  I've been on VegWeb, lurking since November, although I didn't officially become vegetarian until this past June, right after I turned 30.  I realized that my life could feasible be half over and it scared the hell out of me.  It made me re-evaluate literally everything and rethink the life choices I'd been making. 

In addition to several other changes, I began eating vegetarian (which I'd done on and off before, although not eating a healthy diet those times) and I found fabulous recipes on this site.  I've discovered that I love to bake and cook - it's amazing how I can truly taste what I'm eating. 

Once my staff training ends at the end of August (and I no longer have to feed and eat with 26 staff members for3 meals a day), I plan on going vegan, which is due to the mailings I got from Mercy for Animals and PETA.  The stories and photos made me realize that I just can't add to the torture animals.

At this point, I know no other vegans and very few people understand my choice.  Thank goodness I have VegWeb and everyone here.  Although I've never met many of you and I haven't posted often, I do feel like I have friends here who understand.  :)

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vegweb friends are great!

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I know where Rosemead is too!   :)

I know where Rosemead is too, too! :)
I live in San Diego, but I grew up in La Crescenta.
I bet you don't know where in LA County that is!!! ;D

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I know where Rosemead is too!  :)

I know where Rosemead it is too, too! :)
I live in San Diego, but I grew up in La Crescenta.
I bet you don't know where in LA County that is!!! ;D

You're Right!  I don't know where La Crescenta is per se, BUT I have heard of it hehe...Yay Cali people who have heard of my hometown!  :)

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Hello!  I'm Scott and I live in Albany, NY and I'm 28.  All of my relevant info that I care to reveal is on my profile, but I'd like to say that love is pretty much what motivates most aspects of my life.  Whether it is love for my family, friends, a significant other, or for non-human things like animals or learning, I find that my overall happiness increases significantly when I concentrate on that love.
By the way, I loooove vegweb, and would like to thank everyone for making this an awesome place to be a part of.  It has definitely changed my life already.

I enjoy cooking, but love whinging a recipe or creating my own from scratch.  I also enjoy being outdoors, and experiencing nature.  I love rain, snow, wind, and cold water swimming.  I like to explore things that get a bad rap, and find some type of enjoyment out of it.

*I'm also very interesting in this world veg day fest that may or may not be taking place in Maryland, and would be willing to get a crew together from NY and head down there!*

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*I'm also very interesting in this world veg day fest that may or may not be taking place in Maryland, and would be willing to get a crew together from NY and head down there!*

Awesome Idea Camillus!  If this veg day goes down, the New Yorkers should totally go down Maryland together!  I like your way of thinking btw  ;)

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I live with my civil partner (who is omni but wants to eat all my food too!).

I work part time as a community nurse, the other half of my working week is spent doing my masters in community nursing. I love my job. I have been doing this for 2 years, prior to that I worked on a trauma unit and prior to that in the operating theatre.

I have travelled to quite a few different countries but like being at home. I go to Spain quite often and love it there (may retire there) but they don't seem to cater for non meat eaters. I will have to buy a finca and grow my own food. I want to go to Iceland and Argentina before I die.

I envy my older brother who grows all his own veg - I have no garden. But I suppose I am lucky because he does all the work and I get to eat them. Anyone tried white beetroot, black potatoes or red brussel sprouts? He likes to grow unusual veg and these are some he has tried.

I like science fiction and cooking to relax                          .

I have never been a big meat eater and certainly couldn't eat it if I had prepared it so I guess I was naturally vegetarian - my Mum had to nearly cremate meat before I ate it when I was a kid. I have been venturing into veganism because it is a logical progression and it excites me - I believe we could end starvation in the world if we all ate a plant based diet. This web site is a god send/life saver. I tried a vegan cheese (cheezly) and hated it and have to be convinced there is an acceptable vegan cheese.

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I know where Rosemead is too!   :)

I know where Rosemead it is too, too! :)
I live in San Diego, but I grew up in La Crescenta.
I bet you don't know where in LA County that is!!! ;D

I do! I'm from Burbank. We're like neighbors. ;)

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I know where Rosemead is too!   :)

I know where Rosemead is too, too! :)
I live in San Diego, but I grew up in La Crescenta.
I bet you don't know where in LA County that is!!! ;D

I do! I'm from Burbank. We're like neighbors. ;)

Your from Burp-bank!!! ;D
I hung out over there as a teenager, as well as Glendale and Pasadena.

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Just wanted to say "Welcome!" to all the newbies here.  It's great to meet you all!  :)

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It's great to have the chance to get to know you folks... but I can't read all the posts tonight; my eyes are falling closed of their own accord!

I found VegWeb by accident a year or two ago, when I was thinking of sharing some of my most healthy recipes, from a vegetarian perspective. I never liked meat; when I was a kidling I felt like gagging when my folks tried to feed it to me. I guess something in me knew.  :D

I've been having such troubles with my diet of late that I feel the need for a drastic change, back toward what's natural. It took me a while to realise just how much I can learn from this place. In the last couple of weeks, I learned that I want to go vegan too. For several good reasons, including animal welfare; and (as a student of organic horticulture) going back to simple food that I can grow myself.

Thanks to you all.

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  My name is Kevin. I'm 46 years old as of a few days ago. I live in New England. I run a supply operation in a huge factory that makes really amazing jet engines. I get to work with some very smart people and I enjoy my job.

  Last year I was married for the second time to my lovely wife Laura who is 23. We are very happy together. We both became vegan a few months ago. We love to cook and are constantly experimenting with recipes we find here and other places. We are endless "tweakers" in the kitchen. We love to drink wine.

  I enjoy a million different things. I have been a big reader all my life. I read about everything under the sun, which is all I want to know. I also love to write. I really love to think. I wish that would catch on with more people around the world and especially here in America.

  I have noticed that a few people have mentioned their political leanings. I used to be a republican. Since the eighties. I apologize. GWB and his henchmen have ruined that for me forever. I'm a democrat now. I wish Al Gore would run. If he doesn't I'll probably vote for Dennis Kucinich in the primary.

  My original motivation for becoming vegan was that I had a minor heart attack at the end of last November. I've learned a lot of things since then. I don't ever want to have another one. I'm convinced that I don't have to, that my heart disease can be reversed. Thank you, Firefightress for telling me about The China Study. I learned a great deal there.

  I have other motivations now as well. I've always loved animals but I never knew anything about the degree of suffering they were enduring, especially in factory farms. I've seen some videos put out by PETA and others. They moved me deeply. I never want to contribute another red cent to the economic engine that drives the hellish meat, dairy and egg industries. There are other hellish industries I try not to contribute to as well but I won't list them all here.

  I try to live as "green" as I can. I hope we can save the planet but frankly, I don't hold out much hope for that. I think the majority of the human race is greedy, stupid and selfish and will burn this place up rather than change their behavior. What a pity, this planet is so beautiful and incomprehensibly amazing. I suspect that human civilization is circling the drain. If you're an optimist I'm sorry to bring you down.

  So now you know about .00000000000000000000000001% of what makes me tick. Glad to be here among you.

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I thought it might be time to bump this again :)

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Hi Taneveb, good idea. Sorry I started the new post! There goes my hope for a rep as a searcher rather than impulse poster!

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=18220.0;topicseen <--post where I say Hello All!

The dinkfeet reference is because I didn't hit five feet tall until I was 15 or so. Also, I hung with a crowd that enjoyed the movie Spaceballs http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/. Within the movie, there's a chirpy little tune that goes "dink da dink dink dink...." Since Rick Moranis and I apparently shared a losing battle against gravity, "dinkfeet" ended up my nom de plume.

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