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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:43 am 
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My husband just told me that he has decided to officially become vegan, after months of enjoying my vegan cooking and being super supportive of me. One more for our side!


jealous! I love my dude, but it would be so special if he decided to eat vegan. Of course, he's had 13 years to think about it... but you never know! Hope springs eternal!

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My husband just told me that he has decided to officially become vegan, after months of enjoying my vegan cooking and being super supportive of me. One more for our side!

Hooray! This is rad.

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I got half of an assignment that's due Thursday done. I thought it would take me longer than it did and am pleasantly surprised that it didn't. My mountain of shiitake is still pretty big but it's nice to be at least one step closer to having things under contra.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:45 am 
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beethecookie wrote:
My husband just told me that he has decided to officially become vegan, after months of enjoying my vegan cooking and being super supportive of me. One more for our side!


jealous! I love my dude, but it would be so special if he decided to eat vegan. Of course, he's had 13 years to think about it... but you never know! Hope springs eternal!

Wow, beethecookie, that's awesome! Congrats!! I hope he absolutely loves being vegan!

After 7 years of coupledom my husband went vegetarian this fall, and what did it for him was a trip to Farm Sanctuary. We stayed in the cabin there and got our own private tour the next day. I think that one-on-one contact with the animals really got to him. Never thought I would see it happen -- he bragged to me when we first met that he ate a 12x12 at In 'n Out and his favorite restaurant was a Brazilian BBQ meat-a-palooza place. So, ya never know! Now I'm working on getting him to give up the dairy and eggs :-P

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I'm hosting a vegan grocery shopping tour next Saturday, and the event is full with a longish waiting list. Add to that my new mentee this week, and I feel all goobery and blushing.


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I'm hosting a vegan grocery shopping tour next Saturday, and the event is full with a longish waiting list. Add to that my new mentee this week, and I feel all goobery and blushing.

Woah, that's awesome! I'd love to host a tour...how did you get going on that?

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I'm hosting a vegan grocery shopping tour next Saturday, and the event is full with a longish waiting list. Add to that my new mentee this week, and I feel all goobery and blushing.

Woah, that's awesome! I'd love to host a tour...how did you get going on that?


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I had my taxes done and I found out I am getting over $1,000 back. That is a lot of money for me, so I'm super excited! I'm out of nooch right now, so all I can think of is "that could buy a lot of nooch!"


Same here I'm getting more back than expected (as in, I'd completely forgotten about taxes so it is surprise money)... I've been out of nooch for 2 weeks and it was the first thing I thought of when I did my taxes. Second thing was that I should probably get health insurance, this can cover a few months at least and minimize my potential penalty when I do taxes next year (MA has a tax penalty if you don't have health insurance and make more than the poverty line or something). Third thing was that I could put a bit of it toward a tattoo (my tats tend to be cheap since I only use black ink and like small ones).


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 Post subject: Re: What was the best thing about your day?
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I'm hosting a vegan grocery shopping tour next Saturday, and the event is full with a longish waiting list. Add to that my new mentee this week, and I feel all goobery and blushing.

Woah, that's awesome! I'd love to host a tour...how did you get going on that?


I'm a mentor with Vegan University through Animal Rights Coalition. If you have an animal rights org in your town, join up and suggest them! Here's our page (and that's me leading a tour): http://animalrightscoalition.com/progra ... niversity/

Cool! Thanks for the info!!

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i went to the gym today and while i was on the treadmill the local TV news ran a story about a course I just taught (job retraining, featuring a few women being retrained as city bus drivers.). The entire gym turned and stared at me while I giggled and avoided eye contact with everyone and pretended to concentrate on my run. embarrassing, but in a good way.

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i went to the gym today and while i was on the treadmill the local TV news ran a story about a course I just taught (job retraining, featuring a few women being retrained as city bus drivers.). The entire gym turned and stared at me while I giggled and avoided eye contact with everyone and pretended to concentrate on my run. embarrassing, but in a good way.

Hah, that's cool!


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 Post subject: Re: What was the best thing about your day?
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i went to the gym today and while i was on the treadmill the local TV news ran a story about a course I just taught (job retraining, featuring a few women being retrained as city bus drivers.). The entire gym turned and stared at me while I giggled and avoided eye contact with everyone and pretended to concentrate on my run. embarrassing, but in a good way.


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i went to the gym today and while i was on the treadmill the local TV news ran a story about a course I just taught (job retraining, featuring a few women being retrained as city bus drivers.). The entire gym turned and stared at me while I giggled and avoided eye contact with everyone and pretended to concentrate on my run. embarrassing, but in a good way.

Very awesome!

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I went shopping with some girlfriends from work and then out for curry. I normally HATE shopping, and even more so shopping with other people, but it was super fun just trying a bunch of stuff on at H&M and then buying next to nothing. And my curry was delicious. Palak Aloo with vegan garlic naan and multiple chutnies. Super spicy. Good conversation. Great day!


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I live in a big house that has been split into smaller apartments, and apparently 5 of the tenants are vegan! I recently found out that my next-door neighbour is vegan, so I decided to bring over some of the macarons I made, and I was surprised with cupcakes - her husband was like "VEGAN SWAP!" hahaha.

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I went shopping with some girlfriends from work and then out for curry. I normally HATE shopping, and even more so shopping with other people, but it was super fun just trying a bunch of stuff on at H&M and then buying next to nothing. And my curry was delicious. Palak Aloo with vegan garlic naan and multiple chutnies. Super spicy. Good conversation. Great day!

That sounds like an awesome day! Mmmm multiple chutnies.

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GORGEOUS day outside; 17c and sunny, feels like summer! I rocked it by speed-cycling around the lake in short sleeves and a skirt, hanging out on a dock in the sun, walking through the market and sitting at a cafe with a cute veg chick I'm pretty sure I have a crush on.

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I live in a big house that has been split into smaller apartments, and apparently 5 of the tenants are vegan! I recently found out that my next-door neighbour is vegan, so I decided to bring over some of the macarons I made, and I was surprised with cupcakes - her husband was like "VEGAN SWAP!" hahaha.


Where do you live and when can I move in??

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