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 Post subject: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Location: Tenement. Scotland. Europe.
Gone to Americaland with a suitcase full of cheezly.
Eaten poutine with an amazing Canadian.
Watched a scary movie while eating tempeh in 's-Hertogenbosch.
Stayed over in Belfast with the legendary Mr Angus.
Road-tripped to Loch Ness in pure dafty weather.
Heard a Justin Bieber song while getting a bourbon milkshake in Edinburgh.

Now YOU!

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:03 pm 
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Met my damn husband or have practically ANY of the friends I have now. fuuuuck.

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:19 pm 
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Yeah I wouldn't have any of the friends I have now..

I wouldn't have met a lot of wonderful people
Visited NYC for the hell of it
Gone camping in the woods, year after year in Asheville, NC
Wouldn't have gone to Portland, OR
Wouldn't have gone to Maine this past year to go camping with vegans in the woods

I'm also not sure if I would've been able to stay vegan

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:20 pm 
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Wow, okay, here goes...

Visited America in 2009 with a suitcase full of cheezly (um, is this a classic PPKer thing to do?!)
Made a tonne of life long friends
Spent time with amazing people in more countries than I can count
Gotten lost in Copenhagen looking for croissants
Gone to Vida Vegan Con (twice!)
Made cheese sandwiches in a microwave
Gone to see Isa and Terry speak at a Veg Fest in Paris
Met 114 PPKers (maybe more!)
Gone on multiple Flunge fests
House sat in Edinburgh with two wonderful kitties
Gone kayaking in Santa Cruz and seen a freaking whale
Visited Farm Sanctuary
Done an emergency stop in a golf cart
Watched baseball with FF!
Visited Barcelona with amazing lady friends
Rowed boats in Central Park with one of my favourite people ever.

Fuuuuck, there are so many amazing memories attached to this place that I can't even list them all!

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:34 pm 
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I 100% would not have been able to transition to veganism without the PPK.

I was on the old board (as WorshipYourToaster) and never posted or even really lurked much, but I wasn't actually vegan then. When I joined this version of the board I wasn't fully vegan yet either, but being part of the community made it seem easy. I didn't know any vegans in real life to talk to, but there were hundreds of kickass vegans on this board.

There are a lot more "I would not haves" that I'm gonna think of later, I'm pretty sure, but this is the big one.


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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:46 pm 
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Stayed vegan (probably)
Made lasting friendships from all over the damn place
Hung out at Toronto Veg Fest year after year with all the rad PPKers + meeting Terry and Isa
Visited NYC and hung out with rad PPKers
Visited Austin for VVC and hung out with more rad PPKers! / Drove around in a rental with Terry and Josh in the backseat listening to Caninus
Had a house guest from Europe (veg_eric! and I hope more some day -- I have a bigger house now!)
Swapped foods from all over the world -- and received boxes of goodies from everywhere (I've cried almost every time I've received a package because everyone is so lovely and generous)
Started a blog
Got into doing local bakesales and activism

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:04 pm 
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Location: PORTLAND!
Eaten vegan kit kats
Road tripped to Portland, Maine
Received some of interrobang's suitcase full of Cheezly (and now I'm reminded of how bummed I am that I haven't had it since then)
Made my own twinkies
Had instant friends and people to meet up with wherever I traveled
And I probably wouldn't have stayed vegan for very long or learned how to cook and bake well


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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:14 pm 
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Had any idea that arugula was the same as rocket!

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:42 pm 
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...enjoyed the past decade so much

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Found all the awesome veg friendly places around Wisconsin
Known that anywhere I am I can find a friendly face if I reach out
Known about The Garlic
Stayed vegan for 7 years
Gotten so much awesome life advice
'Met' so many wonderful people

And jdfunks covered it - I would not have enjoyed the last 7 years so much. Thank you PPK!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:06 pm 
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Flown to New York to hang out with Jojo and eat at Modern Love last week
Made vegan tacos on Fox News(!)
co-wrote the Taco Cleanse with my Austin ppk crew
Gone to all the VVCs
Met almost all of my friends
Gotten into multiple arguments with TSA agents about weather vegan cheese is a solid or a liquid
made 80 different versions of vegan mac and cheese (veganomicon is still my favorite recipe Vtopia my favorite restaurant version)

A million other things. I don't know if I'd even still be vegan without the constant enthusiasm for vegan everything. Or how I could have survived sexual harassment at work without my internet safe space.

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:12 pm 
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Gone to Glasgow to hang out with Interrobang?!
Had Interrobang?! stay in my house on more than one occasion.
Had Ruby Rose pj party in my spare room with Poppy.
Hung out and had lunch with the delectable Sarah-Jane.
Watched Eurovision with Interrobang?! and Sarah-Jane.
Had three lovely Americans to stay over in 2008.
Had two lovely Dutch and one adorable Scot stay last weekend.
Be planning to go all the way to Glasgow by car, coach and ferry, just to have lunch with Interrobang?! and Ruby Rose.


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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:40 pm 
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LazySmurf's comment about the TSA reminds me of how I tried to bring a pate for PandaCookie in my carryon (I forget the name? It is a European brand) and had a conversation with the TSA agent who thought I was bringing cat food on a plane. A senior TSA agent came over and said 'oh that is pate, that is fine' and off I went.

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:29 pm 
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jdfunks wrote:
...enjoyed the past decade so much

This. Also, I dunno if I would have survived the past decade.
And met so many awesome super bubs.
Gone to Portland for Vegan The gathering 1 & 2

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:19 pm 
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I would not have ever visited Portland, OR - much less with vegans to hang out with more vegans and a crazy Scottish librarian person.

Had someone call me on Tuesday to tell me they were coming for Thanksgiving, from 2000 miles away.
Gone camping, likely ever, much less every year.
Hosted the best ranger in the Forest Service, several years in a row.
Had my son meet so many wonderful people.
Obtained a magical collection of not-so-scary monsters.
Met some of my most favorite people.
Sent candy for Halloween to a kid I never met in Seattle.
Sent candy to Germany to make an au pair feel better.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:56 pm 
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I got a metric shittonne of Cheezly y'all.

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:15 pm 
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I wouldn't have known how to help my dog when we got him and it terrifies me to think what could have happened.

Also, Cheezly!

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:31 am 
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Known what Goatse was!

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 Post subject: Re: If it weren't for the PPK I would not have....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:49 am 
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Such a large number of cookbooks. Most of the vegan books I've bought were because of threads on here.

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Known what Goatse was!

Mat.


Hahaha!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:26 am 
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...Learned how to feed myself
...Hosted so many bakesales and gotten involved in animal rescue
... I don't know if I would have adopted my dog, and he is frequently the very best thing about my day, so thank you for that.


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Realized the importance of Baking in the Flavor™
Got so much early and/or inside info on everything from restaurants to new products (I can't even begin to list all the stuff I first heard about here, going all the way back to Dr Cow cheese circa 2007!)
Found the strength and support to resist going completely postal on multiple family occasions
Started a blog
Participated in every Vegan MoFo since 2008 (see above)
Made friends with - and had the pleasure of meeting up with - so many of you whack-jobs. I hope you will always be part of my life

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:02 am 
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Made the smlove pie
Been nearly as educated about feminism and social justice issues
Bought so many cookbooks

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Met most of my friends
Cowritten a cookbook
Traveled (so often) to Portland
Met most of my parent role models
Been as OK with myself just as I am
Co-organized a VegFest
Discovered Quiverfull blogs
Read P.G. Wodehouse
Spent so much damn time and money on the Sims

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ijustdiedinside wrote:
Met my damn husband or have practically ANY of the friends I have now. fuuuuck.

RIGHT?!?

I wouldn't be getting married in 19 (!) days and I probably would have no business owning any of things I own or living where I live. Who in the actual fork knows where I'd be.

Ugh.

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