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another newbie!

#1 Postby gnat » Thu May 04, 2006 2:16 pm

hey gang!

Just dropping in for an official hello. I've been lurking on this board for quite sometime, checking it out, seeing if everyone gets along and treats each other with respect. I hate boards where people are hateful and negative and I've learned my lesson about trying to have regular discussions in that kind of atmosphere. But this place seems great! I'm so happy I found it!

anyway, about me: I'm a thirtysomething woman, living in Seattle, tho I grew up in Boston. Only been vegan for six months so far, but it is already one of my proudest accomplishments. (I was veg for several years before that). I'm a writer by occupation, don't own a car, have a dog and two cats and I'm 100% true blue gay.

As I said, I'm very happy to have found a place of like-minded people and hope to make some friends here. You all seem like a great bunch!
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#2 Postby loveliberate » Thu May 04, 2006 2:43 pm

Hello & Welcome! :D

This is a great board. Folks seem to get along well here, and to generally be positive, respectful and uplifting towards each other. Congratulations an becoming vegan!

"100% true blue gay"?!?! :shock: Whoa, now yer really freaking me out -I thought ya'll were all pink! :lol:

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#3 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Thu May 04, 2006 2:46 pm

Hi and welcome! :) I've never been to Boston or Seattle, but I have a friend who lived in Seattle. Nice to meet you!

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#4 Postby joelbct » Thu May 04, 2006 4:21 pm

Welcome- I've cut out dairy and eggs for 5 days, does feel like an accomplishment- And there are so many healthy delicious non-animal derived foods out there anyway!


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#5 Postby CrispyQ » Thu May 04, 2006 4:23 pm

Welcome Gnat! You'll find this to be a friendly, supportive board.

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#6 Postby FormicaLinoleum » Thu May 04, 2006 4:27 pm

Welcome! I am also a relatively new vegan who was vegetarian a while before the switch. And I'm also "true pink" gay! This really is a great and very supportive board--I hope you enjoy it.
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#7 Postby Crash » Thu May 04, 2006 5:19 pm

Welcome ! :D
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#8 Postby robert » Thu May 04, 2006 6:12 pm

Welcome to the group!

I live near Portland visit Seattle every once in a while and will be making more frequent visits because of my job and new friends in the area. Great to have more NW people joining all the time :)

I'm glad you enjoy the welcoming aspect of this forum. That is one of the reasons I created it. I didn't always feel very welcome on other forums I was on so I tried to build a community based on friendliness and respect and all that other good stuff. Cool that is is being noticed :)

Great to have you hear and I hope you enjoy your time, learn new info, and meet cool people too.

All the best,

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#9 Postby Marie-Eve » Fri May 05, 2006 6:14 am

hello and Welcome :)

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#10 Postby finbarrio » Fri May 05, 2006 9:35 am

Welcome ex-Bostonian! I hope you jump in here with 2 feet - it sounds like you'll fit right in.
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#11 Postby gnat » Fri May 05, 2006 12:59 pm

Thanks for the welcome, you guys! I feel at home already! :)
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#12 Postby SeaSiren » Fri May 05, 2006 1:03 pm

Welcome! :)

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#13 Postby JW » Fri May 05, 2006 1:35 pm

Welcome gnat!!!

I'm sure you won't be disappointed with this group.
It is very supportive and positive :D
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#14 Postby flanders77 » Mon May 08, 2006 2:48 am

gnat wrote:Thanks for the welcome, you guys! I feel at home already! :)

Welcome gnat! I am glad to hear that! The atmosphere in this forum is very good as you have already noticed!
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#15 Postby veganashtangi » Mon May 08, 2006 3:05 am

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