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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:02 pm
by Evan
hey just wondering, are there many skinny-dipping vegans in Houston?

no idea

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:17 pm
by veganpotter
I have no idea but it would be a great benefit to veganism if you go looking for skinny dippers then you convert them to veganism. I feel its a demographic not paid enough attention to by the AR community...its much more of a 70s hippy vegan thing than a new thing so you could change that for the better :wink:

Re: no idea

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:17 am
by Evan
veganpotter wrote:I have no idea but it would be a great benefit to veganism if you go looking for skinny dippers then you convert them to veganism. I feel its a demographic not paid enough attention to by the AR community...its much more of a 70s hippy vegan thing than a new thing so you could change that for the better :wink:


I see your point...but I'm pretty active in the naturist community around here. I'm even an officer for an Austin-based nudist club called The Hill Country Nudists. While a few of the nudist/naturists I meet can be slightly hippie-ish, the vast majority tend to be your typical cross section of larger society. People usually are shocked when they find out they know a nudist because they really do reflect the society norms...just without clothes. But I will try to convert vegans where ever I go, clothed or not, no worries there!

I think it would be cool to meet more vegans, nudists, movie buffs or any other people interested in the same things I am...I just think it's especially cool when you meet people with more than one common interest. That's the most fun of all.

By the way...I LOVE doing pottery and ceramics! I have a bunch of clay I need to sink my hands in to.

Clay

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:28 am
by veganpotter
Clay rocks...its an essential part of veganism :D As for movies I watch a hell of a lot of them. I was diagnosed with insomnia when I was ten and those extra hours of being awake were devoted to stretching and movies. As for nudists I only personally know 2 people I would call nudists(1 vegetarian)...the rest(quite a few) are just exhibitionists(doesn't bother me either way)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:46 am
by Evan
All this talk about clay makes me want to go get into it right now...but it's late and I'm not really inspired...Maybe I could do a sculpture of a naked person watching a movie and eating vegan snax...

or maybe I will wait to think of something til tomorrow :D

wait

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:51 am
by veganpotter
why wait...I have to but I'd make pots from 2-6am pretty regularly when I was living at home

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:12 am
by ronnie kray
Posted By Kinky June 22, 2006: IT'S OFFICIAL!

AUSTIN, Texas -- June 21, 2006 -- Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams today informed independent candidate Kinky Friedman that his name will appear on the statewide general election ballot for governor this November.

"The people of Texas have spoken -- they're ready for change," Friedman said. "They're sick and tired of politics as usual, and they're ready to elect an independent candidate in November.... This tells us what we've long suspected: the two-party system has failed our state. Only an independent candidate - one who is not owned by special interests - can restore Texas."

you can read the entire thing here.

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Texas Politics

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:59 pm
by veganpotter
I don't know much about Texas and the success of Independants in terms of taking the democratic vote...I know Perot got alot of Presidential votes but he was a conservative that some democrats liked and alot of republicans respected. Does this guy have a shot or is he a Kucinich??? Of course I'd like to see it work but if not aren't you guys a little worried about the Nader Effect...its hard enough to find moderate republicans in Texas let alone moderate and liberal democrats and independants.

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:03 am
by Sknydpr
Evan wrote:hey just wondering, are there many skinny-dipping vegans in Houston?


Just one that I'm aware of. :D

Re: no idea

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:08 am
by Sknydpr
Evan wrote:I see your point...but I'm pretty active in the naturist community around here. I'm even an officer for an Austin-based nudist club called The Hill Country Nudists.


Awesome. HCN is non-landed? Maybe we can meet up at Hippie Hollow, if I ever get around to going up there. I have too many piercings in the wrong places to be accepted into most nudist clubs, even though I'm about as vanilla as you can get (just shinier).

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:59 pm
by Evan
You'd be surprised how many landed places are becoming more accepting of body jewelry. Don't be too quick to write them all off in one shot. You are correct in assuming that some don't like it though. Best thing is to call first. I can check into that for you if you want me to. HCN has several Hippie Hollow Fun Days per month. It's very informal but it gives you a chance to meet some of the people in the club without having to come to a house party or something that might be kind of intimidating if you don't know anyone there.

At any rate, I don't want to hijack this thread any more than I already have. if you want some info on it, e-mail me at [email protected] or add me to your Y! IM, screen name is bobcat_naturists

peace

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:08 pm
by ronnie kray
i was walking thru the supermarket and saw this in the stands. it's Kinky on the cover of Texas Monthly!

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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:00 am
by CollegeB
Thanks Ronnie I may just pick that issue up. And Kinky is no Kucinich, he's gotten a ton of signatures to be on the ballot. The dems are not running anyone, the current Gov. is a moron, and I know the naiton sort of likes morons, but I'll hold off not believing in people until after (and if) the current governor is re-elected.

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:00 am
by ronnie kray
"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only she did it backwards and in high heels."
-Ann Richards-

Ann Richards, ex-Democratic Governor of Texas, constant critic of the Bushes.

"Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."

As governor, Richards appointed the first black University of Texas regent, the first crime victim on the state Criminal Justice Board, the first disabled person on the human services board and the first teacher to lead the State Board of Education. Under Richards, the fabled Texas Rangers pinned stars on their first black and female officers. She vetoed legislation that would allow people to carry concealed handguns, automatic weapons and "cop-killer bullets." She also vetoed a bill that would have allowed the destruction of the environment over the Edwards Aquifer.


The first female governor of Texas in 50 years.

"I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone'"


Ann Richards died Wednesday night after a battle with cancer, a family spokeswoman said. She was 73. when asked if she would have done anything different, she replied:

"Oh, I would probably have raised more hell."

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:34 pm
by Evan
We lost a great Texan

R.I.P.