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Everything posted by Jessifly

  1. How does one decide what a "healthy" omnivorous diet is? With the facts on the health risks and toxins related to meat and dairy I can hardly see calling any omnivorous diet "healthy" for comparisons sake... only closer to vegan, and therefore there is no comparison due.
  2. In a study of 20,000 British adults, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council determined that people who exercise regularly, eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, drink moderately and quit smoking live 14 years longer than their less virtuous counterparts. After adjusting for age and other covariates that may impact longevity, the researchers determined that smoking was associated with the greatest mortality risk reduction, with those who ditched the cigarettes logging an 80% overall improvement in health. Regular fruit and vegetable consumption, meanwhile, had the second largest effect on health, followed by moderate drinking and regular exercise, which procured similar benefits. Commenting on the results, the researchers note that they “may provide further support for the idea that even small differences in lifestyle may make a big difference to health in the population and encourage behavior change.” Doing all four? Then it’s probably about time you reserve the best rocker at the retirement home! via ABC News
  3. If we are going to have VV somewhere besides Portland next year, Asheville has my vote!
  4. I disagree. Although I am admittedly idealistic, so much so that to me idealism is realism And idealistically and realistically in the future I can't see it any other way. I agree. Appreciated yes, but accepted as a final answer, no. Appreciation brings about positive results faster than resistance to the small steps. I think.
  5. Spine, it was nice to meet you last night at the comedy battle! Congrats on your Veganversary! And congrats to HCPinGviini also! My two year veganversary is tomorrow! Woohoo! Popular time of year for going vegan I guess!
  6. I wasn't referring to his "noisiness", just that is his name on the forum DaveNoisy
  7. "giacomo.....Giacomo!....GIACOMO!!! Would you please stop talking about your balls for one moment?!" "My grandma is a skank" "I'm bloated.... mmm hmmm"
  8. "I'm allergic to love" "A lot of people are" "Don't forget the jacket, waterbottle and snacks but you better leave the couch... the theater doesn't allow them anymore after what happened last time." "You gotta have that jumping around in circles feeling. If you have that jumping around in circles feeling for someone and they have that jumping around in circles feeling too, you've got something to keep, you've got golden rings!" "I am jumping around in circles in my stomach!"
  9. A Froggy Bloggy quote of the day, this just came in my inspirational quote of the day email.... I find it appropriate after this weeks adventures! Hiking, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, and in a couple days I am climbing yet another peak!! "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature." ~ Helen Keller
  10. http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8948/vv08194zi8.jpg Robert, xdarthveganx and HSOrlando below http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2760/vv08197jx7.jpg Aim for the target! http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/7972/vv08199wj4.jpg Brave girls just before jumping! You'll have to tilt your head to the right, camera was strapped to my harness
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  12. I jump in, it's cold and I can't breathe at first! Then I swim right into the rapids
  13. Robert goes for a swim, gets injured and forgets to turn off the camera...
  14. "do we have anything to eat on the way to getting something to eat?" "I know you know and I'm not supposed to know you know but I can't lie so don't tell him I told you I know that you know." After a search for a parkmap, then a search for an adventure park attendant to direct us, then a search for a disc golf course map then waiting in line for the chair lift, then a slow ride up the mountain, getting off at the wrong stop and chaotically getting put back on the lift to the top, an ordeal spanning a good 30 minutes.. Lift attendant yells up to us: "Did you get your discs? They're at the bottom!" We had to ride the lift back down... Our park passes were expired by the time we reached the bottom to retrieve the discs. "Who are you? How do I know you? What are you doing here?" "You can ride your bike but you have to stand the whole time" "He's a raw foodist, he can only be so much man"
  15. "I miss Tasha" "yeah" "me too" "Aww... Washie... Machines at home on the spin cycle"
  16. Anonymous but I bet you can guess who said it: "I thought it was gas but it turned out to be my balls" And some more: "Have you seen my trunks... oh there they are, don't know what they are doing up there..." (pulling them from off the lamp) "Nothing like the sound of a vitamix to wake you up in the morning!" "Smoothies! Smoothies! I'm awake!" "What's everyone wearing today?" "Wear as little clothing as possible, no seriously." "You couldn't have written me a personal message on my wall?" "Dude, you're right here.. I'll give you a personal message right now"
  17. Hey Everyone! On Thursday evening Vegan Vacation will be joining NW Veg for a potluck dinner in Vancouver, WA at 6:30pm. Later that evening we will be going to see the Dark Knight at Imax in Tigard, OR. at 10:20pm. I have 10 tickets available for $15 dollars each. They will go fast, first come first served! Contact me if you'd like to join us!
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