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I'm just SUPER busy! XD

Also the internet at my student apartment has been broken for what.... an entire MONTH now? Srsly not cool.

They just fixed it by contracting a local internet company to come in and install some private modems for us separate from the rest of the college's. great right?
Wrong. They were all unsecured (which means they didn't require a password) for all of 3 days (WHEN I WASN'T THERE!!!) and now they're all secured! Only my Resident Advisor knows the password and it seems like he's avoiding answering his door. >8[ I'll find you man!!!!!!!!!

I'm on campus right now. I shouldn't have to be. I HATE riding my bike in the dark in a strange city!!!!!!! GUH!!!!!!

I also accidentally skipped my exam in my music class today. Hoorah. UHG!!!!!!!!

And to top it all off my phone broke yesterday. =/

MOVING ON TO BETTER NEWS!!!!!!!! :'D

I've become SUPER active in my environmental club, I might be getting AWESOME food for vegans on campus (other than the special Vegan, Allergy free, Gluten free tasteless bar in the expensive cafeteria), AND I just went to an AWESOME PROTEST IN DC!!!!!!!!! <3

There'll be another thread on that.... whenever I get the darned password for the internet and I can create the thread comfortably in my apartment. :]

So Genie's doing well other than the fact that I accidentally caused him to take a chunk out of his dorsal and caudal fins.... I was playing chase the finger with him in his tank. I started going in tight circles around him and his final bite missed my finger and got his fins. My head still hurts from the massive facepalm I did. UHG. I just can't win today. ;_;

Oh well He'll heal in a week. He's healthy. :]

In other Genie-related news: I'm setting up the five gallon this Saturday! (every other day changes have been killing me) =] I'm going back home on Wednesday by train (mostly XD) and when I get home I'm picking up ammonia, gravel, and plants (along with bulk groceries XD) and being driven home.

So I'm SUPER excited about everything I've managed to accomplish in the past 5 days regarding the environment and I can't wait to see what I can do in the future concerning Genie!!!!! <3

Also if you want a recipe for some AMAZING vegan cookies ask and I'll post it.

BTW Flax seeds are awesome and delicious. <3

OH!!!! And for anyone that didn't know my mom and dad are back together! =D He decided to stop being.... insert unsavory words here.... and to come back home! =D I'm still a little wary of him but I love him and I'm glad my parents are patching things up! <=]

Well sorry if this was a waste of your time. I just figured my friends on here would want to know what in the world has been going on with me! XD And If you're new and we haven't met: HI THERE! :D WANNA BE FRIENDS? :'D
 

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I'd love some recipes! I went vegetarian last year and made the change to vegan this past spring. It's awesome to hear that you're so active in supporting veganism and the environment. ^_^
 

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Yayyyy you're back! :DD

Glad everything's going well. Too bad about the internet and everything else, though :/

And I know how frustrating that can be, regarding Genie. XDD I was doing the same thing with Felix. ...Blargh.

Anyway, yeah, glad you're back :-D

And those vegan cookies sound good... I'd love the recipe, please ^-^
 

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Ya'lls' wish is my command! :D

As soon as I get the password for the internet! :'D The file is on my laptop in the apartment! XD

... wait... I actually CAC give it to you! =]

Here's the link XD

Keep in mind that the chocolate chips MUST be vegan! If there's any dairy listed on the ingredients then it's not vegan.

I made an exception concerning whether or not it was made on equipment that previously processed dairy but that was my choice. (as I'm not vegan myself I wasn't bothered too much by it)

Trader Joe's brand Semi-sweet chocolate chips are vegan as are most semi-sweet chocolate chips including Ghiradelli's bittersweet 60% cacao chocolate chips. Read the label though!!!! SERIOUSLY don't wanna mess that up if you're cooking for a vegan or if you're vegan yourself. =]
 

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Yeah, since going vegan I've become a champion label-reader, lol. Thanks so much for posting the link! I'll have to try that out.
 

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My sentiments exactly! :D I'm gonna be eating as much vegan as I can! Lord knows I need the health benefits! XD

I find that despite what the directions said I had no problems mixing it 100% with a spatula until the chocolate chips needed to be added... there's no way to avoid doing that by hand unless you use a stand mixer on low speed. =/ and even then I don't think the distribution will be even. =/

On a side note I LOVE how the soy and flax mixture tastes JUST LIKE bananas when you mix it with the sugar! :D

Down side is that blenders are loud and terrifying. D: And that there's 2 whole cups of sugar in it! XD It's asking for cavities and other problems! XD TOTALLY WORTH IT THOUGH! :D

By the way: HELLO THAR Tiger Lily I DON'T BELIEVE WE'VE MET!!!!!! :D

And I just ate like 5 chocolate chip cookeis so I'm a LITTLE hyper right now! XD
 

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Oh, no more chocolate. xD
-has been eating way too much chocolate-
But cool recipee...! I've been missing cooking lately.
I eat vegan foods cause i'm a veggie -
I don't drink milk, well not usually.

Best wishes on setting up the 5 gallon, I find it fun setting up new tanks....-loves to decorate/design-
 

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Vegan- Using no animal products at all, this includes not only food but other things as well, such as clothing, cosmetics, etc..

It's a stricter form of Vegetarianism (no food made from animal products) and the more common Lacto-ovo-Vegetarian (no meat, but does include diary/eggs).
 

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Hel-lo im Betta girl! call me BG! anywho all this talk about vegan i just thought about this ok here it goes
JASON MRAZ IS A VEGAN
BEYONCE IS ALLERGIC TO PERFUME
I LIKE PIE AND BETTAS!
THAT IS ALL
 

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Why hello there BG nice to meet you! =] Doubly nice since your name acronym is the same as Booster Gold's! =]

Hi Bloo! =] Well I wouldn't go so far as animal-free clothing (I like my wool) but I'm definitely doing the eating bit.

You don't really have to go the whole 9 yards with the clothing and makeup bit to be vegan though. =] I think being vegan is just like being an omnivore, it's a choice. I personally feel that there shouldn't be a ton of rules to it! XD Lord knows there aren't rules for being an omnivore.

For some reason lately veganism has evolved into a classist society. You're not REALLY VEGAN in some peoples' eyes unless you eat only local, seasonal, organic, fairtrade, food and don't used anything that's even remotely related to animals (even transit issues)! XD This is where the fabled "Vegan Police" come in! XD

I just don't want to be apart of the bigger issuee. =P Thus no more animal food stuffs like eggs, milk, and the like. =] I try to eat local and seasonal anyway so that part I'm good with.

Personally I'm being vegan for health reasons, and to be more environmentally friendly. =]

That said being vegetarian (lacto-ovo (milk and egg) vegetarian) is still taking a LEAP in the right direction! =] The reason being that you're taking the slaughter of animals, the grain used to raise them, the carbon used to transport them and their meat and to process the meat, health problems associated with a diet high in meat consumption, and many other factors out of your personal equation. Which lowers your eco-footprint, makes you healthier, and has a lasting effect on your self image and conscience.

Or you could continue to be an omnivore and eat more consciously. Local food, seasonal food, food in which growth hormaones aren't a factor, mostly veggies and little meat, ect.

This sounds difficult but it isn't really. XD

After research and the first month or so of shopping vegan vegetarian or aware omnivore you get into the same brand and place habits that you did when you were shopping and eating as an un-aware omnivore. =] It becomes routine and you stop thinking about it. =]

It's kinda like fish keeping in a way! XD

Hope that answered some questions. =]

Anyway.

Life continues to be both really good and really bad! XD

I accidentally skipped my American Pop exam. >.< I have no idea how I'll do in that class now. =[

I ended up not being able to get gravel or ammonia... so I'll be cycling with fish food. =/ Oh well. Hopefully I can find a way to order online. =/

Also my phone broke Monday and I just got a replacement: a Samsung Intensity II. I WAS in love with it. Then I found out it doesn't record video and the camera is sub-par. =/ It's just not the phone for me. I REALLY don't want the ridiculous $10.00 data plan that they want to sade; you with for most phones but all the data-free phones don't have video.... brb
 

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So I'm in a tight spot because of that. =/ I may end up having to keep my phone which would suck but whatever. =/ I'm hoping that my env2 was just slightly water damaged or something and that a week in rice will fix it. That'd be awesome! =]
 

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I'm totally not doing this to argue or anything, just talking about it for the sake of clarity. Sorry if it feels like I'm hijacking the thread, I'll stop after this if you'd like.

You don't really have to go the whole 9 yards with the clothing and makeup bit to be vegan though. =] I think being vegan is just like being an omnivore, it's a choice. I personally feel that there shouldn't be a ton of rules to it! XD Lord knows there aren't rules for being an omnivore.
While it's true that being vegan isn't about purity, the extent of our efforts do matter. The only difference between a strict vegetarian and a vegan is clothing/cosmetics/etc. The diet of both is exactly the same, lifestyle is where it all branches out. :3
 
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