Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Vegan Tag, I'm It!

I was tagged earlier today by Vegan Linda. Thanks, I feel so special!

I'm supposed to share five facts about myself. Here we go:

1. I'm getting married in May to the greatest girl in the world. We're in the midst of planning our vegan wedding.

2. I've been vegan straightedge for six years now. Woohoo! I also eat almost entirely organic.

3. I've lived all over, including the DC area, southwest Virginia, Australia, and Seattle. I thought I'd want to stay in Seattle, but I don't. I can't stand the weather. I never thought I'd say this but I actually enjoyed living in DC more.

4. I can and do crack almost every joint in my body. It's a bad habit.

5. One of my favorite places in the world is in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.

I'm tagging Chocolate Covered Vegan, Happy Herbivore, Pleasantly Plump Vegan, VeggieGirl, and Vegan Noodle.

Link to your tagger and post these rules.
Share 5 facts about yourself.
Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.


Vegan_Noodle said...

That is so cool that you're planning a vegan wedding!! I just got married back in September and it was mostly vegan (my husband is an omnivore and requested a fish entree in addition to the vegan one). Can't wait to hear all about yours!
And how funny, I just posted my five things about me last night, since I was also tagged by LizzyQ :-) Does this mean I have to think of 5 more?
Oh, and I hope you do come up with a Seattle post for veg places!! My sis brought me some Mighty O's when she came home for xmas and we will definitely be making a stop (or two) there.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

this was kinda tough, but fun!
congrats on the upcoming wedding. Jared and I will be having our 3 yr wedding anniversary this May! it'd be cool to hear abut yr vegan wedding!

Billy said...


We're about to send out the invitations (eco-friendly of course).

pleasantly plump vegan said...

yeah, we have Netflix so we watched the Sopranos non-stop all the way til the end. soooo fucking good! i am still a little depressed it's really over.

Happy Herbivore! said...

I was born in Scrantn (near the Poconos - I've skiied there many a times!)

I'm sXe too!

(and an organic vegan!)

Rock out that vegan wedding!

Billy said...

Happy Herbivore,

Holy crap. What are the odds?! That's awesome that you're sxe.

I know exactly where Scranton is. I pass it each year on the way up into the mountains.

Billy said...

Pleasantly Plump,

It's great how the show makes you like and dislike characters at the same time. I love it.

Happy Herbivore! said...

birds of a feather...

I've heard of Milford but am not sure if I've actually been there.

Anonymous said...

re your comment:
I live in rural Adelaide, South Australia (The driest state in the driest country in the world. Also the murder capital. Bit of trivia for you)
My uni degree is Animal Science, a degree on how, using science, we can manage animals in domestic and agricultural situations. Its also a pre veterinary science dregree.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hehe vegan tag is fun :o).

I'll have to get working on my 5 facts.

Jennifer said...

I just found your blog through Happy Herbivore's blog. Neat!

I love these vegan tags! You get to learn neat little tid bits about other vegans!

Congrats on getting married! A vegan wedding, how fun! I'm assuming most of your family is not vegan (though wouldn't it be great...), are they open to veganism?

6 years as a vegan? Wow, you can be an inspiration to the newer vegans out there like myself (been vegetarian for a couple years, went vegan in December 2007).

I visied DC as a college graduation present, it's a fun town, and I love, love, LOVE the Metro.

Billy said...

Hi Jennifer!

It's always great to meet more vegans.

Our wedding is going to be great. All vegan and no alcohol. Most of our friends are vegan, which is great. My fiancee's Dad and his wife are vegetarian (almost vegan) and everyone else is open to it or will deal with it. :)

Yup, six years last month since I went vegan.

And, yes, the Metro is awesome in DC. One of the best transportation systems in the country. I miss that out west here.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I love you plans for your wedding. I don't drink either, and would definitely not want a bunch of people boozing up at my wedding.

You are so lucky to have vegan friends and that you're even going to have veg*n family members soon. I actually don't know any vegans, but know a few vegetarians, but I live in Missouri, cattle country, so what are you gonna do? I'm lucky that I live in a progressive college town, it could be much worse.

I missed the Metro when I came back to Columbia after our vacation. We have a decent (for the size of our town we are lucky to have it), bus system so I don't own a car and walk/take the bus everywhere.

Oh,and I love your organic emphasis, it's so important for our bodies and the planet that we reduce our use of petrochemical and natural gas agricultural products. I could go on and on.

Thanks for adding me to your blog roll as well.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yeah, my dad and I drove to Whole Foods today in my convertible :o).

The weird thing is that lately, it'll be 70 one day, then 30 and snowing the next! Who knows what tomorrow will bring!

(Of course, you won't be jealous of me come July, when it's 110 or more here!)

selina said...

Congrats on the wedding! May is a great time for a wedding!

Austrailia! I'd love to live in Austrailia. I'm sick of Indiana weather & want to move to the northwest.

Being so close to the Poconos I have never been there. Next year... hopefully for our 5 yr anniversary.

P.S. Your kitties are adorable.

Billy said...


That's awesome that you don't drink as well. I never wanted alcohol at my wedding. It's going to be really fun. Outdoors, vegan caterer, and outdoor activities.

Work on those vegetarians. You'll have some vegan friends soon. :)

That's great that you're able to walk and bus everywhere. I miss how good the public transportation was in DC. Seattle is definitely a driving city. I do run my car on biodiesel, though.

I agree with you regarding organic. I could go on forever. I wish more vegans would make the connection and start focusing on organic foods.

Billy said...

Hi Selina,

Thank you!

Australia was fun, but I actually enjoyed New Zealand even more. I lived directly across the street from the beach in Australia and swam near daily. It was wonderful. I did expect Australia to be more different than the U.S. than it is, but I still enjoyed it.

My cats are little devils but I love them.

Loretta said...

Hi Billy! I found your blog through my friend's, Vegan Linda's. Where'd you live in SW Va? I've lived there, too--Abingdon, Blacksburg, and grew up between Staunton and Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley (not technically SW, but close enough) :) My partner is from Alexandria, and we are heading to DC with our kiddos in just a few days to visit family. We'd like to end up back in the DC area if possible.

Very cool about your vegan wedding! We have a good friend who got married last summer in Virginia and had a vegan, eco-friendly wedding, too.

Billy said...


I lived in Blacksburg, as I went to Virginia Tech.

Be sure to check out my Vegan Visitor Guide to Washington, DC post for your trip to DC.