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Old 07-22-2007, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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If you can't buy it at the local farmer market, go for the frozen. I had better luck with the frozen stuff than trying to cut out all the soft spots and fuzzy parts on the sad looking bell peppers and such. Even in Anchorage most produce is on its last legs by the time it hits your fridge. As far as bananas go, they're the same everywhere unless you live in the tropics. They're rock-hard and green until they're ripened by the presence of ethylene gas (both naturally and artificially it works the same way).

Now fish, on the other hand... whole 'nother story there.

IMHO, pretty much every true vegan I've personally met was a cranky, miserable, washed-out, pale imitation of a human being with a perennially sour look of "better-than-thou" surgically installed on their frowning mugs. I'm sure that as with every "rule" there's bound to be exceptions, but... I've yet to meet one myself.

It would take a truely masochistic individual to try to lead a vegan lifestyle above the 60th parallel.
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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IMHO, pretty much every true vegan I've personally met was a cranky, miserable, washed-out, pale imitation of a human being with a perennially sour look of "better-than-thou" surgically installed on their frowning mugs. I'm sure that as with every "rule" there's bound to be exceptions, but... I've yet to meet one myself.
What in the world could possibly have been accomplished by you saying that?
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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Good points, rotor. I'm not much of a red meat eater myself but, I don't think the vegan lifestyle is a healthy one---as biological beings, we just aren't wired that way, and up here it can be hard enough to stay healthy if you depend soley on the grocery stores...unless maybe you live in Anchorage.
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Being a true vegan can get spendy up here. There are times (winter) where fresh veggies can cost as much as steak.
And in the winter I kinda believe your health would suffer. You will burn many more calories in the winter (the cold) than in the summer.
I think a true vegan would stay hungry 24 hrs a day.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Default Go easy on rotor....

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What in the world could possibly have been accomplished by you saying that?
I don't think Rotor meant any real malice by his statement. He's been here a while and you have to remember his posting history.
I think he's just a former Alaskan who is burned out on "lower 48 urban life" and he's needing to come home.
Rotor...I'll leave the light on for 'ya.....
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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He might be lacking in fresh meat!
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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I don't think Rotor meant any real malice by his statement. He's been here a while and you have to remember his posting history.
I think he's just a former Alaskan who is burned out on "lower 48 urban life" and he's needing to come home.
Rotor...I'll leave the light on for 'ya.....
You're probably right, but I couldn't help being a little offended...

p.s. isn't it just the most absolutely gorgeous day ever? What is it with Sundays lately?!
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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It's sprinkling in Sterling. But after yesterdays blazing hot sun...it's very nice and cool here today. Yes it's a good Sunday.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Haha. Actually I was talking to Danny. For the last three or so weeks it has rained basically 24/7 except every Sunday the sun pops out, the temperature rises, and everyone crawls out of their holes, looks up, and sneezes. Weird, but true.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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yea, the last few Sunday's have been incredible. Enjoy it while we can...
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