I've been a veg for a week and a half now. And despite an upset stomach last night, I've never felt better.
For all you who are thinking, VEGAN? WHAT THE HECK IS A VEGAN?!
A vegan commonly refers to a person who does not eat any animal by products of any kind. Period. No milk, no cheese, no meat.
WHY IN ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY WOULD SOMEONE DO THIS???!
Well, quite frankly, this has been a long time coming for me. I've never been a big meat eater in the first place. And over the last year or so I've come across some pretty startling research. Don't worry I'm not going to try to convert you. This is my journey, you can look up the info for yourself if you feel so led. I will just say this, buy organic and if possible, from a local butcher who does the dirty work himself. AND FOR THE LOVE OF BESSIE, AVOID FACTORY FARM PRODUCTS LIKE THE PLAGUE!
Ok, so now you know this, you should also know that I'm human. Not perfect. And I didn't sign my meat eating rights away and join some strange religion or cult. So if you see me eating sushi, or animal products, don't hate. This is a process. But I've been vegan for almost 2 weeks and honestly don't feel like I'm missing anything or craving non-vegan stuff. I'll keep you abreast of my food discoveries.
EBAY IS A PAIN!
For those of you who found my blog via ebay. I will no longer be selling on Ebay. It should be known as FEE-bay. Talk about double dipping!
Let's charge you for listing something. Then, we'll charge you for "extra" stuff in your listings. And hey, wait a minute, your listing actually SOLD? Well, we want a piece of that too. Whoa Nellie! You used PayPal... We own that and we'll gladly take a nice chunk of that. What's that you say? They paid with a direct transfer from their PayPal account to yours? No, that USED to be free. But we got wise to that, yes, well, we're taking an extra piece of that pie too.
If you know me, then you know I rebel. I can't help it. Blame my parents. They raised strong women who won't be caged in. So let me enlighten you to wonders of ETSY!
Since watching the AMAZING documentary called The Corporation, I've rebelled against corporate america. I try to buy things that are crafted by people. For example, My son's shoes are hand made in Minnesota by Bambino's. A stay at home mom who makes the most beautiful shoes EVER.
See. I TOLD you. Don't you wish your little bambino had turtle toes too?Etsy is wonderful. You pay 20 cents to list and sell an item. Period. No funny business. No catch.
I will still be using PayPal. It's just too darn easy and universally accessible.
Ok, now on to my FAVOURITE THINGS and BeachMama's latest happenings...
Fav thing #1
Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal.
Yum crunch and wild blueberries. Need i say more?!?!
Fav thing #2
MY ELECTRIC BLANKET
I am a cold weather wimp. I admit it. I loathe winter weather. My dear husband, Moon Doggie, in his infinite wisdom got me an electric blanket for Christmas. Oh how i love to snuggle up in bed with the blanket on HIGH!
Fav thing #3
THE MOVIE: ONCE
If you love british movies, and even if you don't, you'll love this one. The write up on the box makes it seem like a Music & Lyrics movie, (which I also love) but this is NOTHING like Music and Lyrics. trust me. Watch this movie and you'll be hooked. The music is awesome.
Now to answer some of your questions from my fan mail!!!
1. What is the last book you read?
Technically, it was Junie B Jones and Meanie Jim's Birthday.
But MY last book was Skinny Bitch and Jerome Bettis' biograhy "The Bus: My Life in and Out of the Helmet"
2. What was the last movie you saw?
I can't remember the last movie I saw in a theatre. But we watched Balls of Fury last night. Not my fav movie. The night before we watched Operation Dumbo Drop. Pretty good.
3. What song are you listening to a lot these days?
Hmmmm.... I guess technically it is John Denver's Annie's Song. I'm singing it at my sister's wedding next weekend, and I've been practicing b/c my voice has been really scratchy and messed up for like a month. I just hope I don't croak it out and ruin the ceremony.
Ok ciao for now my little conch shell lovlies!