Saturday, February 27, 2010

Becoming Technologically Stable

I feel like I am constantly needing to upgrade my electronic gadgets! I purchased a brand new iMac at the end of last year and it started seriously slowing down in the month. I ran out to get an external hard drive to back up all of my photography catalogs, as well as my iTunes library filled with thousands and thousands of songs. I hope my computer speeds up, it's really frustrating to have such a powerful machine slow down on me.

Last month my Blackberry decided to stop working properly. I am upgrading to the Android network and leaving Sprint, thank god. Even though I am buying a new phone I feel like I can't win, like the phone will be out dated next month. I didn't have my Blackberry for more than a year and it is already not supporting newer applications and freezing every time I get an email of a message. It's bullshit. All of these technological advancements make our gadgets old within a year.

Next year we'll probably have hands free phones that hover next to our ears. And I'll have to stop using a normal phone because they won't be supported by the networks. And the phone companies will make even more money off us. How obnoxious.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vegan Soul Food!!

Yeah, you heard me right. I'm waiting for my mac n' cheese, collard greens, red beans and rice and fried tofu, and it smells amazing in here. I'm at Souley Vegan on Broadway and my mouth is watering while I wait for my food. I can't wait to get home and EAT!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vegan Thai Cucumber Salad

I am in love with Thai food and have been looking for the perfect Thai recipes to satisfy my Thai food cravings. This one is especially good:

Thai Cucumber Salad
Serves 4-6

1 Large English cucumber
1 shallot, minced
2 green onions, finely sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup ground or roughly chopped dry roasted peanuts


2 Tbsp vegetarian/vegan "fish" sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp sugar

I make this a lot, I love it. I chill it for 20 minutes before I eat eat it, just to make it a little more refreshing.


My little homie is by my side as I communicate to the world from my bed. He's such a great guy. He seems to know when I'm not feeling well and never leaves my side.

Decisions, decisions.

I have been vegan since February 12th and I am loving it. I love that every time I put something in my body I feel good about what I just ate. I feel proud for not making bad food choices. I feel like I am not supporting a shitty industry. I feel better throughout the day, have more energy and far less body aches. There are more reasons than not for me to be vegan, yet I already feel like I am having to defend myself and explain my reasons to people, when there's more than one reason. Being vegan is easier than having to deal with people who challenge the idea.

My original reason behind choosing a vegan diet was to try yet another way to deter my endometriosis. I have been reading testimonials and studies for years and years that suggested living a vegan lifestyle to help combat the disease. After talking to a friend who read the book Skinny Bitch, I then read Skinny Bitch. The damn book isn't what made me change my food choices, but it did give me even more reasons not to eat the way I was eating and it helped me take the jump.

Go ahead roll your eyes, I know you are. But when you do, remember this: I don't want to hear about how you feel humans need meat and dairy, because they don't. I don't want to hear how you disagree with my reasoning. You asked me why, I told you. If you don't agree that's totally awesome, I don't need to hear it. I know I'm going to have cravings, challenges and spend twice as much on groceries, but I'm willing.

I would like to stay vegan. I understand that there are certain situations where I might ingest meat or dairy in some way. I'm not going to have a melt down and I know it won't kill me. I might wake up tomorrow and feel like I want a bowl of fro-yo. But there's nothing wrong with trying my hardest to be as healthy as I can be. I feel I deserve to feel good and healthy, since we all know it's been a struggle for me.

So get over yourself and leave my choices alone. I am not a hippy.

I took this photo in October of 2009. It's one of my favorites.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Dog is a Gangster.

Hello new blog. You excite me. You may be my 27th blog, but I have high hopes you'll be my last.

I am quite excited about this blog, which I fully intend to use for new and intelligent-sounding vocabulary words, praising my dog, eloquently ranting and raving about daily happenings, making fun of the general public, sharing vegan recipes and giving examples of the many things that amuse me.

I left my last blog. It was about my poor health and was quite depressing. The one before that was about my passionate hatred for Phil Collins. Now it's time for me to share things that make me laugh, not make me feel like pulling my hair out.

I never know what to write when I get to an "About Me" section. I consider myself interesting. Others may consider me weird. I believe it's because they live bland lives. If you consider having a wonderful, exciting, colorful, eventful, laughter filled life weird... then you are lacking something seriously important in your life.

I'm going to start my journey by introducing you to my dog. My dog is the shit. I can't explain or properly put into words how incredibly much I love this little guy. He is Bucko. He is a gangster.

I look forward to sharing ridiculous ideas and exciting aspects of my life with you.