Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Sadie just loves Halloween. I think you can tell that in this picture.
Happy Halloween!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vegan Rant

Let's get it out in the open, shall we? I'm vegan.

The amazing thing about that statement is the uneasiness that it produces in the people around me. This is simply amazing to me. I'm pretty sure that I could say "I'm a serial killer" and produce much less shock to those around me. I don't get it.

For years, 90% of my caloric intake was from soda pop and white rice. Now, when I choose to eat an entirely plant-based diet, you people think I'm weird? Now? You think you need to fix me now?

I really don't care to hear one more uneducated opinion on how much protein I need to eat in order to stay healthy. Do you people know anything about the food that you eat? (per calorie, cooked spinach has more than twice as much protein as a cheeseburger) Are you pretty sure that Shape magazine knows how much protein you need to be healthy?

Let's stop and think about what we say to each other, especially regarding things we know little to nothing about. The deal is this: I won't try to fix you when I see you eating what I believe to be unhealthy things, be it cow's milk or candy bars. In return, you keep quiet about what you think of me when I choose not to eat things made from animals. Deal?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Path Making

3/4 ton of rip-rap (the large rock at the edges), 3/4 ton clay-gravel, 3 Saturdays shoveling and cutting out dead prickly pear and the path is complete. Cheapest home-improvement project yet. ~$50 for all the rock.