July 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm (Animal Rights, Quotes)
Tags: Animal Rights, Pythagoras, Quotes
“As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.”
–Pythagoras, the “father of numbers”, a famous ancient Greek mathematician, c. 580 BC-c. 500 BC–
How horrifying is it that these views have been around and even conveyed by such great minds as Pythagoras and essentially very LITTLE has been done in terms of animal rights in 2500 years?? I really wonder how much the human population has really “advanced”.
July 29, 2008 at 11:30 pm (Quotes)
Tags: Albert Einstein, Quotes
“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”
–Albert Einstein, the genius himself–
July 28, 2008 at 3:31 am (Quotes)
Tags: Charles Darwin, Quotes
See! I came through with a new quote! A profound and historical quote….it is all in a day’s work.
“The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.”
–Charles Darwin, my hero! (well not really, but I really value his work)–
July 28, 2008 at 3:26 am (Quotes, Random, Recipes)
Tags: Apologies, Brillante Award, Ceramics, Hoax, Quotes, Recipes, Veganism
Hi everyone! First off it appears that I have some apologizing to do. Some who know me best might just claim apologizing is a difficult thing for me to do….and a very rare thing for me to do. You see, I’m almost never wrong, hello! Well that aside, I must apologize for the annoyance and/or disgruntlement that I have potentially caused with the posting of the “Brillante Award“. According to others, this award is in fact a fake and was originally intended to be a chain letter of sorts. The information regarding the hoax can be seen here.
Personally, my brain never quite wrapped around the idea of an award being passed along, especially not with the odd number of 7 nominees being required. But, I thought it was awesome to be thought so highly of by a dear fellow blogger (Innocent Primate) and that was what mattered most to me. Sure it was difficult for me to choose 7 people to nominate, but I chose them carefully. I felt that nominating these individual blogs was my personal endorsement of that blog, and I was not going to take that half heartily! I understand that some individuals have become upset by this “hoax” but I truly hold no ill-will towards it. I see this whole situation as merely opening up my eyes to many many different blogs that I did not even know existed! Hopefully, whether the chain letter award upset you or not, you have discovered a new blog or two to read. Afterall, there truly was no harm done, at least not in the vegan blog world (I cannot account for other blog “worlds”) other than everyone’s expansion of reading material–how hurtful could that be?? Well if you dislike reading, recipes, blogs or veganism I’m sure it would be just downright awful. But serves you right for not liking those things! Jeez!
On for further apologies! *sigh* This is painful…oh so painful! Turns out that my idea of saving numerous quotes for wordpress to automatically post at a time I specified did not work. Perhaps it is my lack of the inner workings of the wordpress gods but the multiple quotes all raring to go for everyone have yet to see “daylight”. I’m working on what the problem is and will hopefully be posting a brand spankin’ new quote right after this apology session. Yes, I’m calling this an apology session now….I’ll take it as some much needed therapy and move on! Never to apologize again! Maybe….
Why no new posts? It was the weekend afterall! How busy could one be? Slacker! Say what you will, but I was either busy, avoiding being home due to obnoxious/loud neighbors or just plain tired from the heat! But hopefully I will be bringing many new recipes, photos, ideas etc etc to you soon. The posts will include such goodies as: Watermelon Sorbet review, Double-Chocolate Ice cream review, Agave Mustard Tofu, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Homemade Ice Cream…..oh I have you drooling now!! Many more ideas wandering around in my head as well….we perhaps shall learn of them together Oh and I will FINALLY do my About page at some point as well!
I cannot wait to share with everyone my boyfriend and I’s ceramic fun we had over the weekend! We went to a paint your own ceramics place here in Denver and had a blast! We are currently waiting for the items to be fired by the store but next weekend we will have such goodies as: dog treat canister, multiple hot plates and a serving bowl for football parties (its a football!). I will have photos galore during the weekend for these pieces of art but I did want to share the adorable concept my boyfriend came up with! He decided to make a hot plate for me and he put a cow on it (adorable!). He then proceeded to write Besse (the cow apparently lol) *heart* (surrounding the cow) Vegans! Freakin’ adorable! Can’t wait to show you! I also painted a hot place on which I drew a rooster, pig, dog and a cat. I then proceeded to put my own quote: “So similar yet treated so differently. Why?” I would have made it more profound but I only had so much room! We then went paddle boating sunday afternoon, so my weekend was jam packed!
Again…I’m SORRY SORRY SORRY. Hey, take the sorrys while you can get them I say
P.S. I find it is almost worth it to bring myself to apologize just so I could use that adorable little “sorry puppy”!!!
July 18, 2008 at 7:11 pm (Quotes, Random, Uncategorized)
Tags: Clint Eastwood, Conversion, Dirty Harry, Man With No Name, Quotes, Sexism, Veganism
I have found that males in general are the hardest to convince to convert to or accept a vegan diet. Do not get me wrong, I know there are many vegans that are male and I in fact know a few. But, when you first tell people you are vegan, who are the people to react the strongest? Males, generally. It probably has something to do with their provider vs nurturer upbringing, or their hunter vs gatherer mentality. Whether we like to admit it or not in today’s day and age, underneath it all most people still have hunter vs gatherer mentalities. Who here has not met a man who thought women should not work? Who has not met a woman who expects her man to bring home the bacon (preferably faux!). I personally do not agree with the separation of sexes; men are the “strong” ones and women are the “sensitive” ones. I think this is a little old fashioned, and surprisingly it even stretches to our dinner plate.
Men love their grills…covered in dead carcases of one creature or the next. The idea of having a tempeh burger on the grill not only perplexes them but horrifies them. How does one convert a man such as this? Vegan inspiration is what they need. Simply telling them the horrors of slaughterhouses may not be enough. Chicks getting their beaks cut off may not do it either….but what if Dirty Harry or the Man With No Name were to be VEGAN? Yes, in fact, CLINT EASTWOOD is VEGAN! *gasp* Not possible? Possible! What man has not quoted Dirty Harry or proclaimed the awesomeness of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly?? Sure, there will be those that swear off Clint for life for the atrocity that is veganism, but perhaps some guys (even yours) will think “hey, Eastwood can do it, so can I”. Afterall, technically he would then have a true comparison between himself and Dirty Harry. So if moral reasoning doesn’t work, try the Eastwood reasoning. Think you might get lucky and convert your guy? Well, do you? “Do you feel lucky? Do you punk?”
“I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit, vegetables, tofu, and other soy products.”
July 11, 2008 at 2:57 am (Quotes)
Tags: Plutarch, Quotes, Veganism, Vegetarianism
This is a quote that a friend of mine uses as her email signature. I think it is just a truly beautiful quote that shows much depth! Enjoy!
“But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.”
July 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm (Animals, Quotes)
Tags: Animal Rights, Animals, Quotes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vegan, Vegetarian
I have been falling behind on my Quote of the Day blogs so maybe we should rename it Quote of the Week! I am finally filling your brains with ever more quote knowledge, here is another one of my favorites:
“People only see what they are prepared to see.”
Which was written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A very fitting quote for everyday life, fits almost every situation you can think of when dealing with individuals on the “other” side of a debate. Take for instance vegetarianism. People KNOW that it is in fact a pig that was once living on their plate when they have pork or bacon, but do they ever really SEE it for what it is? Or how exactly the animal came to be on their plate? Most people do not want to think about the life that the animal may have lived, they just want to be able to eat what is on their plate. But, like many vegetarians I have heard the stories of, they come to the realization of what is TRULY on their plate, then and only then do they seek answers regarding the pig or the cow or the chicken. Its because they were PREPARED TO SEE it.
I am a great proponent of animal rights and I believe that in every effort we convey to the world that there is someone out there for the first time finally PREPARED to see why we struggle for animal rights. This is why we must always do the little things, because every little thing is not so little added up–especially if we help someone SEE. After all, people only see what they are prepared to see.
June 27, 2008 at 3:57 am (Quotes)
This has always been one of my favorite quotes. It is simple and beautiful!
“To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wildflower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.”
June 26, 2008 at 3:54 am (Quotes)
Tags: Quotes, Vegan
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”