The Friday Feedback Forum

July 2nd, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback

IMG_0393VEGAN BABIES!!! All within a few weeks in age – um, Waits is HUGE.

And now, Oi! Most Epic FFF Ever:

1) Firstly, I have to give a delighted and Heartfelt THANK YOU to Ann, who was so sweet to send Waits an awesome gift off of our registry – an organic cotton ‘fruit basket’. Ohmygod so cute! Thank you so much, he loves to shove them in his mouth (along with everything else these days), haha. The grapes are the best. =)

2) Second, I want to apologize for the light posting schedule this week. Work’s been kicking my ass. Obviously Waits and my family are my first priority, but oh how I wish the blog could be second in line! Usually it is. Sometimes though, I gotta go for the $crilla.

Maybe someday this blog and the $crilla will be one-and-the-same . . . a girl can dream, no?

3) Let Live was AWESOME! That pic up there ^ is from the conference. I’d planned to write up a post about it this week but time just didn’t allow it (see #2). So here’s the super quick re-cap:

IMG_0426Tabling in the main ballroom, tons of literature and resources.

- Babies and lectures are oil and water. I tried to see a few panels but the little dude just tried to talk along with the big kids and I had to duck out. No worries! We had tons of fun hanging out in the ballroom.

- This was as much a social event as it was an informative one. That’s one of the things I love about activist communities. The ‘big players’ and movement leaders all mingle easily with everyone else, allowing for awesome dialogue and a real sense of empowerment. No pretense. Just positivity and optimism.

- So many babies! I think there were five little ones under 6 months, which was so cool and inspiring. It was great chatting with all the vegan Mamas – including (unbeknownst to me) Kim McCoy of Sea Shepherd/Whale Wars (I thought she looked familiar!) Her son is just 10 weeks old, and damn cute I must say. Yay for vegan babies!

- For a more in-depth overview of the conference, check out this writeup from Epicurvegan, or here at Liberation BC Blog. And at the Let Live facebook page they’re posting videos of the talks!

IMG_0424Waits chillin’ with Brian of Scapegoat Tattoo (he did mine)

4) Um, this is so effing hysterical to me I just had to share. Hit’s a *little* close to home . . .

Soooooo, after all that yakking, it’s also time for comments, critiques, thoughts, support, and suggestions. What’s on your minds???

As usual, the Feedback Forum will remain here at the top of the page all weekend, so if you’ve got an idea or a question or you just want to introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’, you can stop back by any time. This is your community, so get involved and have your say!

Happy 4th of July to all you Americans! Have a fireblast-tastic weekend!


  • Rea

    Woooow. Waits is living proof that vegan babies = healthiest of all babies. My you look tall! I’m a shorty. How tall are you?

    Also, that link there made me laugh. It also made me realize that I’m still a toys ‘r us kid. Oh well, at least I still have fun.

  • Meghan

    Hahahaha, that comic is the story of my life.

  • Eve

    THANK YOU for sharing Hyperbole and a Half!! Cute pic of the vegan mamas :)

  • Laura Burris

    “Going to the motherf*cking bank like an adult” That just made my day, thank you!

  • Jay

    I just discovered Hyperbole and a Half a few days ago, and am in love – she’s SO freaking funny!

  • Sayward

    @ Rea – I’m a freakasaurus at 6’1”. M husband is 6’3” so I guess it makes sense that Waits is a big boy. =)

    @ Meghan – I totally thought of you when I read it! Perfect for your MMM, haha.

    @ Eve – You’re welcome! It’s such a funny site.

    @ Laura Burris – Haha, I loved “I will clean ALL the things!” – that’s so me.

    @ Jay – She is awesome, it’s great to see she’s so popular!

  • Melisa

    LOVE the comic! :) Random question: How do you get that ‘storage stink’ out of vintage clothing purchased at yard sales and thrift stores? Figured if anybody would know, it’s you.

  • sarah

    WOW. Hypebole… yes. That was unbelieveable. I’m glad I’m not the only one – judging from the many comments, I guess it’s an epidemic ha!

  • Laura Burris

    @Melisa I’ve recently switched to a new laundry detergent, it is usually used for cloth diapers. It is called Rockin’ Green, and if you soak your clothes in this then anything will come out of them!

  • Melisa

    Thanx, Laura!! :) Do you get it online?

  • Sayward

    @ Melisa – FRESH AIR! Especially in direct sunlight, being careful of course not to sun-bleach the item. A good dose of sunlight and fresh air is the best deodorizer, in my experience (with a good washing of course)

    @ sarah – I think it’s plaguing our generation!