The Friday Feedback Forum

December 25th, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback

My auntie made us get this picture taken and I was all, “bitch bitch, grinch grinch, scrooooge” until I saw it, at which point I cooed, “Awwwwwww!”

Le Love List:
1. Waits sleeping through an entire flight from just after takeoff and right on through landing. Yes please!
2. vegan gingerbread truffles
3. Getting bit by the Christmas Bug and fully embracing it. Today I wore green stripey long socks with red flats like a damn elf, HA! LOVE IT!

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. I’m going to try my hardest to post next week but I’m away from home and all up in the family fun times, so I may have to catch up with you all after the new year. Regardless, have a wonderful holiday week!!!

  • Rebecca

    So cute! Question: Why so against a Santa photo?? (I even had my dog get a pet santa photo! ha ha)

  • Tenise Rae

    Nnnoooo….broken link!! :(

  • Tenise Rae

    Sorry…not link…image, broken image. It appears broken on the site; however, when I click on the icon the pic pops up in a different tab. Super cute! :D

  • Lenn

    Very cute!

    Look on the bright side, at least he wasn’t afraid…Most kids I’ve seen wig out on their first Santa session! lol

  • erosan

    Great news everyone! my baby Damian Alexander was born on Dec.20, 3.280kg, 50 cm. I am HAPPY beyond belief!

    Love list, of course:
    1. My girl
    2. My baby
    3. Having both of them in my life.

    Question, is it me of the FFF is going up on saturdays now?

  • Heather (Perspective Is Everything)

    So much to love-even in the face of adversity.
    2-when my daughter comes and gives me a kiss for “no” reason.
    3-the fact that it’s not 10 degrees outside right now! i miss Wisconsin, but not that dang winter weather!

  • Sayward

    EROSAN!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Oh my goodness, he is so darling and I am SO happy for you. I’m just so overjoyed and tearing up, what a wonderful message to find on Christmas morning. And so great that everything went well . . . and also, great name! ;-D

    Lots of love to you and your family. Merry Christmas!

    @ Rebecca – I must admit, I spent most of my twenties in firm opposition of all things Christmas. But in the last few years I’ve really softened up and changed my perspective (on so many things). I guess there’s still some residual hesitancy. I’m getting over it! =D

    @ Tenise Rae – Strange, I think I can fix that though.

    @ Len – True, he was a champ!

    @ Heather – Yay love list! And yes, unsolicited kisses are the best. <3

  • Sayward

    Okay, should be fixed!

  • TeanyTinyStar

    Merry Christmas :)

  • kate in sb

    Omg. Cuteness.

  • Tenise Rae

    Yup! Fixed! Nice!!! :D

  • Alyssa

    Oh my goodness, that’s great he slept through the flight. Sweet, laid back little bruddah man!

    Okay so I told you before about my boyfriend’s mom and how she thinks I’m her food soulmate except for the whole not eating meat thing. She bought me Real Food, as I had expected, and I didn’t even get through the first few pages without having so many complaints! SO much of that information is completely false… her “science” behind why animal foods are “far superior”! She just says whatever she wants, no citations at all! She bashes vegetable nutrients after saying how she always ate vegetables as a child and talks about how high LDL isn’t bad for you but then talks about why animal foods are good because they don’t have high LDL, just that they have a lot of cholesterol! She gets ridiculously specific when it proves her point, like why vegetable proteins are bad, even if they’re complete (which why should that matter as long as you’re getting all of them at some point) because they don’t have enough of some amino acids. Then she’s really broad when she talks about milk and how its good for us to drink because it has all three macronutrients, which the body is designed to digest. It is just shocking to me that people can read that and believe everything she says because she’s using terminology that they have no clue about! If I wasn’t studying nursing or hadn’t taken the few nutrition courses I have I would probably have no clue!
    Oh my goodness its seriously killing me, the whole time I just wanted to come on here and say all of this to you! Its kind of weird I wanted to talk to you about it but I love love love what you had to say back to me last time! Now I totally understand what you were saying about their science not matching up. I didn’t see it as much in Sally Fallon’s book because its all dispersed between recipes. But it kills me now, because I agree with all of her points about industrial vs. traditional food production methods, but I don’t even know if I can believe some of the stuff she’s saying about that now that I spent most of the first three chapters knowing that so much of her bashing veg*n diet it is just so incorrect!

    Sorry for that rant but now I just have to figure out how to convince his mom otherwise. I’m pretty sure she just doesn’t want me feeding her son vegan meals, but honestly I just want her to know that all of that isn’t completely true.

    Also I was given Just Food and have to get cracking on that too!

    I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  • Ms. Polkadot

    HI! Just wanted to introduce myself here. I’m a working Austin TX gal going back to school, wifey, dog owner, and about halfway complete with getting everything in my house “green”. I’ve really enjoyed reading all the comments and tips and thought I should join in!

    Love List:
    1. sleeping in today
    2. making homemade granola this week
    3. seeing my dog shake his butt in the cold

  • Farmingtheburbs

    1. Skype, for allowing my east coast family to watch my kiddos open gifts this morning.
    2. Great stew in the slow cooker for dinner made the evening much easier and cleaner
    3. Beautiful weather with a great Christmas day walk with my boys, hubby and pooches.

  • Natasja

    Hi! Happy holidays to everyone :)
    * I love everything.

    Sayward! I have some ideas! What about how to make the HEALTHY transition to a vegetarian diet? Maybe like a Beginners Guide to Vegetarianism/Vegan!
    Because for a couple of years I was extremely anaemic & lethargic, but put on weight trying to eat enough food for me to feel energetic!
    I really want to go back to a healthy, plant based diet and I am trying … I still eat red meat sometimes trying to get what my body needs, yet I am still anaemic and have to take supplements. I feel like I don’t know enough about nutrition, etc. to do it properly.

    Also, my boyfriend is a bonafide carnivore, and junk food addict as well – how do I cook delicious food when he generally avoids vegetables even WITH meat?!
    I am trying to convert him as he’ll need all pistons firing next year to try & get into Uni – a paramedics course (medical & physical tests required!)
    PLEASE help me to help him so he can (eventually) help others!

    Ps: you are awesome.
    Messy Christmas!

  • Catnip

    Eggless-nog French toast
    Homemade butternut squash tamales
    Vegan churros

  • Pat

    congratz erosan!! oh he is so cute!
    and so is little waits on that pic up there!

  • Monika {windycityvegan}

    @erosan: Congrats!!

    1 – Job security. I have been busy beyond belief at work and I feel as though I’ve let everyone down lately – I’ve canceled/no-showed social engagements, I’m behind on not-work-related writing assignments, late nights at the office have disappointed my daughter, and I have about a zillion unanswered e-mails. BUT, I have a job, a job that I love (most of the time), a modest but steady income that’s just enough to allow for my husband to be a stay-at-home-parent, and when I’m in law school I’m sure I’ll look back fondly at my current work load.

    2 – Going for a run on freshly fallen snow!

    3 – leg warmers

  • Kelly H.

    1) That my bf survived a horrible bout of “Idiopathic Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonitis!”
    2) My health!
    3) My new Vitamix and gorgeous coat!

  • Sayward

    @ Alyssa – Gah, that’s so frustrating! But it’s so true, people hear what the want to hear ESPECIALLY when it comes to food. And that camp is so good at painting a pretty picture – I’m not surprised your mil got sucked in. But good for you for seeing right through the bullshit! I just listened to an interview with her and was squawking over the half-truths and misrepresentations. Grr . . . oh well. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Just Food!

    @ Ms Polkadot – Hello! Welcome! =D

    @ Natasja – Suggestions duly noted! In the meantime I can’t speak highly enough of Becoming Vegan by Davis and Melina. STELLAR nutritional info in there, I bet you’d find it super helpful. Also, my goodness get that boy some veggies! How about something like a thick stew or a pot pie or something equally as hearty that you can sneak some potatoes, peas, and carrots into? Luck!


    Love to everyone, hope you all had a wonderful and LOW-STRESS holiday season!