The Weekend Send-Off

September 9th, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback

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Happy Friday! Oi Oi Oi, it’s the weeeekend! Even though it was a short week here in the states, and the days seemed to fly by, the weekend just couldn’t get here fast enough. Thank Goober It’s Friday! I actually have a ton of work to get done this weekend, but once it’s completed I can close the door and move on, and MAN that’s gonna feel good!


Do you remember a few months back, I put a call out looking for writers to contribute to a new series I’m planning, called “My Vegan City”? The idea is to feature a series of city guides, with restaurant write-ups and insider tips and veg-friendly businesses and of course, lots of pictures! So if you live in a mid-sized or bigger metropolis, and if you’d like to see your writing featured on Bonzai Aphrodite, send me an email! info AT bonzaiaphrodite DOT com. I’m trying to build up a good-sized pool of posts before I begin. Hit me up!


And now, the good stuff . . .

Le Love List

1. SHRED!    Dear o dear, I’m sore. My arms is aching, my legs is heavy, and my buns is burning! Oh yeah, and Oi, me poor abs! I’ve been doing the shred every other day this week, and I’m feeling it! And I love that.

What about you, have you been working on your mission? Feelin’ good?

2. My Food Processor.    Seriously! See, Waits spends a lot of time with me in the kitchen, and he’s at that age where he wants to do everything that the big people do. I’d given him mixing bowls and measuring spoons and ladles and salad spinners, but he was OVER IT. He wanted the big guns, and finally, in a moment of weakness, I gave in.

Well. That food processor (sans blade) became the most beloved, most prized toy in all the world. The lid clicks on and off! The feeder piece comes in and out! The plunger inside the feeder piece comes in and out! Oh boy, you’d have thought the thing was made of gold. Baby boy was in HEAVEN, “plunging” his socks or bouncy balls or anything else he could get his hands on (with sound effects of course), and “processing” it all together.

Well, long story short, a few days ago the feeder piece disappeared. Just in time for me to have a major homemade sunbutter craving hit. And you know what? I love my Vitamix with an unholy passion, but there’s a few things – like nut butters – that the ol’ food processor just does better. Sunbutter in the Vita was a major fail, and I was major sad face.

This long story has no chance of being short. ANYWAYS. This morning I found the missing piece. It was hiding inside one of my backup purses, laying at the bottom of the stairs. OH OF COURSE IT WAS!

As I write this, I’m eating raw millet cereal smothered in almond milk . . . and sunbutter. Mmmmm.

3. Vegan Comedy.    I for-reals laughed out loud at this video profiling vegan comedian Myq Kaplan, featured on Our Hen House last week. Finally, veganism is legitimate enough that we can poke all sorts of fun at ourselves!

“I’m always happy to be in front of a majority vegan audience, which happens . . . twice. Ever.”

“Because finally I can talk about RAW vegans – and what assholes they are!”

Okay, maybe it doesn’t translate well to the written word. But he’s funny, I promise! (he made it to the final five on Last Comic Standing). Check it out!

Also! Fresh flowers from my garden, and I love that I never get homegrown tomatoes because Waits eats them all right off the vine the second they’re ripe, doing underdogs on the swingset and the raucous baby laughs they bring, Gena’s raw juice pulp crackers rock my world, I hate to say it but I’m getting excited for fall fashion, speaking of which OH MY GOD the Vaute Couture lookbook is OUT OF THIS WORLD, oof I just sneezed and my abs are hurrrrting . . .


Alright guys, now it’s your turn – tell me what you’re loving this week!

My darlings, this happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, please introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!

May the Weekend Fairy bestow on you a blessed break with much love and merriment!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Aww, welcome out of the lurk!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Happy Birthday lady!

  • Meghan

    We did find out, but we’re keeping it a secret! Part of my evil plot to avoid lots of pink frilly stuff or lots of blue truck stuff. Also, it has been really fun having a secret… when I found out I was pregnant my husband and I only had the secret for a few hours before I told my mom so I dunno… it is nice having something that just the two of us know! It is going to be really a really hard secret to keep though, especially since at home we tend to refer to it with gender specific pronouns or by its name. :-) BUT, I do have names picked out, for both boy or girl. Boy: Ezra Loïc, Girl: Anya Elizabeth. Unless the baby is born on Ernie’s (from sesame street!) birthday, in which case the middle name will probably be Ernest/Ernestine. What can I say, I have an Ernie obsession. I still sleep with my Ernie doll that I have had since I was a kid, and he was the ring bearer in my wedding (ok, he was more of the ring pillow that my nephew carried, but I liked to think of Ernie as the ring bearer and my nephew as the Ernie bearer. :-P)