The Weekend Send-Off

October 14th, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback

Hellooooo weekend! Oi.

Okay first! Waits is obsessed with pumpkins/gourds. All over the neighborhood on our walks, he’s pointing and hollering “pum-ha! pum-ha!”. It is so sweet. So I bought him a bunch to play with. Cute, no?

And also! I just want to say (again) that I’m waaaay behind on my responses, and I’m sorry. I have over 300 comments/emails in my inbox. NO JOKE! The dead computer really set me back, plus it’s MoFo so I’m posting every. single. day. whereas before I would use the “off days” to catch up on comments. So anyways, I’m NOT ignoring you guys! I’m just really really having trouble finding the time to reply. But I’ll get there . . . eventually!


And now, Le Love List, which is a bit different this week . . .

1. and only 1.

It’s VeganMoFo HUMP DAY! – half way through VeganMoFo.

So . . . longtime readers know how much I love Leslie Hall. She first made my Love List with this video the week that I discovered her, and then she made it again when I found out that SHE HAD GONE VEGAN!

And now, as a proud vegan, Leslie wanted to participate in MoFo and commemorate its Hump Day, by . . .

. . . releasing a brand new song!    A VEGAN SONG!    Clicky to Listen!

The Lyrics:

I eat the finest cuisines, in the finest of places / Stuff my mouth full and always say thank you / But if it’s raised in a cage, and it can’t even move, if it’s hormone filled and in a bad mood / I’m gonna pass on that / Reach for something better / The only milk I’ll drink comes from the nipple of a soy bean / Veggies make you live forever, and they seem to taste much better / When they’re cooked and grown with love, so give a chef who knows what’s up a hug / Momma just can’t seem to get it, Papa he just rolls his eyes / When I tell them I’m much healthier, they just say that it’s all lies / But beans, nuts, fruits and veggies can really fill the belly / Get you vitamins you need, shiny hair and extra speed / Don’t take that meat-wich any further, I want a marinated, deep fried, hand-tied mushroom burger / I like it! / We gotta stand strong for our feathered, furry, sometimes scaly animal friends and their little babies / ‘Cuz I wouldn’t want to live in a cage in a dark warehouse killed at an early age / Pumped full of hormones, sleeping in my feces / Never met my mother, raised by machines / Never get sunshine never get green, but that’s just me / [That girl loves fruit leather!] / So ask us what we’re eating, delicious and repeating / Fruits and veggies are so nice, with a slice of tempeh, yes, I’ll have that twice / Don’t forget the legumes!

Obviously, I have nothing left to love that even comes close to that bag of awesome. LESLIE YOU ARE AMAZING!

Want more Leslie? Go here! Go here!


Alright guys, now what about you? What’s ONE AMAZING THING you’re loving this week!?

My darlings, this happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend until tomorrow because it’s MoFo time y’all, and I’m still POSTING EVERY DAY! However . . . 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!

Have a fabulous weekend, friends!

  • Ali Seiter

    My loves for the week are two culinary epiphanies I recently realized:
    1.) Half of a wh0le-roasted sweet potato spread with tahini makes the PERFECT snack.
    2.) Chopping up a large handful of cilantro turns an ordinary salad extraordinary by offering a kick of brightness. Num num!

  • chelsea

    One amazing thing I am loving this week? Man, it is so hard to choose!
    Right now I am loving tempeh crumbled into my pasta sauce. Mmm! But an hour ago I was totally loving riding my newly fixed bicycle in the pouring rain. Tomorrow I will love sleeping in. The little things, you know?

  • Kate

    1. Go fuck yourselves people who have been getting in my way! I’ma do it by MYSELF!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    RIGHT ON! =D

  • Anonymous

    My one thing:

    Seeing the incredible community-building at the Occupy Berkeley (just a few blocks from our house!) Participating in shared struggle to make the world a better place is totally rad :)

  • Laura Agar Wilson

    Mmm, I’ve had a pretty tough week – my husband got laid off from work :-( but I think my one fave has to be how we have been able to keep it together, we even went out for a little coffee date yesterday as a treat to ourselves, so that, and er, the lots of kale that came in my veg box!

  • Melisa

    I REALLY feel for you, Laura. My husband lost his job suddenly and unexpectedly in 2008, when my daughter was 6 months old. I can still that remember that first, sleepless night when we both tossed and turned and WORRIED. But these last few years of struggling together have made us closer as a couple (and more creative and resilient and money-wise) and now, when I’m having a terrible day or am really stressed, I just think, ‘If I could make it through the day we lost our income and our insurance in a matter of moments, I can make it through anything.’

  • Jenny

    One amazing thing I’m loving this week is your blog! I just found it (forget what through) and I can’t wait to read more! My girlfriend thinks it’s pretty amazing, too, but that’s because she has a major jones for Leslie. :)

  • Moira

    Loving that wedding in Lima and the crazy biking/hiking/trekking adventure with my parents in Cusco. My parents are AMAZING. Although I came back to the States this week with a terrible cold and final exams to boot (still not done), I’m loving that I’m handling such potential stress MUCH better than I have in the past.

    I’m also loving that my little cousin is with us in DC this weekend! And beautiful fall weather. YAY!

  • erosan

    Oh! we are only doing a 1 point list this week? Ok here is mine:

    1) I was crazy enough to enroll on a 15k. And crazy enough to finish. Thats right people. I am now officially a 15 km racer. Nothing will stop me now from running that half marathon by the end of the year. Oh I’m feeling powerful (and a bit sore if I must admit it).

  • Laura Agar Wilson

    Thanks Melisa, I’m really trying to turn the negative into a positive – I’m looking at the need to cut costs as a little challenge and I’m looking forward to having a creative and crafty Christmas! So glad that it made you a closer couple, I can only imagine how tough it must have been with a baby in the equation too!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Yum and yummmmm!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Not being able to decide on only one thing is definitely a good problem to have. =)

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Yes! I drove by the Occupy Portland camp this weekend and totally teared up.

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Laura I’m so sorry to hear that. I know how difficult and demoralizing and scary it can be. But good for you guys for coming together in tough times. I think Melisa’s comment is really right on. I’ll be thinking of you!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Aw, thank you!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Wow, sounds amazing! The weeks after a vacation are always so much better and more relaxed. Just have to figure out how to make that last!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Go erosan! That’s so awesome man, I can’t wait to able to say the same thing. =)

  • erosan

    Oh! pick up sleeping in! that one is awesome!

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