humans as your favourite meal
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 05:04 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn CarniesI have been thinking about this topic for a few day after someone on the Vegan Freak Forums pointed out Hufu... the description freaks me out let alone putting it into my mouth. Who in the hell did they ask to do the tests?! Their friendly, local cannibal?
Then we have on the other hand some come-uppance about humans as meals. Pas mal!
snakes that don't eat their friends...
Sunday, January 22, 2006, 06:33 PM - General, Relationships, Vegan/VegetarianFound this on EuroVegans, who in turn found it on Yahoo News, it's the best!
TOKYO - Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one's a 3.5-inch dwarf hamster; the other is a four-foot rat snake. Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster — whose name means "meal" in Japanese — to Aochan as a tasty morsel in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice.
But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since.
"I've never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back," Yamamoto said.
Aochan, a 2-year-old male Japanese rat snake, eventually developed an appetite for frozen rodents but has so far shown no signs of gobbling up Gohan — despite her name.
"We named her Gohan as a joke," Yamamoto chuckled. "But I don't think there's any danger. Aochan seems to enjoy Gohan's company very much."
The Tokyo zoo also keeps a range of mostly livestock animals, and promotes "cross-breed interaction," according to Yamamoto.
But Gohan and Aochan's case was "was a complete accident," Yamamoto said.
I just had the best massage from my mother-in-law. She was supposed to massage my man, but he is too big for her to deal with at the moment, as she will have an operation on her shoulder this week. She claimed she could fix my crazy aching arms, and crappy stressed neck pain. She has. She is also the best today.
Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 08:04 PM - General, Work (The Man), Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, Illustration Friday, English, FrenchI feel the need to write, how's that!
I haven't felt the need to impart any information for days.
Had one of the most revolting NYEs ever. Man was sick, he lay in bed all weekend, I watched The Young Ones (Series 1), in its entirety... went to bed at about 10:30pm, perhaps not that early, but pretty close.
Didn't do an illustration for Illustration friday until now : Not finished, but here is the basic, non-coloured version. The topic was "Flavour".
Damn students didn't turn up for their lessons again today: really boring sometimes... I listened to a few worthwhile podcasts, so it wasn't time completely wasted. Had The Vegan Freaks to listen to today after a good week and a half, I was laughing out loud on the tramway here, which was pretty embarassing, but I don't really care. Better to laugh than not to at the moment.
They had an interview with the guy who runs Herbivore Magazine, and they were talking about a "lime green thong" which reminded me of when I was 21, we bought (as the joke "now your 21 present") a lime green, fluorescent, polyester thong, that was given to everyone of my friends... then it disappeared, perhaps someone gave it to him? Actually I know who kept it, and it didn't really surprise me.
The othe podcast was from The Creative Cow. It was podcast #11, and the main interview was with KINO, he was a really interesting person to listen to and he had some new interesting ideas about keeping your mind creative: the one I liked the most was a simple mind game (he referenced Kipling's "Kym" as where he got the idea from):
You ask someone to set out some objects on a table, at least 10, and you look at them and try to remember everything about them. (I can understand the idea that you don't remember much the first time, as this has been proven to me whilst playing Chinese Whispers in French, I honestly am really bad at it), but if you try really hard you get really good at it. After looking out of the window all afternoon at said "where students don't come to lessons" company, I would expect every detail of the scene outside would be burnt into my memory, but I could bet that is not true.
Friday, December 30, 2005, 11:05 AM - Relationships, Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design
Yesterday my husband sent me this link about procrastination, I know it was a bit of a dig... but I'll let it pass. (True, I did spend two hours the other day on the vegan freak forums talking to people, but it was a rare occasion, maybe). I did get up in the middle of the night and ended up talking to people in the chatroom for a bit, had a horrid sleep with my mother ringing every few hours to tell me how my step-father was doing, and that they were going to operate on him soon etc etc.
So speaking of that topic which I supposedly frequently participate, I did spend nearly all day on the glossary, and feel, apart from two appendixes that need to be added, that, I am at the point of printing it out and cross-checking it. I was trying to do it on screen last night, 60 A4 pages of info scrolling back and forth, very frustrating. So, I shall soon, perhaps, have it out of my system.
I am a little loathe to speak about this, but it annoyed me; so here goes:
So, for months, I was told I was going to be in a feature about Australian Designers in an Asian (Hong Kong) magazine called IdN. It was pushed out and pushed out, and finally I received the magazine with said article in it yesterday, and I wasn't in it!! 15 Designers out of the list of 20. So there are 4 others, like me, wondering why, no doubt.
I have a theory...
I'm not cool enough.
So I have concluded my work was excluded because I wasn't cool enough for their publication. I really like their magazine normally, and good on the people that managed to get in, but, man, how grumpy am I about it?! Now I really feel like I am worth NOTHING...
That's my rant.
It has made me want to work harder.
milk and scary facts
Friday, November 11, 2005, 05:05 AM - Vegan/VegetarianI was pointed towards this article while listening to the vegan freak podcast, propoganda still exists, just in a different form. Don't get me started on mass milk production.