Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happy 2008

Happy New Year! Yeah, it’s January 9, but I’m a little behind on everything.

My big announcement for the year is that I’m no-kidding-really vegan now, or at least trying really hard! It’s something I feel I’ve been working up to for a while, I just had to stop pretending that I’m kinda sorta a little ok with a little animal exploitation now and then, because I’m really not. I watched Earthlings on Google video yesterday. It was not an easy thing to watch, but now I am surer than ever that I really need to do this for my own peace of mind as much as for the animals and the well being of the planet. So far so good, I feel awesome about the decision. :)

The Wisconsin primary is coming up in 2/19 so I’ve been doing a little research. I knew I liked Kucinich, but the more I read the more I love him. Check out this abolitionist-online interview. Plus his wife Elizabeth is awesome too, check out her amazing accomplishments.

I should probably update on more stuff, and I have pictures to post, but I’m not in much of a bloggy mood lately. Maybe over the weekend.

13 Comments:

Blogger Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Congratulations on your vegan commitment! I know what you mean about working up to it! I should go watch Earthlings - thanks for the link. All the best to you in 2008!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you went vegan for good! Earthlings is a pretty good kick in the ass for that, for sure!

3:46 AM  
Blogger tabitha jane said...

well done you! i might head the vegan route someday . . . right now it is just really hard to even be a vegetarian in new england . . . but this woman i just met might be a good resource for me for making that lifestyle a bit easier.

plus i LOVE mozzerella.


crap.

7:00 PM  
Blogger urban vegan said...

Congrats on your veganism--and happy 08 to you, too!

5:32 AM  
Blogger Glitter said...

What about beer? Is that Vegan (I'm woefully stupid when it comes to this)...

Bloggy is perhaps the best word!! : )

6:11 AM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement everyone. It really doesn't feel too different from what I was doing before, therefore not that hard. I was already eating vegan most of the time, now I'm just cutting the crap and not making exceptions. I'm also trying to buy animal product free/no animal testing products and trying to avoid bee products as well. I love the TJ's nourish spa shampoo and conditioner, it does nice things for my hair. :)

Tabs – I hear ya, sometimes the world is just not set up for veg heads. But keep at it, there are ways to make it work!

glitter - There are many vegan beers (thank the powers that be!) but most vegans do avoid beer clarified using isinglass (ew, fish guts!) or those containing honey.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Carrie™ said...

Happy New Year to you too!! Congrats on taking the final leap. Blog when you can. It's a lot of work to keep it up. We're all still creeping around, checking on each other.
You on Facebook?

9:28 AM  
Blogger ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Happy, happy 2008! And congrats on your resolution :o).

8:21 AM  
Blogger Melody Polakow said...

Congratulations on the veganism!! I hope this year treats you very well.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shan, Congrats on the veganism! More power to ya!
FYI Kucinich dropped out so time to pick a new horse. He dropped after Iowa. I would be interested in reading who your new pick is. For me I haven't totally decided yet - probably Edwards though....though maybe Clinton....we shall see. It's really anyone's race. I LOVE it!!!
Hope all is well - Costa Rica sends you Pura Vida wishes xoxo TBone.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

RIP Kucinich campaign :(

Obama/Oprah... Oprama 2008! j/k :)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

kucinich is awesome but this country wno't be ready for that much intelligence.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Jennyd550 said...

Hello my name is Jennifer DeMain and I recently read a post by you about two beagles named Tarlee and Skilly. They were my beagles until about a year ago. I was out one day and when I came back they were gone. My mom gave them away. We had them for six years and I love them very much. If you have any information about the adopters or any information at all please let me know. I am so glad to hear that they are together again thats all I ever wanted. I think about them every day and would love to be able to see them and at least say goodbye.

thanks
Jenny D

12:53 PM  

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