Thursday, June 07, 2007

Randomness

I don't have a lot of food to show you today... Bob works at the dining hall on campus, which means he gets two free meals a day, so I've not been much inclined to concoct anything exciting just for myself. I've been eating leftovers and repeats, and let's face it, you can only take so many pics of the same meals. Besides leftover black beans, kale, and white bean pesto with fresh veggies, I've been enjoying some delicious, frosty smoothies:


As well as some fresh, organic salads:


In addition, I have been drinking cayenne pepper tea to try and kill this sore throat that I've had for weeks now. I know cayenne is known for its ability to cure a sore throat, but it doesn't seem to be helping me a whole lot. Bleh. Any other remedies you can share with me?

In the absence of much exciting food, I wanted to share with you these fun facts about me. Kleopatra posted these on her blog and kindly requested for her fellow blogger friends to fill them out, so here you go!

1. I love...
...my Creator/Father/Redeemer... Bob... my family and friends... nature... writing... sustainable agriculture... people, cultures, languages... Disney World (yes, it's true)


2. Right now I want...
...people to care about things that are important... to go on a road trip... to see a rainforest


3. I feel like...
...hugging someone who loves me... reading a good book


4. I hate it when...
...I waste my time... I wake up with a sore throat... people are apathetic... I make a bad impression


5. I fear...
...rejection... loneliness... illness... superficiality... climate change


6. I'm lonely without...
...Bob... writing... a good book to read... my friends


7. I need...
...time to be with God... to be active... to say what I'm thinking... to write... true friends to surround me


8. Today I...
...stayed at home alone, studying and drinking tea


9. Tomorrow I'm...
...driving down to the beach and to see my family


10. I just...
...went walking and got caught in the rain


11. I want to meet...
...other veg bloggers... Al Gore ("Why aren't you a vegan, sir?")... Cloud Strife (Any FFVII fans out there?)


12. I'm hungry for...
...nothing, bleh


13. I love it when...
...Bob does special things for me... people call me... I get to cook for people... I get to tell people why I'm vegan... a book or a movie makes me cry


14. I'm afraid of...
...blood... masks... false friends... not having my health... not having a planet suitable for my children to live on


15. I'm listening to...
...the A/C... my tummy rumbling


16. I'm wearing...
...an old t-shirt of my dad's... green pj pants


17. I wish I was in...
...Paris... South Dakota... California... Alaska... Canada... or anywhere but here


18. I'm craving...
...a vacation


19. I want to get...
...a bike (and sell a car)


20. I can...
...express myself well through writing


21. I can't...
...take it anymore


22. I have...
...difficulty focusing on things I don't want to do (like studying)


23. I haven't...
...always been very happy


24. I'm nervous...
...about doing the things *I* want to do... about what others think of me


25. My Mom thinks I'm...
...the smartest person who ever lived


26. My Dad thinks I'm...
...going to live my life the way he and Mom want


27. I think...
...it would be nice if my parents listened to *me* for a change


28. I'm happy when...
...Bob and I are having fun together... I get to see my sister... I don't have anything to think about


29. I'm sad when...
...my friends let me down... I let my friends down... I think about injustice


30. I like eating...
...ANYTHING vegan


31. I hate eating...
...anything NOT vegan


32. I love watching...
...rain on the streets... the wind... the French Open... Bob thinking


33. I love listening to...
...summer thunderstorms... Simon and Garfunkel... people speaking foreign languages (especially if I can understand them)


34. I love playing...
...tennis... 20 questions... Final Fantasy VII... music


35. I hate waking up to...
...Bob's alarm, because then I have to watch him leave


36. I can see...
...rain dripping from the eaves outside my window


37. I'm glad that...
...I have Bob... I have vegan friends... God created me just as I am


38. I'm disappointed that...
...so many people I am close to are harsh and rude when it comes to veganism... someone close to me ignored my birthday... some people do horrible things in the name of God


39. I look like...
...a wet willow tree


40. I wish I looked like...
...an athlete (maybe Martina Hingis)


I'm leaving tomorrow for the weekend--we're going to spend a few days down at the beach in Savannah. AND I'll get to see my sister! We'll probably just take leftover beans and such to eat while we're away, but I hope I'll be back to having food to share next week. Take care and have a fabulous weekend!

15 comments:

bazu said...

I love your list- it's very honest, lots of diverse topics, lots to think about. I especially love the ones about your mom, your dad, and how they see us- isn't that always the case with parents?

urban vegan said...

nice to see your list and your real-ness. i so appreciate it.

have a great time in savannah.

aTxVegn said...

I hope you feel better soon and enjoy your trip this weekend. You deserve a nice little vacation.

KleoPatra said...

GREAT stuff. Smoothies nonwithstanding (and beautiful in that photo of one!)... a groovy post.

Thank you for sharing some of yourself, Laura. Insightful, inspiring, encouraging, beautiful. Loved reading and re-reading what you wrote. i can relate to so much of this! And i'm so glad there are things that help you be happy and that i know you and that i see how you shine in this world as brightly as you do...

Hope you have/are having/had a wonderful time beachin' it up. You deserve some R'n'R for sure, my friend! Hope you are feeling MUCH better.

*HUGS*

Kati said...

I loved reading your list - I feel like we have a lot in common. You know what? My parents actually lived in Savannah for a year when they were in the army. I hope you have a good trip and that you feel better soon! Maybe you could try some Echinacea tea? (Traditional Medicinals)

Your smoothie and salad both look delicious, by the way!

maybepigscanfly said...

Laura,

I hope that you begin feeing better. The sore throat thing gets old fast, I know. Thanks for sharing your list with us. I love how honest and true you are. I can see that you really care for Bob too, which is awesome. Have a great time with your sister- I'm jealous, because I always wanted a sister.

-Teresa

Veg-a-Nut said...

I can tell you are an awesome person and daughter of God. I can relate to many of your answers. I do hope the tea helps your sore throat and you have a great time this weekend.

Mary said...

I love love love FF VII. I love Cloud. :) I greatly disliked Aeris and I felt she got in the way between Cloud and Tifa. For some reason I feel like you might be an Aeris fan. Don't hate me!

Nikk said...

you have a great list. i love learning more about my fellow bloggers!

i could really go for a smoothie right now!

springsandwells said...

I love your list, so honest and funny and sweet and true. I also want to meet other veg bloggers! I dream about that a lot.

But I must say, you don't look like a wet willow tree!! I object! I don't know you, but I've seen pictures of you... at the very least- you look like a dry willow tree! ha ha.

love Amey

Johanna3 said...

love the food, looks so alive!

i love your list! i like to know more of you!

theONLYtania said...

The salad looks simple and yummy.. sort of what I've been having at home lately. I like the facts, the ones about Bob are so cute :)

Vivacious Vegan said...

I hope you find yourself feeling better soon. Sore throats are the worst for foodies.

Loved getting to know you better. I'm so curious about people anyway that these are so much fun for me to read (and as Kleo pointed out, re-read).

Anonymous said...

I loved reading your list. i do think that you should attribute some of your beauty and accomplishments to what you did with everything that God gave you (in #37 "I'm glad... God created me just the way I am.") like the fact that you became vegan! you are an amazing person! :D

peace.
vesna

Jackie said...

Great list.

I have been using cinnamon oil for sore throats and found it works if you don't mind your tongue feeling as if you bit into a very hot chili :)