Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bird Issues

Yes Bird issues.... Last week a Bird was killed by my cats. Thing is I have a screened in back porch and the cats do not leave it... I am not sure how these birds are finding their way in. A few days ago my cat vomited up a bird. I thought it was the first bird because I could not find the first bird. But now I am thinking they killed a 2nd bird. Well tonight my Kitty Copper runs through the living room and into the kitchen with an animal in his mouth. I chased him down and trapped him and seen it was yet another bird. I caught my growling cat and he dropped the bird. He normally doesn't just drop his pray like that. He normally makes me fight him. This bird was lucky is all I know. Well he dropped the bird. Now there is chaos! There are cats and dogs running every where chasing this poor bird. I was catching the cats as fast as I could and locking them in the bathroom. Plus I locked Sophie in there too. It took us over 30 minutes to catch this poor bird who eventually trapped himself between a box and the wall or we would have never caught him. Poor thing ran into the wall so many times. But He seemed to be ok. We didn't find any puncture wounds. we did check him good before we let him go. He even had enough energy left to attach to John finger on our way out the door. Like a crab attaches its pincher... It had John good. lol .. there was even a little mark left on John finger from him. lol. It was nightout so I went and let him go under a tree. But he didn't seem to want in the tree he flew away. I hope he finds a new place to stay and doesn't come back!

Art Supplies

Every Fall its like something takes over me and I start on all kinds of art projects. Or just purchased all kinds of art stuff with the good intentions of being Arts-E. Plus everyone is having sales!!! The other day I went out with a couple 50% off coupons and purchased a few things. But I am very excited to use them. I have already started using some of the stuff from my first art store visits. I have been cross stitching & glass etching. Next is painting and sewing... I purchased a really nice canvas the first art store visit. The 2nd a bunch of cross stitching stuff.
AC Moore
1 Small Cutting mat $4.99- it was 50% off
1 Embroidery Hoop $2.79
2 Angled Shading paint brushes- $4.09 - 50% off
$6.24- 50% off
Aida- $1.99
Sketch Pad- Recycled Paper- $3.89- 50% off

Total w/o tax 23.99 w/o the Discounts it would have been $43.21

Wow Check out the difference!!!
But I really have a soft spot for art supply and this is just the beginning for this season. Last year I started all kinds of new stuff! It took all I had to not by the baking sheets that were 50%.... But I am going back I think tomorrow. So they could still come home with me. Good news is John will be there to help hold y standards high so I won't spend so much....

At Jo Ann Fabric I purchased:

Aida: $2.99
Aida bookmark : $1.49
6 Embroidery threads: $2.22
Eyelet Starter kit: $5.99- 40% off

Total w/o tax: 12.69 would have been 16.69 w/o tax.

Going back to this store this weekend too. I have 4 more 40% off coupons. And I want some Vinyl for some sewing projects. and the hole punch I forgot the other day. O yeah, I have a 50% and a 40% off coupon for AC Moore that ends Saturday! So stocking up on what I need..!

More money saved... got to love that...
This post is pointless really. Just my excitement. :)

Have I mentioned I have shopping issues :) Maybe an addiction. For stress relief... been thinking about starting a post section for it!

Morningstar Crmbles now include Milk & Egg

There is now another product that I will not be purchasing from Morningstar Farms. They have added egg & milk back to their Crumble product. I never liked them before when they had milk and eggs many years ago and I am not sure why they just ruined a perfectly good product but they did. So until they change it back... BYEBYE Crumbles.

Hey everyone write letters to them! When they see how many people want them back maybe they will change them. I hope so. I write them we aill see what they have to say. Probably the same thing that is posted on vegweb.

Boca on the other hand still have their Vegan crumbles. I used to be able to purchase them for $2.80 a box and now when I can find them I have to pay $3.99 a box. But I will pay that if I have too or back to making my own veggies substitutes... or just using TVP crumbles.

They have also been discontinuing some of their products...

Shame on their company for ruining everything!!!!!!!!

Here are some other web posting ....

Quarry Girl
Vegweb- With MS company response.
Crazy Vegan Mom

Michael Markarian: Animals

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics: A Free Pass for Factory Farms?

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WOW.... blocking the EPA from Measuring Green house gasses coming from large Factory Farms.. What are they afraid of. If representatives that are closely aligned with Huge Agri- Businesses are trying to hide stuff then maybe we should be worried.. HELLO people again open your eyes.So many businesses, like the USDA, are so closely aligned with the government law makers it is very scary. Large industrial factory farms have so much money they can basically pay off any one and that is what they do. So when it comes to your health and the health of our nation how do you come out on top when you listen to people... who are being paid off? Because your health and your family, & friends health are all on the line.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Group pushes to legalize cockfighting 

Group pushes to legalize cockfighting - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports

Can you believe someone would be lobbing to make Cock fight Legal.. That is beyond crazy. People are beyond me at how they reason. Causing other beings pain & death for humans profit and viewing pleasure.... come on.. that is the most shallow thing I have ever heard. Just like horse raising. They have a website as well. It is listed on the story. But I have decided I will not put up the link do to people clicking to look at it. It is only one page and is just a thing trying to get people to sign their petition.

They are trying to get it legalized saying it will bring in huge profits for WV at the horse racing and casino places. All I can say is wow. And if it would ever get put on a ballet it would be beyond belief. I think people should write their representatives and tell them that Cock fighting is not ok, why you feel this way, and any other issues that our area or your area is facing. Don't just set on the side lines. Let your reps know how you feel about the important issues!!! Also try to push animal abuse including cockfighting be held up as a felony. We are one of the only states that have such low animal abuse laws. Most are just misdemeanors.

You this link to find your Represetative for State & location with in your state.

More info on cockfighting can be found on Wikipedia

Mambo Sprouts coupons

Mambo Sprouts has alot of great natural food printable coupons. Plus if you sign up you can also get them through e-mail & snail mail!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Vegan SloppyJoed Hot dogs w/ Omega 3's

I watch alot of cooking shows and covert alot of recipes. I was recently watching my DVR-ed Racheal Ray's talk shows and seen her make the Sloppy Dawgs. I was being lazy and wanted something quick to make. So of course I go cut up the Green Peppers & Onions and put them in the pan to cook and then looked up the Recipe. I didn't make it to her specks. I did start off the same but added some stuff to it. They turned out really good. Plus I was surprised when just the Peppers and onions were cooked with the hot dogs that alone was really good. I myself had never treid Peppers on my dogs... so that great!

Yes w/ Omega 3. I know weird for a recipe like this.. right? well I have been tring to get more in my diet. Because I have faces the fact that although I talk about eating healthy, I don't always do so. I get lazy and then I snack on Junk. So today I cooked.... Something easy :)

Vegan Sloppy Joed Hot Dogs w/ Omega 3

1 Pound/Pack Vegan hot dogs
1 or 2 Medium Green Pepper
1 or 2 Medium Onion

Chop all. Cook hot dogs till drown. Put in Green peppers & Onions. Cook till Soft.- Sauce listed Below.


1- 8 oz can Tomato Sauce
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
3 Tbsp Brown Suger- (Depends on desired sweetness. I don't add quit that much)
2 Tbsp Flax Seed- (You can add more or less- Its optional. But you don't even taste it!)
1 tsp Pepper
1/2 to 1 tsp hot sauce- I like them hot but my husband doesn't
1Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Worchisire sauce ( I was out so I used some steak sauce, John eats it on Vegan boca
burgers. lol. Strange I know. But I did miss the W- Sauce tang)

After the Hot dogs are brown and the Peppers & Onion is soft dump in the sauce. Let it heat up good then your done. Put on Toasted hot dog bun or toast and enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Action For Animals Holiday Leafleting

Action for Animals has a Vegan Recipe flyer for hand out! Its interesting and has many holiday recipes! Click above for the PDF or go to their Myspace to order in bulk to hand out!

They also have a huge list of PDF print outs for leafleting. Here is the link for it! Great resources!

Soccer-Traditional leaders plan ritual animal slaug

Soccer-Traditional leaders plan ritual animal slaug

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SAW VI Review & Extended Rant :)

Went and seen it the other night and thought I would leave this.

All the Saw movies of course pretty much have the same premise. He is showing people that they should not take life for granted in anyway. And although I feel a couple of the films including this one doesn't really stay true to John Kramers original motivation and "justice" it was a pretty good movie and of course it stayed true to all the nifty gadgets. Although some have parts that have been used before. I would have liked to have seen some better traps. Like in some of the past movies....

But Saw brings up some weird issues for my husband and I. We were on our way home that evening talking about the traps in the movie and just kinda listing them one by one and discussing weird things like do you actually think that trap will kill him that fast? Do you think it would have punctured his lung and he would have suffocated on his own blood or do you things both lungs would have just exploded or his heart would have exploded or that a rib would picture his heart.. stuff like that. If you haven't seen the movie don't worry I'm not going to say what the trap does that I am talking about but you might get the point. If you have seen the movie you probably already know which one I am talking about. Because if I'm not mistaken it was the first trap in the movie. Anyways.

That went on for a little while. But then I kinda got the idea..

What if someone made a spoof of the Saw movies or Premise of the movie. But made it based around animal agriculture.

Instead of people being taught a lesson for taking their own lives or the lives of just other humans for granted, they could learn what its like to be in all the different animal processing plants, growing, breeding, etc. Learning how the animals they eat daily are being taken for granted. And I am not talking about animals being CG slaughtered. I am speaking of People. In "traps" like per say the chicken kill hangers. And they would have to try to maneuver and fall out before they hit the neck cutters or scold tank...

I know that sounds sick and I am in no way meaning for it to happen in real life. But if people would just put 1 and 2 together maybe they would have more empathy for all these creatures. Being able to see that as an action and not just the food on their plate when its done. And yes it would be very grotesque and traumatizing. But maybe it would open some peoples eyes to what it would actually mean if they themselves were those animals. And in so showing how their lives would be nothing but pain, stress, disrespect, fear. endless torture, and then death.

My idea now that I think about it more kinda runs on the same lines of the some King Rat, by Modest Mouse. The video is about Whaling. And the Whales are on the ship and where do you think that leaves the humans. Check it out if you haven't seen it. It was directed by Heath Ledger ( My Favorite actor ever!). But back on to the subject.....

It also brought up several other topics. Like money, government, religion and how none of them are supposed to be run with the other but they are all intertwined. And how our whole country is just a huge pot ran by conflicting interests... Nothing in this country is ran without conflicting interests because everything is ran by money that our government can't even back up. I think It is very sad. That our moto is we are "Free" and I'm not even going to give you the Tired" But nothings free it all comes at a cost".. But our country is in no way shape or form Free. People are afraid that the government is getting to big and if they dive into health care if will just be one thing after another. And then we will have no freedoms. But hey we don't already. Money is to important in our country for us just to enjoy life. yeah we are ot ran by a dictator... and we can have as many kids as we want. We can purchase and eat anything that our heart desires... And we are deffinalty paying for it with our health. Because Americans top priority is not health or family, or safety... Its money... very sad. Then we are a "Christian based" society. Meaning most people in America are Christians. But being in a "free" country this shouldn't matter. Right and Wrong matters. Not weather your Christian, wiccian, Jewish, Buddist, Athiest, etc... OK. Killling is wrong! Hurting others is wrong! Stealing...wrong! Rape... wrong! You can't go into Government and run our country based around one Religion while getting paid by big corporations to get their stupid ear marks placed in bills and call it FREE. Its BOUGHT! Its wrong on so many levels. Our country is in a horrible state. Its so annoying.

And before people whine to me not to put down our country.. Our Men & Women and giving all they can in the military for it. I know My husband was in the Military and was deployed for 18 months in Iraq.

I don't understand how a country as "rich" as ours... Not only in money ( that we are in debt now) But we are a great nation in so many ways but we are letting it go down the drain because right and wrong is no longer what is important to us. Its money and our wants.

So next time you want a peice of steak think about the grain that it took to grow that animal and think how many starving people that could have fed. It takes over 16 pounds of grain to make one pound of meat on a factory farm. And over 2500 gallons of water... Open your eyes America!

What happens when our population keeps growing and there isn't enough food to support all that factory farming?

I know SAW IV to this.. wow... I can tell I am up to late, slept in to long yesterday, and had to much caffeine.

Quick Rant!- The Grocery Store "Poof"! & I Can't Sleep

I hate it when I am laying i bed at night or doing house work and I get the most awesome ideas for something arts-e or something to cook and I mean great ideas and by the time I go to write them down they have vanished from my brain. Just like a grocery list when you go to the grocery store. Plus I have like a ton of great ideas and then when I sit and really think I can't think of one of them or any new one.... It is just so annoying... Hence the I'm awake! I can't sleep.... Or maybe I just can't sleep because instead of caffeine free pepsi I had to get caffeinated because stupid walmart didn't have any caffeine free left..... :)

Ok Maybe its just the fact that in the last 90 minutes everything in the world has gotten on my nerse (except my babies)...

I shouldn't sleep in then drink caffeine... O ... whos kidding my brain works a million miles a minute no matter what I do.. and its really frustrating!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

That "Vegan Thing"

Today I was talking on the phone to a very good friend of mine. We started talking about kids. And I asked him if he thought I should have kids in the near future. He said "No, wait like 10 years" and I said that that would make me 34 and I would not want to wait that long. So I asked him why he thought I should wait... and he said... So that will give you some time to get over this "vegan thing"... and my heart sunk... I asked him if he knew anything about nutrition and he said yes I asked him what nutrient was in meat that I couldn't get from something else? and He didn't know so he just said it wasn't right. So I told him that this conversation probably shouldn't be had. I figured it would just end up in a huge argument. He is the type of person that even if you had prof right in front of his face he would still be in denial and argue... so.. we left it at that. But it really hurt my feelings. And I am sure as a guy he probably didn't realize it.. but it really did. I might not want to have a baby right now.. or maybe I do and just don't want to till we have a bigger house. But I have always looked forward to raising my children as vegans... and I really still do. But at the same time now I can already see eyes looking at me... pointing the finger YOUR VEGAN!!! I can just feel it coming from friends and family... But guess what. I still plan on raising my children vegan.. and I hate to tell everyone who thinks this "vegan thing" will just go away... Guess what ? It won't!!! So Screw Off! :)

Animal Rights Protesters Face Higher Sentences than Racist Cross Burners

Animal Rights Protesters Face Higher Sentences than Racist Cross Burners

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