Where did October go? Or November for that matter?! It’s absolute insanity around these parts of late. I’ve missed you, Veganland, and you lovely community. Like I said, complete and utter chaos in terms of wrapping up this semester. So far, it looks as if I’m in good shape to head into a completely vegan Thanksgiving feast this year. This is the first time the meal has been 100% vegan and I’m thrilled to see my family loving the plant foods as much as I do!
For me lately: it’s been food prepping (LIKE A BOSS!), lots of training including a new exercise endeavor, and lots and lots and LOTS of research/writing. And teaching, and grading, and editing. It’s been a whirlwind but I think I can confidently say that I’ve learned more this semester than any other thus far. Mainly about myself and about how to truly take care of myself. I hope to write more on this after things slow down a bit. Plus details on my food prep days coming your way soon. And I plan to also write up my thoughts on training at a real live gym for the first time in several years. Much to come as the holiday season unfolds, reader. I’m also toying with the idea of doing a write up about veganism, professionalism, and etiquette as that’s been on my mind of late. Any interest there? That idea is not yet fully formed to say the least.
But for now, a few things (in Pop Culture Happy Hour style) making me happy this week.
JESSICA. JONES. The superhero of my dreams. She’s just the right mix of crass, nearly all monochrome clothing, and Lisbeth Salander. Did I mention that one Mr. David Tennant is the super villain? Pure, epic, joy. I’m parsing out these episodes as a.) What’s TV any more? and b.) I really want to savor this as long as I can.
Speaking of Lisbeth Salander (who I think might be my favorite character of modern literature and that’s a high praise considering all of the things I’ve read in my time and things I’ve read with a strong female lead, thank you awesome feminist parents) the new Millenium series hit shelves in September! I’ve downloaded the first continuation of the series to read over Thanksgiving. This will be the first time since the last time I was up in NC that I’ve gotten a second to catch my breath. I can’t wait.
Also, I’m now an Ipad owner? And I love it. SO. MUCH. Goodbye, Kindle Fire. You served me well but I’m just over the moon for this new bit of geeky joy in my school bag.
I have also recently discovered the joy that is parchment paper. I’m now trying to roast anything I can get my paws on.
I’m really not sure how I got away with this, but I thought I should share it ASAP.
More soon, friends. Until then. Savor this very disgruntled Michelangelo.