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Tallian
06 February 2009 @ 10:59 am
*sigh*

After five years of comfortable vegetarianism, I'm now slowly beginning to question the position's intelligence.

Not to mention the fact that the position is eroding under me, anyway.

I recently started taking glucosamine supplements (see subject header, taken directly from the bottle), and I'm dismayed to see how much benefit I'm seeing from the addition. The knocks to my knuckles from eskrima (and now I'm adding SCA rapier and heavy fighting into the mix) that had been taking months to heal are literally going away days after starting the supplements. I am forced to see the use of these pills - and I wish I didn't.

See, I like the fishies. I don't want to need to eat them.

I also like the pigs, and cows, and deer, and chickens and turkey and ... you see the problem.

Now, I know that humans have evolved to be omnivores. We'll eat a bit of everything, and we get our nutrients best from the source, rather than from vitamins where they aren't absorbed well. I know that I gas out quickly in some of my cardio workouts, which could be due to a lot of things, including not enough proteins, amino acids, iron ... blah blah. All of which are best taken in meaty form.

I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that I may need to become a compassionate omnivore - eat meat at most once a day, and make sure it's good, organic, well-treated animal. And never forget that the beastie that I'm eating (god, that made me wince) had a personality, and a life.

Crap, I'm getting teared up writing this. It's really hard when reality gets in the way of your principles.
 
 
Current Location: home
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Please Just Take These Photos From My Hands - Snow Patrol
 
 
Tallian
08 July 2008 @ 05:52 pm
So many things are going right lately ...

First off, my story The Dark Between Lamp Posts has been nominated at the Dr Who - Torchwood Slash Awards for best other Torchwood Female/Female fic. And I'm up with some extremely good stuff, including an excellent fic by karaokegal, so I'm totally psyched about that.

Then, my life has just been falling into place, otherwise. I've got a new apartment, a new job, and lots of people telling me I look and sound the best they've ever seen me. I'm deliriously happy.
 
 
Current Location: NE Mpls
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Rome in the background
 
 
 
Tallian
Though I have shorter hair than she does - which you can't see in my icon, anyway ...

Cut to be nice to those on my flist who don't care ...Collapse )

Though these are pics I took of myself with the (crappy, old) camera arms-length from my face (yes, I need some RL friends), I begin to think that I should tell myself to eat an extra donut from time to time ... dude.
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
Tallian
24 October 2006 @ 01:00 pm
Good lord, I'm tired. I've been banned from caffeine, and it sucks.

Lawyer appointment in T minus 3 hours. I really hope something comes of it. And that I'm awake for it. Blah.

And now I'm starting to see things, like icons on my desktop moving around when I'm just barely not looking at them. Ambien isn't supposed to cause hallucinations. I think.
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Current Location: eden prairie, mn
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Current Music: sleepy typing
 
 
 
Tallian
14 September 2006 @ 08:01 am
First the collage ...

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And in RL: Car Accident! Broken turn signal! Squished bumper! Damaged fender! Safe yet entirely frustrating rollerblader!!

Sigh.
 
 
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Mozart