Inkaholics Anonymous

You know you might have a problem when you are excitedly planning your next tattoo…. whilst the artist is still halfway through the outline of your current one.

At this rate I’ll be running out of prime real estate by the time I’m 30.

I couldn’t be happier.

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The Vegan’s Hundred

From Bittersweet‘s blog. This is a vegan version of the Omnivore’s Hundred meme. For the purpose of this list, I am only going to bold an item if I have tried the vegan version.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!
1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

A few of those brands/places are not available in Australia, I can’t imagine any street carts in Perth being vegan friendly. There are a few things on there I would like to try.

Alfoil Hat Time

Whenever I think something stupid or nasty when I’m walking around in public places, I always apologise for it or correct myself in my head … just on the off chance there is someone nearby who can read minds.

I love Lists

There’s something very motivating and energising about this warm Spring weather.

Positive changes I would like to make:

  • Keep making large repayments on my credit cards and don’t use them anymore for silly purchases. This way I might actually be able to afford that trip to the USA next year.
  • Attend more gym classes (Jam, Combat, Pump, RPM) because I know how much I enjoy them and they will help my fitness and weight loss efforts.
  • Try to fit in other types of exercise to change things up, like swimming.
  • Stick to Henna in my hair and stop insisting on trying to bleach/fudge it Ronald-McDonald-red.
  • Take a calmer approach to deadlines, projects and responsibilities. Getting all huffed up into a jittery stress-ball of doom doesn’t make me fun to be around.
  • Try to focus on the positives.
  • Get my moped license.
  • Get a moped.
  • Be more social and make new friends.
  • Keep the house cleaner.
  • Start to plan for building my own business as a makeup artist.
  • Practice active listening.
  • Cut down on medications and artificial sweeteners.
  • Stick to cosmetic products that are free from plastic packaging and harmful chemicals. (ie, buy everything from Lush!)
  • Be happy!

Sexual Harassment Button

HRbutton, originally uploaded by all five horizons.

We have so many harassment violations going on in our department that I decided we needed an emergency button linking directly to HR.

Probably not such a great idea as I would be the first one dobbed in. I don’t hit on anyone, but I did take the liberty of issuing Remington with 5 Man Cards that I have systematically been taking away from him.

Algaelicious

Someone brought in fund-raiser chocolates at work and placed them in front of me. Eventually my chocolate cravings drove me to the health food store across the road where I purchased one of the vegan, dark chocolate coated thingies with the strange name.

The chocolate was nice and the centre tasted like coconut with a hint of…grass. I googled Spirulina and it turns out I was eating chocolate coated algae.

Yum.

It’s not all that strange, I guess. It’s just another plant and it seems to be high in complete protein and essential algaelites.

Not Dead

I promise I’m not dead. Have just been busy with life stuff and no photos to show for it.

Although I did get my photo taken with Jewel Staite at the Supernova convention! I’ll need to scan it in and show it off.

I’m also getting a new tattoo tomorrow morning. Just a small star on my right wrist, two of my oldest friends are getting the same star.

I know, BFF tattoos! It’s lame in the good way, right?

Mosaic Meme

I could stare at this for hours. I probably shouldn’t though because it’s making me hungry and a little sad that I haven’t fulfilled my dreams.
Mosaic Meme, originally uploaded by all five horizons.
Click on the image for instructions. Enjoy.

My date with Sarah Jessica Parker

I was very bad.

I bought the Sex and the City Ultimate Collection Box Set.

For a few hours on Saturday morning I am forced to attend a Body Jam class and visit friends but as soon as it’s over… I will be glued to my TV screen, cosmopolitan in hand.

Sex and the City Box Set

The box is tall enough for me to hug, which I can’t seem to stop doing.

Psychiatric care is not required at this time, but if you see me trying to have a tea party with it and my Buffy Chosen Box, please intervene.

Mad Poets

I can now show you the image I created for Melbourne soul/funk/reggae cover band The Mad Poets. They wanted a black & white cartoon version of themselves. (Please excuse the resolution, I resized this one using some MS program at work. I will edit later with a link to a better copy.)

The Mad Poets

This was roughly sketched by hand, scanned and then finished using the pen tool in Photoshop.

So that’s not all I’ve been doing since my last post. Unfortunately I haven’t been doing much except catching up on season finales.  Supernatural and Gossip Girl were intense, Ugly Betty was lame and I haven’t seen the Lost finale yet but I’m sure it will be epic.

Oh, and I bought a sewing machine! I have ordered this book and I’m very excited to start making things.

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