Thoughts on the Meat Industry

Alright. Because I just discussed this somewhere else, let’s talk about it here for a second.

Earlier today, I was thinking about the current meat industry standards of how animals are housed before slaughter and it really baffles me that we allow these companies to house these poor animals in such tight and compressed spaces. It’s not like America is some small country with only so much space. We have vast unpopulated areas that could easy be converted into things like poultry farms and so on. Instead, we choose to allow the meat industry to continue to feed us with animals that are deformed and diseased due to their lack of a chance at a proper life, free roaming and grazing.

Like I said, it’s not like America is some small country. We have so much unused land. I’m pretty sure we could afford to not have chickens cooped up in awful darkened sheds with no room to move around or spread their wings, resulting in stunted leg growth and overgrown hormone injected breasts. It is truly cruel, disgusting, and obscene the things that we do to these poor creatures so that we can gorge ourselves on Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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I’d Be an Amazing Wife, Like Really

I feel like it’s been forever and a day since I updated here. Work has been consuming my life, as well as various duties around the house and a little bit of tanning the other day because IT WAS HELLA SUNNY OUT! And I gotta start somewhere.

Today I picked up my mom’s Mother’s Day gift – a custom made cutting board from WMN Woodworking. It’s beautiful and I hope my mom actually uses it for it’s intended purpose. The first one I bought is too pretty to cut on, so we use it for foodography photos.

I also stopped at the Boston Tea Room – because I can’t go to downtown Ferndale and not go there – and bought a piece of opalite. It’s gorgeous and every time I add a new crystal to my collection, I can hear Alyza’s voice in my head calling me the crazy crystal lady. I’m not ashamed.

I also vacuumed the house while baking grapefruits. The only reason I’m mentioning this is because never have I loved vacuuming more than now that I have a Dyson. Seriously you guys. If you can afford it, or even if you can’t (save yo money) get a Dyson. It will change your life. ONCE YOU GO DYSON, YOU NEVER GO BACK. My Dyson is my baby. It makes everything smell so good and feel and look so clean. I feel like I’m treading on angel clouds afterward.

Speaking of angels, this morning there was a customer shopping with either her daughters or granddaughters and I could not stop staring at the girls. They were about 7-9 years old, I think fraternal twins (they were the same height). One was a plump redhead with a BEAUTIFUL rosy complexion and stunning ginger hair, and the other was a gorgeous blonde with a perfect nose. They were so beautiful, I felt slightly pedo staring so much. All I wanted to do was take 5000 pictures of them. And also swap hair with the redhead.

DTRO & Curly Hair

Today started out kinda shitty. It was threatening to rain, and then it did. And I was sitting and moping around my house trying to figure out what to do with my life or where to go.

I decided the gym is always a good option, even though I didn’t really wanna go. But I went. Had a light workout because I’m a little bitch and made plans with one of my friends, Kristen, to go to downtown Royal Oak after.

From then on, it turned out to be a fanfuckingtastic day!!

We stopped at this tea place and got bubble tea and then had dunchen at Little Tree Sushi Bar and it was DE-lish. Although the plum sushi I got was awful and I couldn’t decide if the plum part was really salty or really sour. I thought it was just really salty until Kristen tasted it and thought it was really sour. My cucumber salad was superb though.

We also went shopping around at Paris and Lost and Found Vintage, among other stores. I bought this sterling silver and citrine ring I’d been thinking about since the last time I was there at Paris, and Kristen found this cute dress she ended up buying there that fit her very well and did all kinds of wonderful things for her boobs.

Lastly, tonight is the first night of the year that I’ve allowed my hair to air dry and IT DECIDED TO DO THIS:

It hasn’t been this curly IN A REALLY LONG ASS TIME. Like, YEARS. Now the trick is to preserve these curls overnight so I don’t look completely bad when I wake up tomorrow and have to do too much with it.

I’m A Kickass Cook.

Today I cooked this:

And this:

Prepare yourselves.

Food porn is on the way to Vivography.

I also went to see my high school’s spring musical tonight with my brother. These are my observations:

1. A lot of the high school girls ARE REALLY SHORT wtf?
2. When I was in high school, there weren’t a lot of people who did drama club, but they were way better vocally than everyone who sang tonight.
3. Reserved seats. Really? Really?

I Love Anthro

Today has been a beautiful day.

Not just weather wise, which was gorgeous aesthetically, but VERY COLD. I had lunch with my former mini boss from the library and we went to Anthropologie in Birmingham which was nice.

Then I came home and showered and headed out shopping with my mom and then we went to Anthropologie at Somerset (ha!) and I bought a GORGEOUS red silk goal dress that doesn’t fit me yet with the gift card mini boss gave me.

 

It looks 1000x better on me than on the hanger.

It looks 1000x better on me than on the hanger.

And also, underwear for my brother from American Eagle which I promptly cut all the tags off of and secretly put them in his underwear drawer. I also threw away all his old undies that were far too worn for anyone to continue wearing with dignity. I’m pretty sure he’s going to be pissed when he notices, but honestly, WHAT OTHER SISTER CARES THIS MUCH ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF HER BROTHER’S TOOSHIE? Only me.

My mom and I also had dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and it was very delicious. We got the pear and gorgonzola thin crust pizza and I know it might sound weird, BUT IT WAS SO GOOD. I want to eat like 5000 of these pizzas.

The accompanying salad went perfectly together with the pizza. AND IT HAD BLEU CHEESE. YUM.

 

Catching Up on Life Part I

I finally had a day off where I could do things for me. THANK GOD.

I woke up at 11, stared at my drapes, and decided it was time for new ones. So post gym time, I hit up Joann’s and bought fabric and whipped them up before I unlocked level 1000 of homemaker status via baking pumpkin cheesecake, mini pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin pudding. #wifey (Seriously though, reasons I’d make a good wife…)

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I also went to Best Buy to play with their DSLR’s and gauge what I want to upgrade to. As I was talking to the camera girl, she mentioned that the Nikon d7100 will be released this Sunday and opened up the cabinet it was in to let me see the box. A few minutes later, she took it out, mounted it, and LET ME PLAY WITH IT. I WAS SO EXCITED, IF YOU CAN’T TELL.

Lowdown: it’s fucking amazing! It’s being sold as body only, although you can get it with the 18-105 mm lens. I WANT IT. I’m thinking of upgrading to this beast. I still need to sell my d3000 though.

I also got my new glasses from Coastal in the snail mail today and I love them!

And lastly, I just watched episode 1 of season 5 of Mad Men and IT WAS EXCELLENT. LOL at the following parts:

– At Don’s surprise party:
Roger: “Why don’t you sing like that?”
Jane: “Why don’t you look like him?”
– Peggy chillin’ with Joan’s baby and Peter walks in and asks “What’s that?”
– Peter telling his secretary to pencil in a fake meeting with Coca Cola at 6 AM on Staten Island, knowing that Roger will see it
– ROGER ACTUALLY GOING TO SAID FAKE MEETING LOLOLOLOL FOREVERRR

Leaving & Lindt

Day 15.

Today I’m grateful that I graduated in 2009 because I wouldn’t have had the amazing teachers in college that I had the opportunity to have teach me had I graduated say, this year.

Why you ask?

The state of Michigan has mandated (if I’m remembering correctly here) that you cannot teach at a college/university without a Master’s. Which means that my school is cutting a lot of staff from the fashion department.

And I am ever so grateful and thankful that I had the opportunity to be taught by such amazing people, many of whom will not be here any longer come January. Today was my very first college teacher (who has a Master’s, actually, and is working on a Ph.D) last day. It was really sad. But she gave me a bag of Lindt Lindor truffles before she left and two hugs.

On the bright side though, I’m also grateful that I decided to wish my not-friend but now sort-of-friend-again a happy early birthday and then give him a Lindt truffle because then we talked a little and we hugged and today is going to continue to be an overall good day.