I turned the "lil three oh" on April 14th and I decided what better way to spend my evening then eating strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue, drinking wine, getting naked with a bunch of other womyn and exchanging really awesome clothes. We should have taken pics of all the vegan doughnuts, fruit, and chocolate fondue but I was too busy finding new outfits. I was so tired by the end of the night that I found myself laying in the huge pile of clothes with Angie.
A couple weeks ago Dylan and I went to the Oregon Humane Society and fell in love with these 2 wonderful best friends. We wanted to get 2 dogs so when we are at work they can keep each other company. Angie and Penny have been with each other for a long time so OHS made it mandatory that they go together. Perfect for us and the dogs! They have brought so much joy and happiness to our lives and I know we have brought a lot of joy and happiness to them :) I am going to school at the NW School of Animal Massage so they are already perfect and willing to let me massage and give reiki to them.
Angie is 7 yrs old and is a Bichon Frise mix...I think she is Bichon and Maltese. Angie loves attention! She constantly wants us to cuddle with her, hold her, love her etc. She will lay on her back and put her paws together and move them in a front swimming motion to get you to keep rubbing her belly, soooooo cute! She has a lot of energy at times for being 7. When we go for a walk she will suddenly get a bolt of energy and run as fast as she can. Penny feels like she needs to run too when she sees her best friend running which is good cause Penny needs to lose some weight. These girls are really helping Dylan and I exercise more too. They both seems so grateful to be with us. One of Angie's favorite toys is a Popple that I got from the Goodwill bins.
Penny looks like a Panda Bear so we call her Penny Panda. She is more of the wise one out of the two. Penny is 9 yrs old and is also a Bichon mix. You pronounce it Beeshaun Freezay :) which means "curly lap dog." I learned that the soldiers used to bring them on their ships when they were out for a long time because the dogs brought so much happiness to the soldiers when they would get depressed as they love to love you and be loved :) Penny loves other dogs and becomes a puppy again when she gets to play with them. When Penny runs, all her fluffy hair on her head bounces. She is really really adorable and sweet. Penny and Angie love to follow each other so wherever Penny goes, Angie follows.
I'm not sure what Penny and Angie's past was like. I do know that the last person who had them adopted them from OHS and then gave them back to OHS a couple months later because they couldn't take care of them. Last week the vet found a bump on Angie that she said looks like a BB from a BB gun. I have had a strong feeling that Angie has been abused by the anxiety she expresses sometimes. She just needs to feel secure and be loved. They are both adapting really well here and I can't say enough how important it is to adopt dogs from shelters. Please Adopt! We feel so good that we gave these dogs an everlasting home full of love....they deserve it! :)
My friend Ashes had a Super Hero Birthday Party. Dakota and I decided to be PMS Avengers. The idea was taken from a song called PMS Avengers that a friend (Leslie) made up. We decided to also perform the song for everyone at the party. Our costumes/performance made such a big hit that we decided to wear the costumes again for a friends halloween party. We won Sexiest Costume and Dylan won Best Costume....he was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cowboy. Everyone LOVED his outfit!
Anyways, this song is really fun to sing and I recommend singing it especially when you are on your period and RAGING! :) Enjoy!
PMS AVENGERS: Don't Don't reach Don't reach for that Midol It's your power time Just let your anger take you for a wild ride
PMS Avenger, don't take that Midol Let your anger take you down to the shopping mall Tear up the make-up counter, rip the heads off the Barbie dolls And get a can of spray paint and put the writing on the wall
Don't Don't expect Rhyme or Reason This bitch is in season And when I'm on the rag I don't use Kotex, I use the American flag
PMS Avenger, don't take that Midol Let your anger take you down to city hall Take the mayor's necktie and wrap it around his balls Then sneak down there late at night and put the writing on the wall
Don't Don't explain Yourself to anyone Just have yourself some fun OW!
PMS Avenger Blow up the Pentagon PMS Avenger Dismantle a nuclear bomb PMS Avenger Telephone your mom
PMS Avenger Hold up the porno store PMS Avenger Kick your boyfriend out the door PMS Avenger Dare to want more
PMS x3 Everybody PMS x3 Celebrate it PMS x3 Proud of my PMS x3 Men get it too PMS x3 AVENGERS!
1. Link person who tagged you and post rules on your blog 2. Share 7 random/weird facts about yourself 3. Tag 7 people at the end and include links 4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving comments on their blogs so here it goes.....
7 Weird & Random Facts About Me 1. I have to sleep with a blanket or my hair covering my ear. My sister traumatized me when I was little by saying that earwigs are called earwigs because they like to go into people's ears. I remember her telling me as we were looking at an earwig in my room. She went into details that I don't remember now, but it was enough to haunt me for the rest of my life. Also, right around that time I watched that episode of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan where this parasite was put in a guy's ear and it started eating his brain. Also around that time my mom got a fly stcuk in her ear and was screaming while my dad was trying to get it out....really disturbing! Now maybe you can understand why I want my ears covered.....especially when I sleep.
2. I'm horribly addicted to baths!
3. I have been pooped on by birds several times (besides the birds that live in my home). My family likes to joke about this....they think it's funny, and I think it's gross and embarrasing (ok maybe it's a lil funny).
4. My parents are conservative right-wing pro-life republicans. I'm the opposite, radical, revolutionary, and pro-choice. How did this happen?
5. I sing A LOT!!! If you know me well you would know that I will just start singing about anything. I like rhyming too.
6. A boy dated one of my barbie's named Christie and still does not know to this day HAHAHAHA! When I was a kid, I had a barbie named Christie and I set one of my friends up with her. I remember my barbie Christie was sitting on the table and I would talk in a high pitch voice to him and pretend I was Christie. I think Christie ended up breaking up with him over the phone at some point. They never got that close as they never actually met face to face...or shall I say face to barbie HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Let this be a lesson to never date someone over the phone heeheehee!
7. I dream (one day it will be reality) that I will be living on 2+ acres in a cob hobbit house off grid with solar, green roof, a huge veganic garden, surrounded by forests and a creek....oh and a sanctuary made out of cob for the birds I rescued :)
We went to a Guerilla Gardening workshop this evening. It was sooooo AWESOME!!! We are transforming an old gravel car parking lot (NW Burnside & 16th) that was overgrown with grass into a beautiful garden with wild flowers, calendula, and other beautiful flowers/plants. We also took seeds from some plants that were already there, like amaranth, clover, dandelions, and some sort of opium plant. So we first gathered seeds from some of the plants which felt really good. I have never collected seeds before. You learn so much about different plants and where you can find their seeds. It's like opening treasure boxes and finding the treasure inside. We then all spread the seeds on the ground. It was wonderful seeing a child giggling and running around throwing seeds in the air. So keep watch of the empty space on NW Burnside & 16th. It will be interesting to see what it transforms into. EXCITING!!!! :) So for all of you that do not know what Guerilla Gardening it.......
What is Guerilla Gardening? Guerrilla Gardening is beautifying empty ugly spaces with plants and creativity. Is it legal? No. Guerilla gardening, like many forms of guerilla action or communication, is not typically legal unless it is overtly sanctioned by a city. Some guerilla gardeners have been questioned by the authorities, suspected of vandalism or even accused of terrorist activity.
Technically, guerilla gardening is a kind of graffiti or vandalism - just done with plants instead of spray cans. However, the kind of guerilla marketing addressed here, though illegal, rarely gets people into trouble. Other higher-profile types such as moss graffitiand mayday actions have caused conflicts with the law.
President Obama said in his speech on Nov. 4th that his family will be getting a dog. Please EMAIL Obama and urge him to get a dog from a shelter. The new first family would be setting such a wonderful example for the rest of the world if they adopted a dog rather then buy one from a breeder. There are too many fantastic dogs out there in shelters that NEED homes. The dog pictured on the left, is one of the many wonderful dogs available for adoption in the Washington area found thru Petfinder (a really great resource for anyone looking to adopt any animals.) I guess rumor has it that one of his daughters is allergic to dogs so they have to get a hypoallergenic dog. I hope this doesn't make Obama think that he can't find one in a shelter. Check out this great blog for more info, www.earthvegan.blogspot.com
What is Cob? Cob is BEAUTIFUL ART that can be made into houses, garden walls, benches, chicken coops, etc. Cob is a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Your hands and feet are the main tools you need to build with cob. Cob connects people with their artistic side. Cob is earth. Cob is beauty. Cob is sculpting. You don't need to be a builder or architect to build a home with cob. The word cob comes from an old English root meaning a lump or rounded mass. Cobbing is a process best described as mud daubing. Earth, sand and straw are mixed together and massaged onto the foundation, creating thick load-bearing walls. It's like hand-sculpting a giant pot to live in :)
Earthen homes are common in Africa, the Middle East, India, Afghanistan, Asia, Europe, South and Central America. Easily one-third of the world's population is currently living in homes made of unbaked earth.
The three most common forms of earth buildings are adobe, rammed earth and cob. In the southwestern United States, the five hundred year old Taos Pueblo, as well as many homes and churches, are made of adobe. Adobe is a form of building using unfired earth. Dirt, straw and water - the same ingredients as in cob - are made into bricks which are then sun dried and built into walls with a "cob-like" mortar. Some very old Native American structures like the Casa Grande ruin in Arizona are made out of cob. These are described locally as being built of "puddled or coursed adobe".
There is evidence that cob building began in Europe about 800 years ago. Some buildings that were built in the 16th and 17th centuries are still standing today. In England, there are approximately 50,000 cob buildings still in use today. Most of these were constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries.