Sunday, June 28, 2009

Animals and the Elderly

So long story short i want to be doing more "service" in my life. And i say "service" because i mean more than just unloading the dishwasher for mom, giving a smile to a passing stranger or holding the door for my friend walking behind me. I mean I want to go-out-of-your-way-to-babysit-children-and-build-houses-for-people-in-need kind of service.

In thinking about this and discussing this desire with the Spence, I said "Why am i not taking care of animals? I need to do more with animals. And with old people."

Strange combination? No, i don't think so.

Really, i think Animals and Old People have similar perspectives of life. I think they're two groups of living "creatures" that have a greater sense of self, spirituality and the world in general. No - your general mule deer hasn't fought in WWII, but i think both war vets and mule deer know what it feels like to be hunted! Animals have animal babies and they get run over by cars and fall out of trees - i'm sure animals suffer heartache like people who've lived full lives have suffered heartache.

It's a stretch, i know - but...can you go with me on this one?

Sure - - Maybe i'm crazy...but it's just the way i see it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


AND i'm currently watching "Whale Wars" on the Animal Planet channel. I really like it so far. Way to catch the evil whalers!! Go, animal rights activists, GO!!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Going Green

Something about it seems to trendy to handle.

On the other hand, something about it really appeals to me. I mean, i've always been into recycling and crap - (one of my favorite "totes" says 'recycle to save our birds, children, animals and earth!!' - made with recyclable material.)

I also enjoy the general style of all things "green." The 'au natural' theme of the Burts Bees products, for instance, have always been appealing to me. Such beeswax-y, peppermint-y joy to behold!! I also like bags made of recycled material and "natural" things. I just like the way they look. I'm also obsessed with growing things. I've got many a plant to my name. (Though i haven't named them....yet.) Oh, and i have a sea monkey aquarium.

In addition, I seriously enjoy hiking, backpacking and camping, and kinda-sorta always have. I guess you could say I'm a fan of the earth. (They probably have one of those links on facebook - "The Earth: 4 of your friends are fans!") I'm also a fan of do-gooding websights like

Regardless....I just don't know how i feel about the whole trend with "going green." Please notice that most of the young ladies you see wearing shirts advertising "going green" look hardly like you'd imagine a true naturalist to look.

"Hmm...what should I wear today? How about my "I've Gone Green!" Shirt??!?! This looks great. Now, where's my super gloss lipstick and the keys to my Lexus?"

You know what i mean?

Granted, i also have a hard time taking the other side of the spectrum seriously. Please, go buy something that's not made out of hemp and shop some other place than "Good Earth."
(Though i'll admit - having checked out the official store, there's some pretty trendy crap. Also please don't get me wrong - i'm totally a fan of healthy food. I just think it's strange to be so snobby about food that you don't eat anything. But Good Earth....doesn't Smiths sell veggies and whole wheat pasta, too?...i digress...)

I guess what I' trying to say is - I'm sort of "green." But I think that's something i'll just keep to myself and smile about every time i save newspapers to take them to recycling or put bottles in the 'blue bin.' :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Facts

I so bought this dress today. And can i just say? It seriously rocks. I'm just being honest....:)

Not to mention I got it at that White House | Black Market store, so they treated me like a celeb. and made me feel like I was prized merchandise in a posh store. They gave me my dress to take home in a GARMENT BAG. How much cooler does it get? No. It doesn't get cooler.

Annnnnywho - perhaps if there were any special occasion for which i would wear this dress..i would. Not that there is a special occasion like that coming up or anything...but should there be one...where I'd need to wear something that i'd look good in pictures that lots of people would see...i just might wear this one. Because it's just that awesome.

(and would look fabulous with a pair of red (or yellow) heels, don't you think!?)

Okay. I'll stop being a girl now :)