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Sep. 22nd, 2009 | 10:18 pm


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Aug. 29th, 2009 | 10:50 pm

Here is a great recap of the vegan cake competition I attended last Saturday with zebrallama.

My two favourite cakes, at least in terms of being most beautiful, are below the cut:

gay cake and elaborately tattooed cakeCollapse )

ALSO. If you're in Melbourne and haven't been out to Tart n Round in Thornbury yet, YOU MUST. All vegan, all gluten free, and SOOO DECADENT. inthezoo and I went for the first time today, and each spent more than $30. On CAKE (and vegan cheese). alyssa22, this is an order.

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Jan. 10th, 2009 | 02:00 am

Echhh I feel like I've been out drinking. Headache... nausea... a bit dizzy. But nope, just concerting, completely sober.

Summary of night:

• Fucker refuses to let me in because I don't have photo ID (lost wallet) but I DO have a birth certificate bearing the same name as on my ticket, AND c'mon, there's no way I look under 18, right?

• then

eeeeeeee, Tegan Quin eeeeeeeee!!!


They're amazing live.

Guurrrgh, WHY do I feel half-drunk half-hungover?

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Jan. 9th, 2009 | 01:41 pm


I've been listening to ABC AM radio (ha, I know) and apparently Alan Brough has gone health-reasons dietary-only-vegan. He had on a female guest who wrote a cookbook called Rock'n'Roll Vegan, and one of the questions he asked her was about whether alcohol is vegan.

Her answer was ridiculous. She mentioned wine being made in animal skins (wha?) and beer containing yeast (you know what's coming) and apparently if you're a ~particularly strict~ vegan you won't eat yeast because "it is technically a living organism". LIKE A CARROT?!

Veganism. Is about animals. Yeast. Is not. An animal. This is year ten biology. And she is a vegan cookbook author, I would expect her to be at least as informed as the general public about what is and isn't vegan. AND she was on the radio, and now everyone who is listening who attended year ten biology will be thinking she is full of nonsense and may extrapolate this to veganism generally.

Hmm, I am determined to never actually call a call-in show, but I had to send this as an SMS:

"Hi Alan, please remind your cookbook author guest that yeast is a fungus and not an animal, so yeast is therefore VEGAN. Also, she did not mention the issue of many wines being fined using egg, dairy and fish products. The Vegetarian Network Victoria website at VNV.org.au lists vegan alcohol."

Edit: Also she spoke about hormones and antibiotics in dairy production and apparently loads of people have been SMSing/calling in about THAT (dairy farmers saying they do use antibiotics but not hormones).

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Nov. 9th, 2008 | 10:35 pm

We have couch surfers staying with us at the moment.

They're so damn cute!

They're a couple, from Belgium, and both 23 years old. They're here just for tonight and tomorrow night.

Yay foreigners! I want to pinch their cheeks, but I think that would be too forward.

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Oct. 20th, 2008 | 12:49 pm

Photos from the vegan BBQ potluck I went to yesterday!

The fruit salad not-on-skewers was my contribution (the strawbs had a balsamic-agave dressing), and I also made a homemade BBQ sauce, but it wasn't spectacular, just like bought bottled BBQ sauce really.

More updates from me, about house etc., to come.

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Sep. 28th, 2008 | 09:46 pm

Aw. I went here: The Anonymous Message Server, and the second message I entered was:

"Consider going vegan."

(Don't worry, my first message was less predictable!).

This is what I got back:

"Make positive change in the world. Don't support cruelty. Eat more vegetables. Take a trip to an animal shelter or slaughter house.

Educate yourself."

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From the Aduki Vegan Bake-Off

Aug. 20th, 2008 | 05:59 pm

Under the cut, just a few pictures from the Aduki-organised Vegan Bake-Off event I attended, held August 9th...Collapse )

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Jul. 18th, 2008 | 04:40 pm

I'm on my local council's B'Arts (community arts) mailing list and this was listed amongst the July events:

Event | Monday 28 July 2008 at 6:30pm
Ethics Cafe: Is Speciesism Justified?

Readings Hawthorn: 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Free monthly event.
Enquiries - 9819 1917


I've never heard of the "Ethics Café" before, and a Google search didn't turn anything up, so I don't know what format this will be in?

Then there's the 2008 Janine Haines Lecture, by Peter Singer ("Animal Welfare and Environmental Ethics: Parallels and Divergences").

And I've just realised that I missed this event that was on yesterday afternoon (as part of the State of Design festival):

Afternoon Tea 17th Thursday
AFTERNOON TEA: 3.00-5.00

Professor Peter Singer (contemporary philosopher, author and professor of bioethics)

The Ethics of What We Eat: Nothing affects the surface of the earth, and the sentient beings living on it, more than the way we produce our food. This session explores the ethical issues raised by our food choices.

Oh well, it was a bit pricey anyway, and hey I don't want PS to think I'm y'know, stalking him or nothin' ;)

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Feb. 22nd, 2008 | 02:58 pm

Not house broken :(((

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Post, the first.

Apr. 9th, 2006 | 07:24 pm

My journal/account is primarily for commenting and/or community participation purposes, I don't know that I'll make posting a habit.

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