Vegetarian vs. Vegan
painted4lady
More so than recently, it's as if I was pregnant and experiencing morning sickness. Certain foods have been upsetting my stomach. The thought of milk, cheese or pretty much any dairy product, kind of disgusts the living shit out of me. When I became a full time vegetarian, I did it not because I was prejudice against the meat industry or because of animal cruelty, but my debilitating condition, GRAVES' DISEASE, prevents my stomach from properly digesting meat in a "normal" fashion.

Now since becoming vegan this past summer, partially due to lack of money and secondly bored with just being a vegetarian, I thought to myself... why not delve into a full on spectrum of no meat products at all. These past few weeks, my sense of smell has heightened and cheese, dairy, even eggs gross me out so much so that I want to literally throw the *expletive* up. Kind of sick and tired of people asking, "Well did the doctor tell you to be this way?". My answer should be, "Yes, actually the Indian pediatrician that I saw for 12 years plus worked for briefly said stay away from cheese because it is making you very, very sick". This was probably what induced the GRAVES' DISEASE within me. Cheddar Cheese used to be my favorite, but the iodine content is extremely high.

It's interesting, how folks look at people with bulimic and anorexic conditions, they feel sorry for them and wonder why they control their eating habits the way they do. Then get all pissed off at me like I should do, what they do and not really take into account of my food intake or how I want to eat. Might not have the highest IQ on the block or a college degree, but what I do know is, myself. A long time ago, I was sitting in the bedroom of an old acquaintance with a mutual friend of ours AT THE TIME carrying with me in my purse, two packs of cigarettes. One pack of Capri Lights and the other was a soft box of Camel Non filtered cigarettes. I looked at Ben and he asked me "Why?" I replied, "Well do I want to live or do I want to die" or something to that respect. That night in New Brunswick almost ten years was the LAST TIME I spoke with Ben, but those words, that question, stuck with me for the rest of my life. Probably always will.

The cigarettes, a metaphor in kind of the same way... I could eat meat and watch as my condition fizzle away and take a whole bunch of pharmaceutical drugs or stay away from the things that are making me sick to begin with. Live a more natural, lifestyle type way. So, no, I will probably never go back to eating meat or consuming dairy, eggs, anything to that extent because it makes me really sick. Doesn't mean again that I have a problem with meat eaters, those that hunt there own food, kill animals, wear leather products (I do), raise animals, or slaughter them.

There is a documentary that everyone should watch. In a lot of cultures it is tradition to learn to kill your own dinner, skin it and consume or prey. That's not how I was brought up. To some, though, it is important and I would never want to take that custom away from them. Anyway, CU-Denver's Star movie house at the Tivoli hosted a Navajo pageant winner and a viewing of a documentary of what it takes to become a Navajo beauty queen. Check it out. It's a good one.

Maybe I should form my own religion or create a new group of followers that believe in vegetables, grains, and fruits as the most essential elements of life. Yah, probably not, but it's a good thought ...... Right?



October 8, 2011 8:40pm

It's a game of red vs green... blue vs yellow...
painted4lady
Back to another color study.

Original: Red and Green Leaf study



Manipulation #1: Slightly Subtracting the Green and Brown Wood-chips



Manipulation #2: Subtracting All But Red



BAAM!: Close Up of Red Leaf



Manipulation #3: Reversing the Red and Green into Blue and Yellow... not quite sure exactly how that did come about...



Manipulation #4: Fuzzyville! Having fun messing with that one ☝... seriously though... Instead of sculpture, psych and therapies... I should go ahead and delve into fiber and make an interesting fabric, line of clothing out of this one photo... . . . . . . ✄





Fun series, anyhow. Maybe next will be green? Or was that my last.. post? If green wasn't than that is what it will be. Otherwise, going to purple or orangge. Always want to "do" orange, but always skip that one. Probably because that is the hardest one for me to really "capture". Guessing purple will be next on the cue, but then again.. haven't really had enough of the green suit quite yet.

So that's a deuce deuce..
painted4lady
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Easy Rider...
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life." - Jack Keruac, On the Road

Today, I'm heading out on a mini road trip. Just me, my car, some needed distractions and a coupe of destinations ... all it takes. This is one section of the American narrative that I love and cherish. Many parts of my countries history are ugly, violent and obtuse. This one is exciting and dusty, and most of all ... kind of romantic.

I've spent almost half my life periodically driving around like this. Whether it be for music, love or adventure. Perhaps that's why too much time in one place gets me itchy, when the little man inside of me freaks out and needs to jump around. Maybe crime rates would drop if everyone had a running car and a good map.

I haven't done this in a couple years. Since Gaslight has gone full time and started traveling over 8 months a year, I seldom find myself very itchy to leave once I get back. Especially since I can afford a livable apartment now. But with the longest stretch of time to myself in 5-6 years, I found my eyes/ears perking up again for something different ... something new.

Anyway, I'm gonna buy a giant cup of coffee, start up the car and get the collected works of Queen shuffling on my Ipod now to begin the mini quest. I hope a hillbilly isn't offended by my long hair and shoots me like Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider. I think I'll be alright though.
Posted by Benny Horowitz at 8:17 AM

Taken from http://ohlookhoworiginal.blogspot.com/2011/09/easy-rider.html#comments

My response #1:

PEACEWINETIME said...
I'm all about road-tripping especially when there is absolutely no destination in mind. A down right dreamer and hopeless romantic always trudging on the idea that everything happens for a reason, all will be okay and fresh air, good music new friends makes life a little better. 10 years ago on the 13th of September, I crashed my first car, in the development where we both used to live. Thought to myself yesterday, hope someone out there in this world makes that bad day into something good. Apparently, it's you doing that. Happy adventuring :)
Leaving with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjykrjAS5bQ&ob=av2e
September 14, 2011 10:42 PM

My response #2:
PEACEWINETIME said...
Hopefully, not to end up homeless this time around. Love from another crazy stalker wanting to follow in the footsteps, almost in a disciplinary way, from a group that I feel like might change the course of history. The Gaslight Anthem has a very positive outlook, extremist standpoint on life, but at the same time, maybe I still need to follow my own heart and keep working on improving my relationships with those around instead of constantly wanting to be like them, doing what they are doing and not burning bridges with those around me. (Worst sentence ever, I know- sorry about that one)


Tomorrow, there are no plans for me, just a longing to breathe, feel free, shed that skin, for just a day, a night, an hour or two would be great, but until then, maybe my job isn't over on this earth quite yet. There probably still is a lot to accomplish, dream about, and hope for... but as GOD would like to put it, Sunday is a day for rest... not just for me but for everyone else too that believes in a higher power out there.


Probably should just make some plans tomorrow to see a shrink and really work through and resolve some of these built up imaginary issues that keep filling my brain, consuming my life and causing people around me to feel negative about my life and their own. Seeking counseling is not always a bad thing. Even just to let loose those inner emotions, causing chaos, coming to terms with a battle that was brought on from a previous life existence, should be dealt with, and especially with the combination of medications really makes not only one person feel better, but almost like an entire race of people feel better. Well at least to project more positive vibrations. (Starting to dig this constant run-on sentences, yet?)

On the other hand, however, coming too terms with who you are as a person. Really delving inside and doing some soul searching, figuring out who you are, how you want to be and act for the rest of your life in a very natural sort of way, is also a cool decision too go with. Like my choices to become straight edge, vegan, a lesbian, but continue to remain sexual inactive.

There is so much more to life than sitting behind a computer, getting into hardcore fights with my mother, and complaining about how I always am feeling sensitive to life's daily occurrences. Become a doctor, think for yourself, become a teacher, a social worker, look to friends and family members for help, start relying on your judgement instead of letting others push you around, be a scientist, a lawyer, a musician, an author, the world has no limitations if you just apply and be true to yourself.

For the rest of my life, I will feel like a caged in animal, with no hopes, dreams or aspirations and going nowhere fast with my life. Believing in myself only gets so far. If I had time, patience, energy and money, maybe then life would make me a nun.

My exes would LOVE that, so she turned into a lesbian nun. I think they would look at themselves and be like, F*$( where did we go wrong? That would mean then baptism would have to happen and I would have to get over the fact that people drink and pray at the same time... Don't get it. Have to admit, though I love the expression, "Send thee to the nunnery". Like it's that easy. Like it is the French Revolution time era. As if someone else has the right to judge someone, or look at the book jacket without turning from page one to THE END.
October 2, 2011 8:59 PM

Writer's Block: Shhh… Don’t tell
painted4lady
<lj-template name="qotd" id="2846" lang="en_L Yes, from many, many people. Friends, ex-friends, family, ex-family, foes, soul mates, lovers, time holders, future friends, future coworkers, future foes, future lovers, and future family members. Why? Because nobody brings up the subject. Is it a necessity to share information that might not be relevant or presumed as crucial to those who really might not thing that Live Journal is interesting.

LET'S TALK ABOUT GREEN
painted4lady
LEMON-LIME DIVORCE GREEN



UNRIPENED BANANA SKIN GREEN



DARKER VERSION OF.UNRIPENED BANANA SKIN GREEN




SUNSET PEACE SIGN LIGHT SAGE PLANT GREEN




YELLOW AND GREEN. DO NOT CREATE MAUVE GREEN



TRUE WHITE RUSSIAN SAGE GREEN



WALMART ARMY FATIGUE CAMOUFLAGED GREEN



SUNFLOWER TOPPER GREEN NIGHT CAP GREEN


Writer's Block: World Vegetarian Awareness Month
painted4lady
What's your favorite vegetarian meal?
One that a vegan would eat.

Writer's Block: World Vegetarian Awareness Month
painted4lady
What's your favorite vegetarian meal?
One that a vegan would eat.

Should have just taken a picture of my eye(s) and left it at that. :-P
painted4lady
CALIFORNIA AWNING SEA BLUE-GREEN



TEA LEAF PINE NEEDLE BLUE-GREEN


GRANDMA'S CASINO HAT BLUE-GREEN



ELEPHANT KARMA SUTRA BLUE-GREEN



SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE BLUE-GREEN



09/28/11 12:33am

Today is all about Orraange! 09/27/2011 12:58am Tuesday
painted4lady
SUNSET ORANGE ALONG THE WESTERN HORIZON SKY



BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY ORANGE ACROSS FROM STARBUCKS WITH BLUE PENCIL AND NOIR RIPPING OF PAPER



WELCOME TO KANSAS CITY PLAZA CREAM SICKLE ORANGE





ORANGE-ORANGE




ORANGE-ORANGE ORANGE WITH BLUE AND YELLOW FOUNTAIN TILES AND NOIR FOUNTAIN ANGELS (?)




TIME TO EAT ORANGE-ORANGE ORANGE




ORANGE-ORANGE ORANGE ALL GONE! NOTHING LEFT BUT A LEMON-ORANGE RIND




FIRST LAW OF PHYSICS ORANGE



back to the digital record color wheel
painted4lady
CHEVY TRUCK YELLOW




INVITATIONAL SNAIL-MAIL YELLOW



DEAD END LEMON YELLOW



DEER HIDE YELLOW



DANDELION PETAL AND HONEY BEETLE STRIPED NOIR YELLOWSo

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DROID DRUM KIT APP CAUTION YELLOW



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