It had been a great couple of days at our a summit. Lots of ideas were exchanged, new ideas were formulated, a couple of Kumbaya moments. It was great.
Then the subject of concept came up from the one at the end of the loaf, that small half crumbled old piece of toast that should be ignored. In a cruel, backhanded, passive aggressive way he once again inferred that I was incompetent because no good concepts have been created by any of our students, ever and its all my fault. He’s wrong and he’s not worth the breath I’m wasting thinking of him and his vileness.
With all the evil in the world, petty crap at work from a tiny, small, full of himself for no apparent reason “man” is no longer on my radar. This Extra Toastee girl is signing off.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me (so I won’t punch him in his scrawny puckered face).
Merry Christmas one and all and to all a good night
Spur of the moment. Do it. Get the idea and just jump. Don’t think about it, just go.
Today was a day of strong, amazing women and I got to see both of them at the spur of the moment. Sitting in my cubicle grading, bored, I see Gloria Steinem is speaking at the University of Central Florida, so I jump out of my cubie and drive to UCF. Steinem was so inspiring. “I’m not going to pass my torch, I’m going to use it to light others.” Everyone should get out and vote. Every vote DOES count. If you don’t vote, you just give your life away. Get out and vote. If you do I’ll make you toast…cinnamon swirl toast with some Earth Balance Spread.
Second strong woman of the day: my friend Mandy. She is teaching 10 classes with 380 students and that makes her strong and amazing. I would make her toast but it needs to be vegan toast. First I’ll make her bread from scratch and then toast it. Spread pineapple all over it. She deserves it because she is a good friend.
Third strong woman of the day: Ani DiFranco. That tiny lady can rock an acoustic guitar like no other. Most incredible live music I’ve seen in months. I would make her toast points that she could use as guitar picks.
This was an amazing day. October 19, 2012
Just type. Just write words on a page. I saw a room today at the Polasek Museum that would make a perfect writing room for me. I need to fix my space. My writing room is also Bailey’s room, our old cat who rarely leaves the room and refuses to die. Maybe I just have to rearrange. Desk in front of window facing the park. Then maybe I will just write.
I have four script treatments to work up, one for a film, one for an animated series, one for a video game and one more short film.Is it good to go revisit old work and see if there something there to salvage or just start fresh? I know one fresh idea I want to explore is the crazy girl chef show “I Gotta Be the Next” because I can’t have Chef Ramsey hug me in two dreams and have it mean nothing. He’s very encouraging, so thanks, Gordon.
Well there it is. I wrote. May try to do this each day.this may not be toast, but when you’re toasted at a three day music festival, this beauty tastes amazing.
Is it just me or does time keep flying by? Were did the summer go? It’s halfway through September and all I can think about is how busy the next 4 months are going to be: Bodhi’s birthday on Wednesday, our first anniversary (celebration trip with our best people), Halloween, my stepson coming to visit for 2 weeks, Ricki Lee Jones concert, Thanksgiving, Christmas road trip (Florida to New York)…
I think writing about toast will be my new thing that makes me just stop, take a minute for myself. My latest toast obsession has to do with actual toast and what you spread all over it. Sourdough bread from the Winter Park Farmer’s Market toasted and spread with Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread. To me it tastes better than butter and is loaded with Omega 3s. Okay, I just made myself hungry and I have to go make some toast. I think we’re out of sourdough, so regular whole wheat will have to do.
Transitioning my diet to vegan gave me the excuse to buy new cookbooks. I love new cookbooks! I knew the basics of vegan cooking but hadn’t looked for any new recipes in so long. I knew things had changed. The two best books in my opinion are:
Veganomicon (Isa Chandra Moscowitz and Terry Hope Romero) has all your bases covered. From breakfasts, to main dishes, cooking techniques and more, this book gives me a strong foundation and the courage to try new things. I love this book!
The next book I bought was just for fun. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (Isa Chandra Moscowitz and Terry Hope Romero) has 75 vegan cupcakes recipes and I started out with their first simple recipe, Golden Cupcakes. They were awesome! (See previous post).
I can’t wait to try out more new recipes!
Today makes one week of my new Vegan lifestyle. It started out as a health initiative for my lupus but has turned into much more. On the health front, my hands have been pain free for the last 6 days. I stopped eating meat and dairy and my hands stopped hurting. It was amazing how fast the changes took. I made vegan blueberry pancakes and they were SO good.
My baking adventure today included Golden Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache. I wonder if my nieces will like them?
In an effort to write at least 15 minutes a day, I have gone back to blogging (until I actually get back to academic writing). I am working on getting a daily writing habit down, so here’s today’s rant:
This week I rededicated myself to Weight Watchers. I have 13 weeks until Labor Day so I’m going to work towards making the program work over the next 13 weeks. This week I started running…I should say jogging. By jogging I mean my version of jogging. It’s more of a bouncy walk but it definitely feels like I’m doing more than just strolling. I earn 3 exercise points for every 15 minute jog. I actually feel better when I do it. I missed it yesterday because of all the rain so this morning, with my new Nikes on, I hit the pavement. Not sure if it was the day off, the new sneakers or the fact that I’m really tired, I couldn’t do the 15 minute run so instead I ran for about 8 minutes then walked for 15 minutes and then finished up with a 2 minute jog. I always feel accomplished when I do that: get up off my fat butt and move!
I want to try to get to the gym this weekend. If I could go for just 30 minutes of weight training on the machines I know it would help. I’m not only doing this to look better but it’s mostly for health reasons. If I lose 20-30 pounds it will ease my lupus flares, keep me off cholesterol medication, maybe get me off the high blood pressure medicine and help my heart. When you have a friend from high school, an athlete, who has a massive coronary and barely survives, you realize you’re not 19 anymore. If I feel better, I am better and as a newlywed, I want to be the best I can be for myself and my husband. No more excuses!
I said this before, I written about this before, to no avail. I have to make this a priority and I have to make it work. Life isn’t going to wait for me, it’s about to pass me by, so I must keep with it.
Sticking with the exercise part will help me stick with the food part. I know what I should and shouldn’t eat and with Weight Watchers, my leader Karen and my new buddy Fiona along with Nancy as inspiration, I know I can do it.
Plus…I have these cute new sneakers!