I’m new to tumblr, and it seems pretty cool. I’ll be dumping all my sketches and other stuff here. If you have an account on any one of these websites, contact me! I’ll list my profiles.
Youtube (nothing uploaded yet): http://www.youtube.com/user/DoodleGodzilla?feature=mhee
I probably have more accounts but can’t remember them XD
Okay here’s a post with some links to good books, blogs, videos etc. I’ve created a separate page for it here. It’s a work in progress and I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few so if there’s anything you’d like to see added, just send me a message. I’ve activated anonymous asks unless the douchbag parade moves in on it, so if you’re shy but want to say or ask something, now’s your time.
Some of these aren’t vegan related but all are definitely worth watching - they’re either nutrition based, vegan based or environmentally based.
The Gerson Method (full video)
Food Matters (full video)
The Beautiful Truth (full video)
Got the Facts on Milk? ($5.99 to stream)
Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
Forks Over Knives
Vegan info websites (if you have more please send them)
Vegetarian Network Victoria (but suited to Australians in general. Is very useful to vegans - has some great info on commonly asked things such as refined sugar and so on)
Food blogs/ websites
(okay some of these are now defunct but you can still trawl their archives for great recipes and info. Most of them are vegan but some are raw - I haven’t separated them because we could all do with more raw in our lives - raw vegan or not!)
Chocolate Covered Katie
Free Easy Vegan Recipes
Oh She Glows
Happy Go Lucky Vegan
That’s So Vegan
Easy as Vegan Pie
Go Vegan Meow
Hell Yeah it’s Vegan
Post Punk Kitchen
Seitan is My Motor
The Gluttonous Vegan
The Hardcore Herbivore
The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur
The Vegan Mouse
The Veggie Gal
Weekly Vegan Menu
Fit Vegan 4 Life
Vegan Yum Yum
and one of my favourites - The Vegan Stoner
Also, don’t forget you can always search for ‘vegan’ on flickr, facebook, tastespotting and foodgawker for even MORE food ideas. Check out the blogrolls of your favourite vegan bloggers to get even more. I like to keep my intake small but there’s a lot out there, the internet is jam packed full of inspiration these days. I haven’t included tumblrs because it’s pretty easy to find them yourself, but if you want me to add a list of my favourites then let me know.
books with an * are ones I haven’t bought or read yet
80-10-10 by Douglas Graham
Go Fruit Yourself by Freelee
Becoming Raw (this one is great even if you are just vegan/ transitioning to raw or vegan - it’s got so much good nutritional info in it)
Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen - Ani Phyo
The Vegan Table (quite a few recipes on her site as well!)
Vegan With a Vengeance
La Dolce Vegan - Sarah Kramer
Get It Ripe - Jay Steele*
Vegan Soul Kitchen - Bryant Terry*
Rebar Modern Food Cookbook (can’t remember if this is vegan but it has a lot of vegan friendly or easily adapted recipes that I’ve really loved)
Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites by Celine Steen*
Forks Over Knives - Gene Stone
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (I have issues with it but it seems to have a positive effect on people’s meat-eating habits).
The China Study - Colin Campbell
The Ethics of What We Eat - Peter Singer*
Vegan for Life - Jack Norris*
The Raw Secrets - Patenaude, Frederic*
i’ve only been to 2 yoga classes my entire life. the first was a few years ago at my local WSC with one of my childhood BFFs. we basically laughed the entire class because we thought someone tooted. so mature, i know. fast forward another few years and i’m at a “yoga party” at the home of one of my mom’s hippie friends. it was a saturday afternoon and i was still drunk/really hungover from the night before and ended up falling asleep during the closing meditation. oops.
and now fast forward to today and my first hot yoga class ever. i don’t find bodily noises that funny anymore (actually that’s a lie) and i’m sober so, i’m really hoping third time’s a charm - i did buy a 10-class package, after all. anyways, i don’t know any positions but i’ve got my hot pink mat and matching towel ready to go and lord knows i’ve been drinking tons of water the past 2 days (read: running to the bathroom every 20 minutes). any other last minute tips? best yoga advice? slash HELP! i’m clueless .. and kinda scared.
Six People You Meet at FNM
Usually found playing budget decks containing draft all-stars, these players are often just jamming every rare they can fit into their deck. We love these guys. They do stuff like ruffle shuffle mythic rare cards without sleeves and offer to trade you their Snapcaster Mages for your Darksteel Plates because they “don’t play blue” (I was made this offer, no lie.) It can be so tempting to take advantage of these guys, either through ridiculous trades or by withholding information from them about the game to get easy wins. We all like winning, and we all like getting good value out of our trades, but get real guys: new players are essential to the Magic community. Be nice. Help them learn. We were all n00bs at one point, and we had guys who were jerks, and guys who were super helpful and made us want to learn more and do better. Be that second guy.
Good n00b: Asks questions and is eager to learn.
Bad n00b: Gives up.
Make friends with: The Competitor.
Watch out for: The Trader.
The Hyper Geek
Okay, we’re playing Magic the Gathering. We are all geeks. But we all know at least one guy that makes everyone else in the shop look normal by comparison. For this guy, Magic is something to do between games of Warhammer and Dungeons and Dragons. For this guy, Magic is “light gaming.” This guy is usually more interested in card art and cool combos than efficiency and manna curves. This guy can vary from “more fun to be around than Chuck E. Cheese at your 8th birthday party” to “so annoying I want to throw up just so I have something to plug my ears with.”
Good Hyper Geek: Comes up with crazy ideas for new decks.
Bad Hyper Geek: Talks about how other games are better than magic.
Make friends with: Other Hyper Geeks.
Watch out for: The Only Girl.
The magic equivalent of buying a red sports car is playing an excessive amount of foil and full art cards. From play mats to strange life counter contraptions, nothing is too expensive or too ridiculously flashy for The Moneybags. Watch out for these guys, as they usually end up buying decks straight off the internet, and have some pretty powerful cards. These guys usually have jobs, however, and don’t always have as much time to practice as some other players.
Good Moneybags: Shares their toys.
Bad Moneybags: Is over protective of their property.
Make Friends With: The Trader
Watch out for: The Competitor
More aware than anyone that TCG means Trading Card Game, the trader usually has four or more trade binders which are color coded and divided by format. Though he always has the SCG Mobile app at the ready, he usually doesn’t need it as he has the price of every relevant standard card memorized, and checks daily for updates. Some traders are good guys and will make sure that both ends of the trade end up about equal, but some traders will try and pressure or confuse you to make a quick buck. Remember, you never have to trade with anyone! If you’re ever trading with someone and they are not okay with looking up card prices, you should probably not trade with that person.
Good Trader: Is very organized and fair
Bad Trader: Is just out to make a quick buck.
Make Friends With: The Moneybags
Watch out for: Other Traders
The Only Girl
Nine times out of ten, her boyfriend is there.
Good Girl: Comes to FNM.
Bad Girl: Doesn’t come to FNM.
We all like winning games, but the competitor NEEDS to win games. This guy spends every minute between rounds discussing card advantage and manna ratios with whoever will listen, and their mood is usually indicative of their win loss ratio. You can be sure the Competitor has scrutinized over every “top deck” online, and knows what they have to do to beat each one. It’s easy for competitors to get caught up in winning and prizes, but the most important part of FNM for a good competitor is practicing their deck and strategy against those of others. Competitors need to be extra careful at FNMs, as it can be very easy to get too serious. FNMs are not Pro Tours. Sportsmanship is a big deal here.
Good Competitor: Wins with grace and learns from losses.
Bad Competitor: Lets their emotions get the better of them.
Make Friends with: The n00b
Watch out for: Other Competitors
Cops and firemen and tattoos, oh my!
This old lady went down to Ye Ol’ CrossFit today for round 2 of the 1-on-1 session. I appreciate that some of my other CF n00bs (chrysti and newidentity) are already WODin’ it up, but this is just how my place works and how my schedule worked out. I get to start on Monday, though!
Today my trainer basically said to me, “Holy shit, that was awesome. Only 30% of the people in this gym can do those.”
What is my magical talent, you ask? Hand stand push-ups.
Today we finished up going over some barbell moves. I can’t for the life of me remember it all. The names blur together. It mostly had to do with snatch variations.
After that, we reviewed mostly body weight workouts:
- pull-ups and their variations
- knees to elbows (I can almost do 2)
- toes to bar (I can do these! I did a happy dance)
- ring push-ups
- ring dips
- ring muscle ups
- hand stand push-ups
- sit-ups using that lumbar pad thing
- sit-ups using that thing you hook your feet under
- jumping rope and the benefits of learning double unders (if you can’t do them, you have to do 3 singles for every double)
- kettlebells - swings, snatches and cleans
- push-up variations (basic, hands up, clapping)
Fireman trainer guy was super pleased at what my current fitness level is coming in to start CrossFit and said that I am already ahead of a lot of people who start. Confidence level +1 today!
Visited their 2nd location today and it is much more awesome and bigger than the first place I visited. There were also tons of firemen, cops and tattooed hipster people. I’ll keep my tattoos under wraps so I don’t have to prove myself just yet. I mean come on, hand stand push-ups AND tattoos? Their eyes might burn out of their skulls looking at all that old-school awesome.