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I just got Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale by Henrik Drescher in the mail today. I love thHubert the pudgeis book. It’s for kids (yes, yet another thing for children.) I had it in my amazon.com shopping cart for a very long time and then I saw a review at Books by it’s Cover and I was afraid there would be a run on the book. So I got copy. I think it’s one of the most adorable books ever.
Perhaps tomorrow I will find out if I can have that sweet dark nectar again- I mean chocolate when I see the cardiologist. It’s been over a month without chocolate and I miss it. It’s the only thing that makes life worth living. I’m exaggerating but it’s pretty darn good. If I can have chocolate, I will be making a giant cake. Yum yum.
I’ve been listening to Peter and the Wolf. So I leave you with this:

Wool 100%

My poor husband is sick and hasn’t left our humble abode for two days. It smells like sick folk. But I did get to watch Wool 100%. Somehow it made me very sad and happy at the same time. I loved it.

Tonight we watched Pan’s Labyrinth. It’s so freakin’ gory. I still liked it a lot. I always see movies like five years later. After work today I went to the library and I saw a bunch of Obama posters up in a window. I got really excited, pulled over and ran into the building. My prize… Shepard Fairey’s Obama Poster (not the one on the site– the one below). I love it!

 

obama poster
Anyway, tomorrow is crochet for cancer night. I’m exciting about it but super tired. I’ve been listening to Emilie Simon. So I leave you with this.

 

I finally updated the etsy shop. I have to stop myself from handmade goodies from artisans everyday at Etsy. Another place that has all of my money is Ten Thousand Villages or as Amber and I call it “the villages”. It’s particularly difficult not to go there because I work and live only a few blocks away from the Chestnut Hill shop on Germantown Avenue. I love that I have found such lovely objects there. I have this bowl and the matching tea pot (after I broke ours), baking dish (which they don’t sell anymore) and five-piece serving set (a wedding gift).
Bowl
Anyway, I just need to get a grip on spending money in there. Also, I saw these mittens at Purl Bee and I want them so badly. Crystal, you know you’re going to making these for my birthday, right?
purl bee mittens
I rediscovered my Magnetic Fields 69 love songs . I haven’t listened for years. Lately, I can’t get enough. I leave you with this video.

After swimming today I went to Target. I haven’t been there in a very long time just because I usually shop at the local shops but I was in desperate need of a swim cap. My hair is way too long not to use one. Anyway, while I was there I saw these really cute shirts with Mr. Happy on them for babies and they were made in the USA (I know that doesn’t guarantee a fair wage). They were super cute. Then I started looking around for other things I could get for my very cute nephew. I couldn’t believe how expensive all the plastic crap for babies is. I ended not getting anything for him at Target- I just can’t bring myself to shop there or buy plastic. I guess that’s good thing. But I am sending him Old Turtle, Frog and Toad, and The Bee Tree.

After seeing the expensive stuff there, I’m so happy that I love thrift stores. I have a collection of baby blankets now (I know I’m crazy and I don’t actually have a baby). San Juan loves the yellow, turquoise and white zig-zag one. I should probably buy less stuff but they’re all hand-knitted and the first one I ever bought was 50 cents. I think when I actually have children most of their stuff will be thrifted, I mean, they grow so darn fast. I also have a Pyrex obsession.

blankets

I also don’t have enough space in my kitchen for yrex. I actually have it piled up everywhere. I have three sets of Pyrex nesting bowl not pictured too.

cabinets

pyrex.jpg

And earlier this week Dizzy thought he should help vacuum. But he couldn’t figure it out. And he’s scared of the vacuum when it’s on.
Boy, do I wish I was in Ohio write now. I just read on Brooklyn Vegan that Win Butler, Will Butler, Regine Chassagne and Jeremy Gara of the Arcade Fire will be playing a free concert on Sunday, March 2nd at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio in support of Barack Obama’s bid for the Democratic nomination.
Obama has a Posse

The other day at work I was looking for a new incentive for our members (I work at non-profit and our members get products for joining…like t-shirts). I wanted something recycled, organic, fair trade, sweat-shop free. While I was looking I found this cool place, The Working World.

Working World

They tell you exactly where the money from sales go to for each product and give a fair wage to workers. I wish every company would do this. And I love their polka dot blouse. I am definitely getting one. And a pair of the Raw Alpargatas.

Polka Dot Blouse

As for the Triathlon, I am at 38% of my goal right now. If you’re inclined to give a tax deductible contribution please visit my site to help fight leukemia. Tonight I bike, tomorrow swim and then bike again on Sunday, plus yoga. In other news, my sewing class that was canceled last week due to snow will resume tonight but my crochet class was canceled- after I drove all the way to the Northeast (another country, almost). I leave you with this video … I love this. She’s Thao Nguyen.

This is the vegan pizza (and subs) shop I was telling Crystal about. It looks sooo cool and they want to franchise in Philly. Can we do it?

There’s a real lack of vegan places here. There are places that have vegan food like Kingdom of Vegetarians (KOV) , they also own New Harmony and there’s Govinda’s. But they’re not anywhere near Mt. Airy. C’mon, Mt. Airy Vegans!