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Play Some Bingo

This evening I decided to venture out and play some bingo. There was a little troll at the table I was sitting at. Reminded me of the first time I played bingo in Portland (with Mandy) back in October 2015 when I was traveling through from Alaska to Las Vegas....and now I live here.

It's warming up here. I have daffodils in the backyard and buds on a tree that is also in my yard. Cold at night though still. And now you have gotten the local weather and botany report.
It is bedtime for me now. Goodnight.

My Office

I volunteer at a cultural center and this is my office on Mondays. It is quiet and very professional. Not that exciting but fun in it's own way. And I get all the free coffee that I want, two cups is enough for me.
And since I got up at 8 15 in the MORNING to make it in to the office by 9 AM I am feeling tired now and it's not even 11 PM. So I think I will go to bed in a bit.

Palindrome Day

Today is palindrome day! 02 02 2020. Doesn't happen too often. Although it was palindrome day, my day was pretty normal, nothing out of the ordinary. Vanilla latte in the morning (more like noon which is morning for me), errands like post office and grocery store in the afternoon and laundry in the evening. It's almost midnight now and I will spend the next few hours reading and relaxing.
I also want to announce that I am a genius (a literary genius), officially. I did a test that consisted of knowing the meaning of 17 words and since I got all 17 right I am a genius. But I knew that already. ;-)
"CONGRATULATIONS! When it comes to words and language you have quite the vocabulary and you may just be a literary genius! You love to read and discuss your ideas with your peers. You are in constant search of meaning through social interaction, media, real-life experiences, and books. Your peers consider you an eloquent and influential speaker. You probably get a standing ovation at least once a week! Splendid work!"
Sounds like an accurate description. Standing ovation at least once a week?
Well of course! Happens all the time, sometimes a few times a day.
Well, I am going to continue my evening now. Paws ❤️.

Meatless Monday

It's Monday.....yeay?! Make this a meatless Monday! I tried a few more plant based products, these ones are from Lightlife.

And since I am on the subject of eating less meat and more veggies and fruit, see for yourself how that could improve your health. And who doesn't want to be healthy? Or healthier at least.
Again....make this a meatless Monday!

Friend's Day

In Finland and Estonia Valentine's Day is also known as Friend's Day, I think that's nice. Friends are very important. Appreciate them.
Four years ago I was sad because I had just went through a very traumatic breakup. Everything felt dark and difficult and I was sad, hurt and traumatized. Rightfully so because what I went through due to another person's callous actions I do not wish on anyone. But time went by and I started feeling better....slowly. It took time. Some people gave me advice that consisted of "go out and get drunk or get laid" but that is so not who I am, that was not even on my radar. Instead I talked to friends (again friends are very important) and sometimes strangers about what I was going through, cried (for months) and read a lot about other people's heartbreaks, healings and life journeys.
Four years later and I am GRATEFUL that I did not end up with a person capable of such cruelty. He was right in one thing that he said, I would not had been happy in his neck of the woods. I definitely do not belong there. Now somebody else can deal with that kind of a twisted, cruel and sick personality mixed up with angry and scary drunken rages. I am GRATEFUL that I don't have to. I could say so much more about this, it would make for a great blog entry, so perhaps one day.
But today I am not going to dwell on the past too much.....instead Happy Friend's Day or Valentine's Day! ❤️
I ate chocolate and had a nice day together with four legged friends and a special person in my life.

Beyond Meat

I am very happy that this year's Golden Globes menu was all vegan. NO meat! YEAY! For all of you that still eat meat and have a difficult time imagining a life without eating meat I have a suggestion for you.....Try Beyond Meat, delicious and healthy! Better for the environment. Better for your health. And no animal had to suffer and die.
From, "A peer-reviewed Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) conducted by the University of Michigan compared the environmental impact of the Beyond Burger to a ¼ lb. U.S. beef burger. The result? A Beyond Burger uses significantly less water, land, energy, and generates fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGE) than a beef burger."
I don't eat meat and that includes chicken and fish (for some reason some people seem to think that chicken and fish are not animals and always ask me if I eat that. NO I don't). The only time I am slightly tempted to take a bite of something with meat is when I am inside a Polish Deli and smell a sausage called Kabanosy. I grew up eating that and my mouth salivates when I smell it. Other than that NO I do not miss eating meat, chicken, fish and other creatures from the ocean whatsoever.
To be precise I eat a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet which means I eat dairy product and eggs. I am looking into ways to cut down my dairy consumption with other alternatives and as far as eggs go that is not even a weekly thing for me. My last two egg cartons came from a local place where the hens live their life without being confined to suffering in an egg factory.
When random people sometimes get into discussions with me about how they have to eat meat because their body needs it and bla bla bla I just feel that they are stuck in their backwards non forward close-minded ways of thinking with no ability to even want to try something different or change. They have been fed hamburgers and steak since childhood and that is what they are used to. But for all the open-minded people, check out Beyond Meat next time you are shopping for food and try that instead of meat.