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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recon of a Recycle (Gamer Edition)(pix crazy) on: April 04, 2009 07:30:32 PM
I see something from Diablo.  This makes me very happy.
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Thinking Spring...few new flower barrettes on: April 04, 2009 07:15:11 PM
Those are so happy and springy and I love that they have buttons in the middle.   I really like your hair color too. =]
13  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 4/1/09 - Macrame is Back-rame! on: April 01, 2009 08:56:42 AM
This is hilliarious.  Can we start a support group from those blinded by the background?
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: I love buttons and here is some photographic evidence for it on: March 30, 2009 12:35:57 PM
I love the first and last pictures the most.  I think pictures of buttons will get any craftster excited. Yay buttons!
15  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: what do you wish people told you before you became a vegetarian/vegan on: March 22, 2009 01:34:19 PM
I wish someone would have told me about all those random foods you would never expect to find disgusting meat products in, like frosting, marshmallows, refried beans, pretty much every soup ever, and candy.  There is no reason there has to be connective tissue in gummy bears.  Its weird and I wish I would have found out sooner.

I also wish I would have known that everyone will become instantly worried about my protein intake.  People that would have never cared about what I ate, until I told them I don't eat animal products, now suddenly care.   If I was eating nothing but cake and bacon before, they wouldn't have said anything, but when they find out I'm eating healthy their worried.

Even though it wouldn't have made me change my decision, I would have liked to know that most people will not respect my decision, and people will associate me with PETA.  I'm not part of peta, and I don't support some of the things they do, but when someone finds out about something crazy they did, its suddenly my fault and they expect me to defend them.

It would have been easier to start if I would have known how easy it is, and how much the people that really matter to me, like my best friend, boyfriend, and parents support my decision.  My boyfriend has even become a vegetarian and my mom is slowly getting there. 

Re-fried beans almost always contain lard, especially from fast food and restaurants. 

People who are not vegan/vegetarian are almost always curious, and can be very respectful.  But some of them are pushy and say things like "god put animals here for me to eat" and "I'll eat twice as much meat now that you're not"   I assume this ignorance stems from insecurity, or lack of education on the matter. 

I wish I would have known that since becoming vegan, I've learned to like so many more foods I hated before.  I now eat bananas, cantelope, spinach, broccoli, and quite a few other fruits and veggies that I never liked before.  Its so easy to cook for my self now, and even make things that omnivores will eat as well. 

I also wish I would have known that I actually feel healthy, never get sick, am never tired during the day for no reason, I have more energy, and I'm just plain happier.  I would have changed my eating habits earlier if I knew it would impact my health this much. 

**About the raising vegan/vegetarian kids, I plan on raising mine that way, and I think it would be irresponsible to feed them food that I know would be unhealthy.  Sure, they can have some candy, which is unhealthy, but I'm not feeding my kids rotting flesh laced with hormones, that comes from tortured animals. 
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: She Blinded Me With Science - SignUps 3/14 - 3/28 on: March 21, 2009 09:39:38 AM
I would love to sign up for a summer version of this swap, I'm just too busy with school right now.  Will there be one?
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Decemberists! on: March 02, 2009 08:26:53 PM
thanks! It was originally screenprinted, but I did most of it by hand actually. 

I'm working on posting pictures.  I can't find my usb cable!
18  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Rose pendants on: February 28, 2009 08:25:53 AM
The skull pendants remind me of Day of the Dead!

I really like theses.
19  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Celebrate with explicit language! on: February 28, 2009 08:24:37 AM
The flowers are really nice looking and I love the "fuck cancer" expression!

20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Decemberists Swap (Send by 2/19/09) on: February 27, 2009 02:18:46 PM
I can't find the link to the gallery for some reason =[  Can someone post it please?

This was an awesome swap.  My partner put a lot of work into her package and everything came out great!
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