Monday, August 28, 2017

San Diego Festival of Books

The 1st SD Festival of Books was a little great event! Lots of authors, local independent bookstores and I scored these lovely books! I wish I had more time to talk to local authors. But I already volunteered for Mercy for Animals 4 hours before I got to look around.
But I did meet Drew Andrews at the Verbatim booth. He signed his first novel (horror short tales) for me, I was gone by the time I read on his book that he is a local musician who has played with The Album Leaf and other bands.
http://sdcitybeat.com/music/notes-from-the-smoking-patio/drew-andrews-announces-debut-novel/
The Vegan recipes books with Morrissey and Nick Cave are funny, recipes are based on song titles, my favorite is Moz arguing with the Cookie Monster over a vegan cookie :D
Can't wait to read David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish on working on film projects.
The James Patterson was for my neighbor Mike
.
I highly recommend you to visit Verbatim books in North Park!

Also I volunteered with Mercy for Animals! We did Paid-Per-View video viewing.
Where we pay people $1 to watch a video on Factory Farming and how Animals suffer and are killed for food :( I do hope more people become vegan after watching the video, many are shocked!

It was a great Saturday in San Diego!

My little collection of books from the San Diego Festival of Books, cat not included, she is my Frau Kitty

Vegan recipes inspired by vegan music icons, Morrissey and Nick Cave

David Lynch book on creativity

Some of my vegan friends volunteering at Mercy for Animals

This man is already vegan, he loves banned books and vegan food!

This family wants to go vegan after seeing the suffering of animals for food

People seeing the horrors of factory farming

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Del Mar Racetrack Kills Horses

This was a good weekend!
I got to protest #DelMar racetrack, where horses beaten & abused,
and killed for $$$. See my dear vegan activists friends.
Have great vegan meals (Jimbo's & Plantpower Fast food in Encinitas.
And read books & magazines + tv.
If you don't think Horse Racing is cruel, read this article:
www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/03/the-ugly-truth-about-horse-racing/284594/

Protest at Del Mar Racetrack August 19, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2017

The year of the orange covers.

The year of the orange covers.
Bonus points if you know how The Underground Railroad (book) on slavery in the USA is linked to Kim Gordon's biographic book Girl in a Band. They are both great books. The Underground Railroad by brilliant Colson Whitehead should be a required reading in American schools.


OK,
here is how they relate...

Sonic Youth is on the Acknowledgements of The Underground Railroad, Kim Gordon was one of the wonderful 4 members of Sonic Youth, one of my favorite bands ever. Worth mentioning that David Bowie and Prince are on the acknowledgements too.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Staying home

I have been sick for a couple of days
Diverticulitis
This weekend, I stayed home
Reading and spending time with the cats
And binge-watching TV
Little patio

Herr Gato and his plant

Frau Kitty

Frau Kitty uses the stairs to get to the top of her house

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Close to my heart

I keep my cats close to my heart
Every day, all the time
Love you Frau Kitty und Herr Gato
Two cats pendant

Frau Kitty in peaches box

Herr Gato enjoying the court yard

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Friend and neighbor Mike

My neighbor Mike has been really sick since Friday.
My mom and I had to call the paramedics.
He has pneumonia and I feared for his life.
He has no family and just 1 friend apart from me.
All weekend and Monday night I thought he would die.
He didn’t want to eat at all.
Yesterday, after I saw the beautiful page
from the calendar my friend Izabela gave me,
about Miracles, I prayed for him all day at work.
When I went to see him yesterday evening,
he was much better!
He ate solid food and smiled
at the stuffed Gato I got him.
I do believe in miracles and the power of positive thinking.
So thankful he is OK.
Can’t wait to see him again tonight
to see how much he has recovered
while I am at work.

Mike feeling better and Gato taking care of him
Page of Louis Hay calendar

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

San Diego Botanical Garden

actually in Encinitas,
spent a wonderful day with my mom.

Glad I posted before the end of June,
most come back dear blog.

The San Diego Botanical Garden
is a beautiful place!
I dreamed of the strangely beautiful
African trees, the exotic plants from Hawaii
and the strength of New Zealand leaves.

I dream of walking there again!





Friday, May 05, 2017

Die deutschen Leute wissen

Deutsche Leute zum Veganer werden!
Das ist sehr gut :)


The current winner in the race to make vegan food products? Germany.

This may come as a surprise to anyone who’s gone to a German bar and tried to order a meatless meal, only to end up gnawing sadly on a giant pretzel.
Germany produced 18 percent of the world’s new vegan creations in 2016 — more than any other country, CNN reports.

Please read the entire article:
http://grist.org/briefly/the-current-winner-in-the-race-to-make-vegan-food-products-germany/ 

Vielen Dank Deutschland, Ich Liebe Sie!

Monday, May 01, 2017

48

I became 48 a few weeks ago.
I am always thankful for being alive!
Mission bay
Say thank you to the ocean for another year

Me, age 48
I am 48! not 481 ;)

Some of the lovely gifts my friends gave me

vegan lunch, spicy broccoli from Native Foods
Jibarito, veggies and plantain bread from Native Foods


Sunday, April 09, 2017

Vegan biscotti and life gifts

Life gives you little surprises. I met Nancy 2 years ago at the vegan Thanksgiving potluck, she lives around the corner of my house. Many times I wondered when we would run into each other. A little background, I have been stressed, angry, sick, and disappointed the past couple of weeks (mostly at the world, you know? Politics, people eating animals 😡). But after talking to my dear friend Izabela, I had a switch of heart, kindness, spirituality, metaphysics, all the things that were really important to me in Mexico City started coming back to me... so what happens? I walk out my door and there is Nancy with one of her older pugs. I recognized the EG letters on her tee under her sweatshirt, the full message was VEGAN. So we talked and reconnected, I was on my way out but when I came back home, she left me a beautiful box with homemade baked vegan biscotti, I haven't had biscotti since I became a vegan. So life reminded me that I have a more positive view, which btw is more in my nature, gifts will be given 💓


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Too much pain and suffering

56,000,000,000 Animals will die yearly for our pleasure since we don’t need to eat animals to survive & thrive.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Little Hummingbird

A lovely little hummingbird
made his nest on an avocado tree in our courtyard
he is so fragile and precious!
Please love and appreciate life.
Do not hurt, eat, or kill anybody.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sudan starving while Americans are dying from being too fat

Sudan’s deadly FAMINE, while 80% of crops in the USA go to feed farmed animals for Americans eating chickens and burgers. Supporting the Animal Agriculture industry while others starve is a crime.

If you STOP eating animals, those crops can bake 2 loafs of bread DAILY for ALL the WORLD population, but we are SELFISH and criminals towards humans and animals alike. Eating Meat is destroying the planet and creating the worst inequality in our planet.

 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Mexico 2017

Back in February I spent a few days with my mom
in Autlán, Jalisco, México.
I love my other country!


Mi mamá
El Kiosko y centro
Limpiador de zapatos
Templo "La Purísima"
Templo "La Purísima"
Roasted corn, vegan mexican dinner!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Being Vegan

Being a vegan is the best thing that has happened to me, there is an inner peace to it and I get to eat pizza, donuts, cake, bean burritos & burgers with fries & shakes! While wearing beautiful shoes, purses, and cosmetics that didn't hurt anybody else. Try it! It is much easier than what you think. #GoVegan #smile #care #love
 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mercy for Animals Paid-Per-View

I miss blogging, too much Facebook and Twitter.
But today I make time to write about "PPV"
Paid-Per-Views are events where
we pay people $1 to watch a 4 min. video about animal agriculture
Most people have no idea all the suffering the animals
go through to make it to our "plates"
After the video, we talk to people and encourage them
to follow an animal-free vegan diet.
Most people want to go vegan or at least cut
meat consumption after the video.

The past 2 weekends I have volunteer with the
Mercy for Animals team at 2 Lunar Festivals
in San Diego, the Vietnamese and the Chinese festivals.

Here some photos:
Nancy Wheeler, our wonderful organizer talking to people at the Vietnamese Lunar Festival

Simon from Germany talking to people at the Vietnamese Lunar Festival

Great to see some live hens and chickens, not in plates!

Vietnamese Lunar Festival at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego

At the Vietnamese Lunar Festival at Qualcomm Stadium San Diego
Mexican family wants to go Vegan after watching video

At the Chinese Lunar Festival in Downtown San Diego

At the Chinese Lunar Festival in Downtown San Diego