Sorry, I’m trying on a British pirate persona today. It’s not really working out. So once again, I suck. So sorry, but no ranty post today, more of an update. YAY! I promise you won’t be disappointed…okay, maybe a little disappointed, but if you write a complaint and forward it to my email, someone will get back to you ASA…hahahhaha yeah right.
Let’s get down to business.
1) So it’s been almost a week since Mission: Vegan began and so far, so good. I knew this would be an easy switch for me, so I’m not surprised. Everyone keeps telling me how much weight I’ll lose, and at first I was skeptical, but began to realize my biggest help is not having a choice to say “yes”. You know when you’re out and a friend (usually your friend who eats like her weight in food everyday, but doesn’t gain a pound) suggests going to eat at somewhere fatty, like McDonalds? Well, being a vegan means you have to say NO! And don’t be sitting there all “But you can eat fries!”, everyone knows there’s pig fat in EVERYTHING McDonalds makes, so no fries. See what I mean? When the option is taken away, your waistband is saying “HALLELUJAH! Maybe we’ll fit into those grade 8 jeans again!”. SERIOUSLY. Even last night my mom made cookies, but I couldn’t eat them so I didn’t. Not going to lie though, I have been eating some vegan friendly sweets. I made an apple strudel today, and I’m obsessed with these vegan animal crackers. But my absolute favorite is Coconut Bliss, the delicious vegan “ice cream”. Not only is it vegan, but they also use agave nectar, which is WAAAAY better than sugar. YAY! I really would like to further explain this whole vegan switch, and what I’ve been eating, but for the sake of time, my achy fingers and you most likely already getting bored, I”ll save that for another day.
2) HAVE YOU DONATED TO CANADIAN FRAME(LINES) YET?! I’ve written 2 blogs about the fantastic Canadian Frame(lines) project, but it’s really crucial that if you were only a little interested before and decided to wait out donating, that you donate now. RIGHT NOW! There are only 23 days left. I know what you’re thinking…”That’s more than 2 weeks!”, but really, 2 weeks is nothing. And it’s essential that we have continuous support for this project through ongoing donations. So PLEASE show your support for Canada, film and great people by donating here: http://www.indiegogo.com/canadianframelines?a=346982 or at the very least, promoting the project to your friends and family 🙂
ALSO, there is an awesome contest happening right now to win a helicopter tour in Port Moody. So unfortunately, only those in the Vancouver area can enter. But if you do live in the area, the prize is amazing, and to enter is super easy (such as, liking the Canadian Frame(lines) facebook page!, following the twitter page, donating any amount, etc). You can learn more here: http://www.canadianframelines.com/contests/
3) I just wanted to write a little blurb on the Colorado theater shooting. First of all, my heart goes out to the victims and the families of the victims. I will never be able to fathom how someone could think up such tragedy and follow through, and more than anything this saddens me the most about our species. As I mentioned on my twitter, I also feel terribly sorry for Christopher Nolan and the whole The Dark Knight Rises cast and crew. Being a filmmaker, I can’t imagine putting so much time, passion, energy and love into something to have it tainted by such a terrible tragedy. I know many people had said they would boycott the film now, but I strongly urge you not to. Batman stands against everything James Holmes was promoting; Batman is for justice, equality, love, he’s for the people and most of all, he’s anti-guns. Someone on twitter said it best (I really wish I remembered your handle!), “Saying you’re boycotting Batman because of the shooting, is like saying you’re never going to fly again because of 9/11”. As f*cked up as sh*t is, we can’t control what some psychopath is planning. I wholeheartedly wish we lived in a world where we only had to worry about the real accidents (like car accidents, or slipping in your bathtub), and not the massacres, or kidnappings, or rapes. I wish this just as much as I wish we lived in a world without bigotry and ignorance, but unfortunately, we don’t. We can’t live our lives in fear though, and we can’t not do something because of the unfortunate circumstances that others have experienced. Batman is not responsible for this shooting, and boycotting the film is ridiculous. And while I’m at it, to every ignorant mind out there who is trying to blame this tragedy on someone else (whether it be Obama or homosexuals…SERIOUSLY?!), you’re wrong. As of right now there is only one person you should be blaming, and that is James Holmes. And if you’re looking for someone else to blame, why not the U.S. gun policies? I could rant on and on about how ridiculous those American laws are, but instead, I’m going to share this link to a very informative and intelligent long tweet by Jason Alexander: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/if2nht. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
4) As for Batman…obviously I saw the movie on Friday and after much self debate, I have come to decide that I prefer The Dark Knight. I’m not going to write a full review, or go into too much detail, but while I found that Tom Hardy (Bane) did an excellent job, and I was NOT disappointed with Hathaway (I was pretty upset when she was cast because Marion Cotillard is Catwoman to me, and I was almost positive Hathaway wouldn’t be able to pull it off…but I had faith in Nolan), I was slightly confused. I found that there was so much going on, that looking back I realized very little realistically made sense. It was like explanations were skipped over because there was no time. While I was actually watching the film, I was too engrossed to notice, but after I kept thinking “Wait a second, how did that make sense?!…and what about that?!”. Am I right? Other than that, I thought that Nolan did a wonderful job at ending the series (though, not the exact ending I had hoped for…). I felt that The Dark Knight Rises was everything I needed and more to feel complete. Especially considering that he stayed relatively close to the storyline, and that Bane was the villain. If anything, I wish that the film was longer (I know it’s almost three hours, but I would sit through 8 hours of Batman if I had to!) to fully address any confusion with realistic explanations. I really don’t want to give away any spoilers, but you’ll know what I mean when you watch the film. OR I wish that they had gone in a slightly different direction with John Blake and Bruce Wayne’s relationship. Overall, The Dark Knight still trumps for me.
That’s all for now. Maybe you can look forward to an actual rant soon…I say maybe, because, well..you know me 😛
Have a great day.