I've successfully completed over one week of being vegan and I think I'm going to stick with it. I know it's been only a week but it's no where near as hard as I thought it would be and I feel better. I had a hard time finding a vegan book that I didn't have to order (vegetarian books were everywhere but the only vegan books were cookbooks) and I remembered reading a review for a book called Skinny Bitch that was a book on veganism hiding out as a diet book. So I picked it up and WOAH. I just finished it today and it waits until three chapters in to drop the word vegetarian and way past the half way point to admit vegan. By the time I was done reading it if I hadn't already given up meat since the beginning of the year I would have done it right then. There are two chapters that get really in depth on animal cruelty of slaughterhouses and I was getting sick reading about it. I don't want to buy leather anymore kinda sick. Gee, I feel like a douche bag now.
I also finished Into the Wild last week and I suggest it to anyone who wants to gather a different perspective on life. What Chris McCandless did I don't think I could, by any means, but I respect it greatly. Just to have the courage to follow your convictions through says a lot about what kind of person you are. There are things in life I know I hold out on because of what I don't want my family to think about me. Just READ IT.
Pretty. Odd. has been stuck with me for days now. Sooooooooooooo good. I find myself at work humming the songs, and the cd hasn't been out long enough for me to have it stuck like that.