Nov 24, 2013

I couldn't tell you why 11 is my favorite number, but somehow I fell in love with it.
The funny thing is, I hate odd prime numbers. When I'm driving in the car and I adjust my volume, it has to be an even number or a multiple of five (5, 10, 15, etc..). It's the OCD inside of my head that can not handle it, yet 11 is my favorite number. At the roulette table, I constantly split 8 and 11 because 8 is my second favorite.

November has always been a great month.
The fact that it is the eleventh month of the year may or may not have something to do with it. But good things happen and continue to happen in November. My high school boyfriend and I started dating in November, my college boyfriend and I started dating in November. SP and I did not, but hey, you can't win them all right?

November starts the holiday season.
The air outside just feels like it should be time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We celebrate the things we are thankful for and the time to be giving and joyous. I truly believe we should be these things at all times of the year but at this time, it really matters to people. I can not wait until November 30th, when I go searching for a real Christmas tree. Yes real! I have never had one, ever. When SP and I dated, his family always got a real one and I loved it. I loved the holidays around his house and will truly miss those times.
This year I will be hopping around to different family friends since my parents are away. I am so lucky to have so many people in my life who care for me.

I had the privilege to be a bridesmaid in a wedding for a college roommate, and I am so happy for her. And so happy I was able to witness it and be apart of it. I love love. It makes me so happy to see people in love and enjoy the company of others around them. Weddings are so much fun. I will have to post pictures soon.  I also had the pleasure of meeting someone who flipped my world upside down. In such a short period of time, I forgot about Jersey and what was waiting for me in the "in-between, we're not really official, kind of dating type," and I just enjoyed someone who made me feel exactly how I've always wanted.

But, that will be for another time.
I hope November has been as good to you all as well!

florida bound

Nov 13, 2013

Although I do not blog everyday, the next four days will definitely be missing in action. I am headed to the sunshine state of Florida (West Palm Beach, to be exact) for a wedding!

The day is finally here. One of my college friends, actually, my first friend at Rutgers is getting married on Saturday! We have stayed in contact here and there; I am so excited to be apart of the wedding and can not wait! She will be a Garcia, I said it is the best name to have ha ha. Hopefully, the rain holds off on Saturday but I am excited to be getting away from this frigid air in Jersey.

Pictures and more when I return next week!


thank you

Nov 11, 2013

I took my walk today and called my favorite vet, Jose.

Take the time to thank the veteran's who have and still are protecting our country. They put their life on the line for us everyday and we should appreciate their service.

why i went vegetarian

Nov 8, 2013

A lot of people ask this question and sometimes they understand, sometimes they scoff at the idea, but being a vegetarian is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

After reading this article, I realized just how happy I was to not eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Actually, how happy I am to not eat meat in general. I don't condemn anyone who does, it's not my place to say what anyone else decides to do, which confuses me when people try to challenge my beliefs. They wonder why I don't eat meat, so I question why do you eat meat? Oh because your parents said it was okay or because it tastes good, well it doesn't to me. Not anymore.

My friends truly believed the only reason I went vegetarian was because Steve was a vegetarian. Well, no, you're wrong. Yes, he is the reason I am one because without him I would have never thought about it. But he is not the reason I am one. I did my research and I made the decision on my own. Books and documentaries on the things that happen to such innocent creatures, it breaks my heart. That article made my heart hurt.

I do not agree with factory farming.
I do not believe that animals are here for humans to consume.
I do not think it is a necessity to eat meat because I can get my protein from somewhere else. Protein isn't only in meat.

The health benefits are a plus, I feel better because I don't clog my body with unnecessary foods. I try to eat less processed foods because it's not good. Environmental reasons, too. The factory farming and feeding of corn to animals is ruining the environment. The gases being produced and the uselessness of it all.

Someone once said in passing how his friend was vegetarian because of the animals and it was a stupid reason to do it. Why? Because we care about how other living beings feel? It's just as good a reason as for health reasons. I really just hate factory farming and the abuse people instill on animals. Not just the meat industry, any type of intentional harm for amusement.

So here I am, a vegetarian for 2+ years. Preferably a vegan eater at home but cheating while I dine out. But I'm happy with my decision and I am open to hearing what others have to say but don't discount what I have to say because you are being close-minded.

Trying new things doesn't have to be permanent.
I can't say I'll be a vegetarian for the rest of my life but I know for this time, I am extremely happy with the choice I have made and that is all that matters.

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