How cute are these little booklets?
They reminded me about something very strange I’ve been noticing lately:
Something seems to have shifted, flipped around totally actually, in my life in the past few years. It’s probably just that I’ve gotten a little bit older and more fearless combined with the fact that I rarely smile out in public (outside my house and made-up universe, what is there to smile at?), but one day I noticed that whereas I grew up feeling pretty much anxious and intimidated by everyone, all of the sudden people seemed to be a little intimidated by me. Not everyone of course, and of course not those people I really want to terrify (people like, you know – Bush), but some people. This is utterly bewildering to me and every time I think about my world turns upside down a little. Ugh – I don’t want to just become the reverse of what I used to be, I want to transcend definitions of what a confident person can be!
So when I saw these cute little booklets I thought – awesome! I can throw them at all the fuckers who ask me where I get my protein. Then I realized that no one really asks me that any more – actually what happens is that people apologize to me for eating animal protein! Perhaps this has to do with the circle I run with, or that the times have slightly changed, but I think I put out vegetarian fuck-off vibes that are a little scary. But still, the idea of throwing these at meaties is pretty tempting.*
Also tempting is singing Bright Eyes songs to the tune of Bob Dylan songs. Try it – seriously. “Lua” to the tune of “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” particularly cracks up my friends. “I knoooow that it is freeeezing, but I thiiiink we haaave to waaalk”…I’m a dork!
*While I’m at it, I should give a little shout out to Crafters for Critters – awesome handmade stuff to buy (including my truffles!), and 100% of the profits go to animal groups.