You know what your gutter needs? A fucking dragon barfing water at the bottom of it! Yup, dragon rainspout statues are a thing.
Because rice and beans is, in my opinion, a staple of a whole-foods vegan diet, I'd like to share with my homies another variation that, while not Megan-simple, is still delicious and will still please everyone — and it also happens to be pretty healthy. So here we have: Rainbow Brite rice and beans.
When a friend of mine asked to take nude photos for her A Beautiful Body Project I was excited and flattered by her suggestion. And terrified. I had never been too fond of "seeing" myself in mirrors, or through a camera lens. It always brought up my inner critic, so I figured the best remedy was to minimize the cause for judgment. It took me many months to think about Jade's invitation and photographs of myself. I don't know the exact location or origin of the fear, but it was very much about being seen, and what that meant. I had to look at what I might be so afraid of.
Apparently, the contractor hired to renovate our place was a little kooky, and so is the landlady. We found out just HOW kooky they are when we started talking to our landlady about pets, and mentioned that we'd had two Dumbo rats before. That's when she got so excited to show us the mummified rat on display in our wall.
Every couple of months, I do a "Book Optional Club." The thing is, no one ever reads the books. It's really just an opportunity to get together and eat and visit. Being a little OCD, I like a themed party to match the books. The book for this Book Optional Club party was Eating the Dinosaur, by Chuck Klosterman.
I have been working on reducing my plastic use this year. I am wondering if anyone has recommendations for alternatives to plastic bags for produce and bulk shopping at grocery stores? Has anyone switched from those store-ready produce bags? If so, did the store give you any problems when checking out with your produce holders?
Raise your hands if you've ever said something and then realized *gasp* I sound just like my [parental unit]! Are there ways in which you resemble your parents… and that's actually a good thing? Get into the conversation over on Offbeat Families.