Pictures Of Things + Le Love List

October 10th, 2014 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

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Highlight of my week: Operation Mermaid Hair is complete.

Hoo boy! Hello!

Well, I made it. I survived my first week of teaching . . . barely. Just joking of course (mostly), but man, this quarter is going to be gnarly. Anywho!

Last weekend I was down in LA enjoying the very first Vegan Oktoberfest, which apparently other folks had a lot of issues with (for many reasons), but which I found to be totally delightful. Maybe because I got there early, and was less interested in the beer more interested in the company? Basically, I just hung out all day enjoying awesome music and awesome food and yes, some awesome beer too, but mostly focused on the awesome vegans! Like the prolific Amy from Fur Free LA, Vegans Of Instagram, and the soon to be opening Vegan Scene, and Cobi from Veggietorials, and Jess from The Vedge App, and The Sexy Vegan (and his wonderful Sexy Wife who SAVED my forgot-to-wear-sunscreen-ass, THANK YOU!!!), and Mr. Vegan Beast Mode, and I know I’m forgetting a bunch of people, plus I got to meet some super sweet BA readers including a couple that I’d met at Vegan Beer Fest 2 years ago (hi guys!), plus lots of other friends who don’t have websites for me to link to. I hate name dropping and try to avoid it, but these are amazing people who are doing amazing things and you should follow the links and check out their work!

A few pics from Oktoberfest, and from the rest of the week:


bufallo cauliflower

Buffalo cauliflower with vegan ranch, from the Sage truck.


Vegan Oktoberfest pretzel
Feeling the Bavarian love with Oktoberfest essentials: beer and a pretzel. This was IPA (my jam, oh how I love an IPA) and a gluten-free pretzel, also from Sage.


the vegan boss
The Vegan Boss! One of my absolute favorite things about Oktoberfest was the music, and standing front row to see The Vegan Boss was definitely a highlight of the day for me. He is an incredible performer. Also: easy on the eyes. Just sayin’!


first time at the movies
The next day, I took Waits to his first movie at the theatre!!! He loved it and for his first time, he did SO good. We saw The Boxtrolls in 3-D and it was fantastic. So fun!


mural arched door

taco tuesday
Taco Tuesday!


morning family walk
Early morning walks that start just after dawn. Downtown Santa Barbara is so quiet at that hour.


santa barbara paint and tiles

sayward blue hair
Green juice for LIFE!

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And now, let’s get into the attitude of gratitude, with Le Love List!

My buckwheat cover crop is sprouting. The flinging and dancing worked! // Seeing The Vegan Boss perform at Oktoberfest. He is AMAZING live, and there is something really really special about being completely surrounded by a crowd of vegans, all sweating and dancing and fired up, while the dude on stage sings “Fuck the circus! Fuck Sea World! That’s prison shit!” as the hook of a hip hop song, and everyone’s got their hands in the air screaming and singing along. Oh yeah, that’s good. // The new podcast, Serial, by the creators and team behind This American Life. I love true crime stuff and this podcast is SO GOOD. // Singing “Down by the Bay” with Waits on our morning walks, and making up our own silly rhymes. My favorite – “Have you ever seen Master Yoda / Doing hot yoga? / Down by the bay!” // Waking up before the sun. // Jeremy and Waits deepening their relationship. // Panang curry and drunken noodles. // Loving on my Harley dog. // I was about to teach my very first class, and I could hear music coming in the window, and one of my students was like “Oh yeah, that’s Jack Johnson.” And I was like “WHAT?!” and apparently he was playing a surprise memorial concert (he’s UCSB alumni) in honor of the mass shooting here last spring. And I finished up my class early, and I was able to run down to the plaza and catch a few songs before I had to teach again. And how amazing is that?? Freaking Jack Johnson, man. I love him! Such an amazing, unexpected treasure. And aren’t those the best?

Alright y’all, now it’s your turn to show the love! Please share your Love Lists down on the comments below, so we can all read them and revel in the little loveliness of everyday life. ♥

I hope you all have a fantastic fall weekend!

♥ ♥ ♥

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