5 Apr 2012

OH HAPPY DAY

Today, friends, I start my 5 day weekend! Easter weekend plus I don't have class on Tuesdays. Rather excited.

Amber is coming over tonight and we're gonna chill in the Zen Den and make some raw pasta ;)
I might make something to do with chocolate and peanut butter too... you know of my obsession.

Anyways today's post is just sharing some stuff: a song, a book and a video.

I shared this on the Facebok page but in case you didn't see it - listen now! And if you did hear it... listen to it again. It makes me so happy!! Reggae is sick on it's own, but when you make it about being vegan - well. It just can't get any better."Immaaa veeegggann!"


Next I will tell you a bit about the book I'm reading. Unlike the song, it doesn't have much to do with eating plants at all. But it's FASCINATING, MIND-BLOWING, and really well written. You feel smart, but you're laughing out loud at the same time.


The book's called "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. It's basically what it sounds like, with an emphasis on scientific discoveries. Apparently, normally he doesn't write about topics like this but he should! It's great so far... and I'm only a few chapters in. Here's the description on the back:

"I didn't know what a proton was, or a protein, didn't know a quark from a quasar, didn't understand how geologists could look at a layer of rock on a canyon wall and tell you how old it was, didn't know anything really. I became gripped by a quiet, unwonted urge to know a little about these matters and to understand how people figured them out. That to me remained the greatest of all amazements - how scientists work things out. How does anybody know how much the Earth weighs or how old its rocks are or what really is way down there in the center? How can they know how and when the universe started and what it was like when it did? How do they know what goes on inside an atom? And how, come to that-or perhaps above all-can scientists so often seem to know nearly everything but then still can't predict an earthquake or even tell us whether we should take an umbrella with us to the races next Wednesday?
So I decided that I would devote a portion of my life-three years, as it now turns out-to reading books and journals and finding saintly, patient experts prepared to answer a lot of outstandingly dumb questions. The idea was to see if it isn't possible to understand and appreciate-marvel at, enjoy even-the wonder and accomplishments of science at a level that isn't too technical or demanding, but isn't entirely superficial either.
That was my idea and my hope, and that is what the book that follows is intended to be."

It's easy to understand and deeply intriguing material. I share it with you because I figure... who WOULDN'T want to know about the place they live? I highly recommend reading this book. It'll probably make you smarter than all your friends, and perhaps provide an epiphany or two. Actually... it looks like this is the full text PDF online, but it's better in physical form. Use your library, people!




Lastly I want to share this video about raw cannabis with you. I enjoyed watching it =) Keep an open mind! Remember how funny yet frustrating it is that white sugar is in everything, and the government puts chemicals, poisons and hormones into the food our children eat - yet this innocent little plant that has been enjoyed for thousands of years is illegal. Let me know what you think!


HAVE THE BEST DAY EVER, 
AND ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND!