Mar. 10th, 2007 12:23 pm
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As you know, I decided a couple of months ago to stop eating meet from factory-farmed animals. Since then I've occasionally had dreams where I absent-mindedly eat some meat without knowing where it came from. They aren't nightmares, exactly, but I guess I'm worried about it happening. Well, that happened to me today.

For breakfast I went to this coffee shop I like, and they were giving out samples of a new wrap they'd just put on the menu. I talked to the barista about it and she said it contained chicken, pesto, onions, and cheese. Somehow my brain didn't register the bit about "chicken," and I ate the thing, before realizing that whoops, there was chicken in there, and it probably didn't come from what I consider an approved source.

Well, I'm not going to freak out about it - it was an honest, if stupid, mistake. I'm actually kind of worried that it might upset my stomach because I haven't eaten any meat other than fish for several weeks now. But it probably takes longer than that before you get to the point where meat gives you trouble.

I am, however, going to try my best not to do this again.
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I went to kendo class today for the first time in two weeks. One intense kendo class after two weeks of no kendo really does a number on you. I'm already aching a bit, and no doubt I will feel worse tomorrow. But I still really like going. Unfortunately, if the guy I carpool with gets a job as a cop (he's doing the tests and stuff for it right now), he may not be able to go to class anymore. And I don't want to go to the dojo in Philly, after what I've heard about the sensei there.

On an unrelated note, I've been reading one of the books my little brother gave me, The Lightning Thief, first in a series called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In this book's world, the Greek gods are still quite alive and kicking, and they still have children with mortals. There's actually a summer camp for the juvenile demigods who result from such unions, and it's got eleven bunks for one of each of the Olympian gods (except for Hades). Even those gods who are not in the habit of having kids with mortals have a bunk to represent them, because otherwise they would be pissed, which is sensible enough.

But a couple things about this setup are not really correct. One is that Hera's bunk is empty because, as the goddess of marriage, she does not take to screwing around. Actually, she does, or at least did, just not all that often. She apparently did the wild thing with a handsome young man named Jason in the middle of a ploughed field (this is mentioned in the Odyssey), and Zeus laid the smackdown on her lover. Also, while Artemis has an empty bunk - since, having sworn to be a maiden forever and having kept her promise, she has no kids - Athena's actually got some kids in hers. But she's supposed to be sworn to virginity just like Artemis. She's one of the "three virgin goddesses." I think the third one is Hestia, who tends the hearth in Olympus. So she shouldn't be screwing around with mortals at all.


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