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Reasons to smile

I guess not everyone needs to find a reason, but... What made you smile and/or laugh today?

My first LOL of the day was caused by this LOLdog.

I went to the uniform laundry room at work yesterday, to ask if I could try on a size smaller in my trousers. And they fit! The laundry lady asked me if I needed a new shirt, too, so I tried the next size down in that, too. And it fit! Wow. My pants had been slipping down my hips a little for weeks, but last week they got ridiculously slippy. So happy to have confirmation that my body's changing shape/size a little. :iloveyou:

Humming along to the occasional good song at work... it's amazing how much it can lift my mood. ;)b

Overhearing customers' reactions when they can't decide whether flowers are real or not. It's hilarious either way - when they think fake are real, or real are fake. ;D

I mapped out the paths I took today. I've walked 7 miles today!!! I'm going to work on jogging/running.

Annnnnnnnd I just got word that there are two new vegan restaurants near my place!

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Awesome, on both counts, Joshy!  :)  I was actually given the thumbs up from my surgeon yesterday that I can resume light jogging (after my spinal fusion 2 years ago).  Of course, my rheumatologist told me several years ago that I shouldn't jog because my ankles are weak from cartilage loss, but poo poo on him!  That's what ankle braces are for!

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vegan donuts :D

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I girded up my loins today and fiinallly used my Japanese gohan nabe (traditional cast-iron rice cooking pot) to make some rice for the first time. It came out perfect, partly because I set the timer this time so I wouldn't forget it was on the stove. Now I see why the wooden lid was made slightly too small; it swells in the steam of cooking.

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I girded up my loins today and fiinallly used my Japanese gohan nabe (traditional cast-iron rice cooking pot) to make some rice for the first time. It came out perfect, partly because I set the timer this time so I wouldn't forget it was on the stove. Now I see why the wooden lid was made slightly too small; it swells in the steam of cooking.

you my dear, just got +1 in coolness factor in my book!  :)>>>   I personally like my rice cooker though, plus its a steamer. I have used a gohan nabe before though, and yes, they are awesomesauce!

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I got a bunch of American vegan stuff yesterday at the all vegan supermarket. It was awesome.

I got a big smile from finally being able to eat a peppered tofurky sandwich again.

I got tofurky slices, beer brats, and lemon pepper tempeh, plus gardein "beef" burgers. And best of all, but not American, vegan fruit gummy bears! Oh and Dandies. Mwuahahaha!  ;)b

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Awesome, Sarah! I love it when they stop you to say something nice.
My favourite student of all time just emailed to ask me for classes. Squee!! She is so sweet and I thought she was gone forever, but she has her Civil Service exam to study for and basically she's panicking.

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sarah- WIN!

yabs- aw! :D awesome!

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Yabbit - I love when people you enjoy the company of kind of dissapear and you wonder if you'll see them and then they pop right back up. Always refreshing.

Todays cool thing. I was at publix at like 7am and right when I got out of my car and walked like 3 feet away, in this pretty much empty parking lot this girl yells SARAH, YOU'RE THE TOFU SLUT RIGHT? I had no idea who this girl was. I guess she's seen my driving because I have a sarah plate and a tofu slut bumper sticker (thanks to VH). She started asking me about good ways to make tofu and recipe sites. I directed her here. Hah. I wish I was more awake because I could've been way more helpful.

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that's so cool sarah. but a little bit creepy - you have a tofustalker!

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Another good thing; the student I prepped for her Lit 1 exam passed! She had only 2 courses left to get her degree, she had taken a hiatus when her last child was born and said if she didn't pass this time she was giving up. She  passed both! She hadn't called for a couple of weeks so I was thinking, "that's it, she failed" but it wasn't that. The prof had emergency surgery so the grades didn't get posted.

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one of my roommates told me sh would've never guessed that i used to have acne and 2 of them said i have pretty skin. no one in my whole entire life has complimented me on my skin. and compared to how horrifying my skin was before, to have someone say they wouldn't have known that i even had acne is a miracle. :D

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Aw that's awesome VH! I know how good that can feel. My acne has disappeared for now, but I still have red patches on my cheeks where the cystic acne used to be. Ugh.  :-\

I'm smiling, because my Dr's appointment went well. The baby is looking great and I couldn't be happier. Also, I love how I mostly crave healthy vegan food (even though I'm eating lacto-veg) and I've never had one craving for gross meat. Not that I have had a craving for anything at all yet, unless you count how my food aversions in the beginning only allowed me to eat potatoes in all forms with ketchup. Yuck. Haha.  :)

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hey... potatoes are good!

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Haha. I love potatoes, but potatoes everyday for every meal gets old. But mainly I just hate ketchup.

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Haha. I love potatoes, but potatoes everyday for every meal gets old. But mainly I just hate ketchup.

You reminded me of a friend's signature line: "French fries without salt? That's just potatoes!"

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wass! i didnt even know you were pregnant!!! congrats!!! sorry im late on the news!!

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I can log into VegWeb! :) Because of website issues, I've not been able to log in for the past week.

I don't even know what to say. Umm..

I'M IN PORTLAND!! :D

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Thanks, VH!  ;)b

Today will be a good day. The man is making me a special yummy Russian vegetarian dinner. I'm looking forward to it.  :)>>>

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Two of my students passed their exams.
And another new student has promised to try to download the Project Gutenberg dual-layer DVD that they aren't sending me.
Thirty thousand books. My goodness.

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