Saturday, December 11, 2010

Changes and friendships

Today has turned out to be a pretty good day.

I am feverishly working on updating a new online calendar.  I'm kind of a calendar nerd and love setting them up, getting organized, and having all that info at my fingertips.  I'm not always so good at following through with the long lists I place on the to-do section or remembering to log in daily to see what I am supposed to have each day.  Still, we'll see how this new one works out.  You can check it out for yourself at Cozi.

I slept in late and then took a short nap later in the day.  I had my book club on Thursday night, and we talked late late into the night.  We don't quite have down the style to actually talk much about the book, but it's fun to chat with a great group of girls at least!

On my own I'm reading The China Study, and am transitioning to eating vegan now.  Why I decide to change my eating habits during the holidays I shall never know, but so be it.  I already feel much better when I eat only vegan foods.  We still have a decent amount of non-vegan foods in the house, so I imagine it will be a slow transition as we eat up the non-vegan items at home.  It doesn't seem right to waste a bunch of food, so we'll probably eat some and donate some.

Irish has vehemently refused to watch Super Size Me with me.  He is enjoying a guy's night at the movies right now, and it is recording on my DVR for me to watch alone.  Thanks to Discovery Health for airing it so I can finally see it!

Question of the day: Do you think there is a particular time in line when we are the wisest at choosing our friends?  I think we always choose our friends based on the set of people available to us at the time.  As kids, it is the others in our neighborhood or schools.  As adults, it's people at work or the infamous FOAFs (friend of a friend).  I recently rediscovered my childhood best friend online.  We moved apart and didn't keep in touch starting in early elementary school.  But strangely enough, when I found her, it turns out that she's a vegan!!!  Who could've guessed!  And I'm making friends now in our newly formed book club, which is great, but I think it's been well over a decade since I've had friends with priorities so drastically different from mine.  I see the "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality now.  I certainly wouldn't be able to invite them to my home after hearing about where they live... they would probably be too afraid to step out of their cars anyways.  And yet, they consider themselves average to below-average for the crowds they associate with.  It's an interesting and very different group from my norm to be sure.  So when do you think we have the most authentic friendships?

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