Fur Free Friday

First off, thank you for the kind words regarding my previous post. A four-day weekend and a partner who has been taking awesome care of me is helping immensely. Cookies have helped too!

I participated in my first protest today (!), and I definitely see myself attending more in the near future. As a shy, quiet, and likes-to-hide-in-the-shadows kind of person, this protest dug deep within and had me shouting phrases like “Forty dead animals, one fur coat” while marching proudly in the front of the group. It was quite an afternoon. Portland had a great turnout for Fur Free Friday, an event that takes place in cities all over the country on the lamest (in my opinion) day of the year: Black Friday. It felt awesome to promote something other than obnoxious consumerism and 4 a.m. “early bird” sales. I’ve never been one to shop on Black Friday, but being out amongst those that do while communicating a powerful message was exhilarating. Plus, marching through the streets (police escorted) and holding up traffic is pretty satisfying, so says the evil twin who resides in me…

One last issue: please click here, and encourage the soon-to-come Obama Administration to bring change to the US Department of Agriculture. It only takes a few moments and it will help promote more humane agricultural policies nationwide. Thanks!

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8 thoughts on “Fur Free Friday

  1. Wow, all of the pictures are gorgeous! Especially the cookies =) I just made those Ginger Cookies today and they are fabulous.

    Ooo those tester recipes have got my mouth watering!!!

  2. your first protest! that sounds exciting. i’ve never done one of those before either, but you certainly chose a good cause. all the cookie and tester photos are awesome! cookie swapping sounds really fun — surprise vegan treats are the bestest!

  3. so glad you are feeling better! cookies help with things like that, for sure. your first protest sounds like it was very exciting! i can’t imagine something like that happening in my town…maybe i should organize one. i’m the shy type, too though, so who knows. your tester recipe photos look awesome, too! happy cooking :)

  4. i’m so happy to see you back so soon! yay! i got all happyfaced when i saw that you had a new post in my google reader! yay! glad you’re feeling better!

    hooray for your first protest! that’s so awesome! i have never participated in a protest – i can’t wait to some day!

    the cookies you got look sooo glorious! and all the tester yummies look divine! especially those savory tomato olive muffins. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    once again, i’m glad you’re back!

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