Being Vegan: A 6 month review

6 months ago I made the decision to trial a life of not eating animals or animal-related products for a few weeks. No more meat, cheese, milk, honey and so on. After a few weeks, I realised the likelihood of reverting back was slim. And so it proved, the trial turned into a permanent change. So, how am I doing 6 months on?

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2017

Last year I posted about not having New Year’s resolutions… hastily constructed, alcohol-fueled, forgotten tomorrow, whinge, rant and so on. I’ll admit this post is me backtracking a little, but I’m cool with that.

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10 songs to take you into 2017

I haven’t done a song list for a while, so I’ve added a few extra this time. As the year comes to a close, here’s 10 non-Xmas-y tracks for you to check out so you can cruise right into 2017 (it’ll help if you’re partial to electronic/chillout music with a touch of hip hop/RnB). Unfortunately I couldn’t get videos for the first two tracks. Continue reading “10 songs to take you into 2017”

8 long years & a piece of paper

September 2008; I’m working night shift and need something to keep my brain active through the day. So I enrol through Griffith University to study a degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice.

November 29, 2016; I walk out of my final exam and feel strange. I’ve finally finished. 24 modules, and a hideous amount of $$ later, I’ve earned myself a piece of paper. Continue reading “8 long years & a piece of paper”

Food for thought

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About 8 months ago, Sel went vegan. She’d already cut down on meat prior to that, but she finally decided to do away with the dairy, eggs, honey and so on. Come November ’16, which was World Vegan Month (unofficially?), I decided to try it myself. I admit I’d had a head start. Most meals I eat at home are primarily vegetarian, and sometimes vegan anyway. The difference was that I always gravitated to a meat dish when we went out. Or at least something covered in cheese. Or both. Not anymore. Continue reading “Food for thought”

Black Mirror

A while ago, I watched an episode of Black Mirror (S1 E3 – The Entire History of You) and it was about inserting a tiny device into the base of your skull, allowing you to revisit and replay your memories. You could even bring the memories up on a screen for other people to watch. During a replayed memory, you could even zoom in on people on the other side of the room who would have barely entered your consciousness at the time. So in one scene the protagonist, Liam, applied a lip-reading ‘app’ to his memory to find out what two people were talking about.

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A different perspective

Sometime it’s nice to get a different perspective on things.

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