Saturday, April 17, 2010

Seattle rocks it w/ The Chocolate Shoebox

I'm really tired because I've been busy buSy biz-ee. Next week I should have a bit of time to check out all of your awesome blogs that I've been missing. My blog-o-rythm is now once every 2 weeks for reading/posting. I guess it's better than once every 3 months. I hope you can bear w/ me.


Seattle has a new vegan shoe & chocolate store that opened today, The Chocolate Shoebox. I helped Sadaf, the owner, setup yesterday. I left before the shoes were put on display, so there were plenty of surprises for me today. I will let the pictures do the talking. I'm using my new phones camera (HTC HD2). At times the pics are sort of fuzzy, but it's much easier than carrying around something bigger.

Day before, still setting up. Sadaf is having some chocolate in the form of a mighty-o.

Saturday, and the grand opening is in full swing. ooh, pretty pink shoe, I love you!

Cool sneakers & a Love bag. The more I look at this bag, the more I want it. I would love a love knapsack.

More awesome handbags.

Sadaf helping a customer

David working the stock room

Sitara working the register. Brandon is in the background filling sample cups.

This chocolate says it all

The belly dancers of Skin Deep arrive. Their subtle moves were too much for my cell phone camera, so the pics are a tad blurry. I recently went to their murder mystery show on the orient express (a Seattle restaurant) ~ very cool! A must see.

My stash. sexy pink sandals for special occasions & some chocolate. 2 more pairs of shoes for me & some green/black ones for Andy.


More cell phone pics. Kobie is hanging in the car on errand day. He is currently banned from errands because he chewed apart the back seat belts AGAIN. Hey, it's in his nature. I'd much prefer that he chew on the canvas shopping bags than seat belts that are $100+ each.

anyhow, he clearly is pissed at me here because I'm interrupting his snack.


PS. I just bought some 44¢ stamps. I'm sure you are thinking, who cares. I do! For a few years now, I've only had old stamps that I had to pair up w/ 1,2, & 3¢ stamps. Just 6 more letters to go and I will be normal! Soon I will kiss you goodbye, last Yoda stamp and start rockin' it w/ Lisa Simpson. >>>disclosure: I still have ~4 sheets of 10¢ stamps to get rid of.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just a quick one - bake sale, trivia night FUN

Hey all! I'm finally over my cold. started working out last week, getting back in the groove of things and BAM! I woke up to massive shoulder/arm pain this past Sunday. will it ever end? I'm sure it will, but right now, I'm taking drugs at night, icing throughout the day and whining like a baby to Andy. It does feel slightly better, so I'm hoping I'm good for this weekend.
side note: I had to turn off anonymous commenting because some stupidheads are making lame-o viagra/spammy type comments. I tried comment moderation, but it's not worth wading through all that junk.
Here is a calendar of some of the things I'll be up to, that y'all could be up to too.

Vegfest shift: Sunday, April 11th: volunteering at Vegfest for their AM shift w/ Andrea. Then in the afternoon at the NARN table for an hour or so. vegfest is also on Saturday. if you go, stop by the NARN table and check it out!

In prep for the NARN table, I put a ton of Why Vegans inside seattle vegan restaurant guides. How, w/ my shoulder issue? By very carefully laying down in my la-z-y boy only using my left hand. w/ my right arm imobilized.

Chocolate Shoe Box: Saturday, April 17th from 11 am - 2 pm. The grand opening of one of my awesome friend's vegan shoe and chocolate store in Seattle, The Chocolate Shoe Box. Woohoo!

Vegan Bake Sale: Saturday April 24th: I'm coordinating another vegan bake sale at Sidecar for the Pigs Peace Sanctuary. If you want to bake (I'll send good karma your way - well even if you don't, I will send it), please email me: seattlebakesale [at] hotmail [dot] com.

This is part of the worldwide vegan bake sale. If you're not in Seattle, check out their site, and see if there is a sale near you.

5270 B University Way NE, Seattle
Both Sat & Sun 1 - 8 PM

Here's the poster I designed. And yes, the food pics are things I've made ;).

NARN Trivia Night: Saturday May 22nd: I'm coordinating a Trivia Night fundraiser for NARN. Should be a blast! I'll even be reading a round of trivia :). In case you didn't already know it, NARN is Seattle's animal rights org and they do awesome things like vegan outreach, protesting, and many other things to support the animals/raise awareness. Trivia night starts at 8 PM. Click here for more info & to RSVP.

Another one of my creations. Somehow my posters have a certain vibe to them.

There are many more fun NARN fundraising events that I'll be working on this year. stay tuned. I'll also be doing other events w/ them. Come check them out, you'll be glad you did. Their event calendar has tons of things on it, something for everyone. If you're shy and want a buddy to hang w/ let me know and we can go together.


I have no idea why I waited so long to try Vegan w/ a Vengeance's Phad Thai recipe. It's spot on! And fast! Since it's just the 2 of us, I prep for a full batch, cook 1/2 one night, then the other 1/2 the second night. they are not kidding when they say you have to make a full batch in 2 wok sessions. It makes a mountain of phad thai deliciousness.


Here's the obligatory cat pic section. Yeah, I know some of you skip all the blathering and scroll straight to the cat/Kobie pix. feelings not hurt :).

Who is more demented? The groomer, the groomees or the photographer? Tubs is styling because he can groom both worms (Peepa, The Judge) at once. Yes, part of his grooming is to "nibble" on their dirty ears (pic 2 & 3).

PS. I've had all the typing my shoulder can take tonight. I'll be a checking your blogs out tomorrow and Friday. gotta limit myself, sadly.