Do you want fries with that?

One thing you learn early on in your vegan career is to always carry backup food when you’re going somewhere, because you can never be sure to find something to eat out there. In my case that’s a usually a small bag of almonds and an apple.

This rule applies especially when you’re at small metal festivals in Germany. Most of the time all they have are hot dogs or some other kind of sausages.

So, I was extremely surprised to find simple fries at the Shout it Out Loud Festival in Duisburg last Saturday. They went much better with the beer than almonds and apples. 😀

Fries with ketchup

Much could be written about the festival, but this is not a music blog. I wasn’t really excited about most of the bands that night, but when H.E.A.T. hit the stage with their opener “Breaking the Silence” I finally entered party mode! They were my secret headliners and made the Quireboys and Tesla look like old men to me. – Oh, wait!  😉

See for yourself:

A Life Connected

In this day and age, many people are seeking some kind of spiritual truth. There are plenty of blogs about that, so I’ll cut it short here: The greatest illusion is the illusion of separation. There is simply no way we can live our lives without having impact on everything else. A life connected.

This video is connecting all the dots. Watch it, and then watch it again. Veganism is not just about cute lambs and puppy eyes.

The video is available in many other languages on the Vegan Video website. Unfortunately, Vimeo does not support captions, so here’s the transcript.

Transcript (PDF, 144 kB)

Welcome, Dear Reader!

If you’re reading this, I assume you’re interested in veganism in one way or another. Maybe you’re considering to go vegan, maybe you are already vegan, maybe you’re just trying to figure out what veganism is all about, maybe someone you know just went vegan and you think they’re nuts.

If none of the above applies, you’re probably one of the poor souls that happen to know me from Facebook or Twitter or *gasp* Real Life, and I spammed you with the link. 😉

In any case, I hope you will enjoy my more or less frequent musings about my own vegan journey. Expect a mix of personal posts and stuff from around teh interwebs, sometimes serious, sometimes funny, sometimes delicious … there are no rules to what the next post might be about.

So, stick around with me, feed your feed reader, and feel free to express your thoughts in the comments. Just make sure you’re not going to say shit meat eaters say. 😉

Happy reading! :-)

Oh, one thing: To cater to geeky me I’m running WordPress 3.6 beta with the Twenty Thirteen beta theme. So if things break, don’t blame me. I’ll customize the design when 3.6 is out of beta and I get tired of the default look. 😉