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How many push-ups can you do?,67984

oh my i love waking up to this! this has been a god month for vegetarians when an athlete like this comes out declaring his change of mind or heart, whichever it was.

and the huge beef recall in california, pay attention people, please please please. it's the meat industry that wants and needs you to believe that you need meat in your diet to be healthy. simply not true.

oh, and my new favorite superhero is tonya kay:

she's a raw vegan!

and as far as the push-ups go, i can do over 100. and i'm vegan, newly almost raw vegan.

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you know how you go on vacation then suddenly you're jut ready to go home? that's how i feel right now. i'm trying to embrace portland, i really am. but, when i think of california i get a little dizzy with longing. i hear joni mitchell singing to my heart about california, "oh california i'm coming home, gonna see the folks i dig i'll even kiss a sunset pig, california coming home". makes me blue. eliot is echoing my sentiments. he keeps saying he wants to go on a trip.

pdx positives:
the allen-gibson fam
vegan friendly
andy works at home

things i miss:
boot camp
my fav raw restaurants
the dish
spring starting in february (sort of)
ability to drive to see fam

what can i say? i feel weird here. like i don't belong. in some ways like an awkward teenager. yuck! i must change this mindset, and plan a trip!

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How far from your last home do you live? Why did you move and are you glad you did? 
Submitted by Matthew 25.

i had a feeling that the qotd would draw me in today. how far from my last home? over 300 miles. in the last almost 13 years i've bounced from tacoma, washington to ventura, california to puyallup, washington to berkeley, california to santa monica, california to palo alto, california and this time next week we'll be packed up for our move to portland, oregon.

over the holidays people kept asking am i excited and what am i looking forward to and so on. well, aside from not wanting to leave california, i feel like crying whenever i think about it, i'm trying.

i have moments that i'm excited, open for the new experience, new restaurants, neighborhood, being close to family. but i hate ignoring my gut. my gut intuition tells me constantly that we shouldn't go to oregon. what am i to do? the movers are coming, we committed to a nice house in a nice neighborhood. maybe it's all this bouncing around that has me wondering where home is for us? what it means to us? eliot will need to stay in one place soon and this bouncing will have to stop. i think that may be my problem, i'm ready for it to stop but i don't think portland is it, no offense, portland you're really really lovely in a lot of ways. so we'll go through this move and have a new adventure and i'm very much open to changing my mind (and gut) about it. but where will we end up for the long haul? time will tell because i sure can't answer that query now.

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