the city chicken


Twitter
04 4 2009, 7:29 pm
Filed under: blog

A long, long time ago, I told all of you I had a Twitter account and a Jaiku account. I have since deleted THAT particular twitter account (which was kind of stupid since I will NEVER get that lucky for a username again!) but I have another Twitter account and I kept the Jaiku account.

Anywho, what I am getting at, since I have had trouble updating the blog for lack of time, I think I might be able to keep up with Twitters MUCH more easily for the time being. My Twitter address is twitter.com/citychicken. The Jaiku account I am letting “cool off” – I had made the all time fatal mistake of using my real name on there so when you would google my full and very unique name, boom = Jaiku. I don’t want every potential employer and all of my nosey classmates to know that much about me. In the future once that account is no longer associated with me, I might make it open again.

Ciao!

 

[EDIT] Look over to the left on my blog – you will see “Twitter Tweets” where my Twitter updates will appear on my blog now!!! Woot! So that means if you come here first and see I haven’t updated the blog, you can easily and quickly check out any Twitter updates – and if you click on “Twitter Tweets”, you will instantly be taken to my Twitter page (which is useful since the update here on the blog is NOT instantaneous)[/EDIT]

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My not-so-christmasy-wishlist and a major change to the blog.
12 4 2008, 10:58 am
Filed under: blog, vegan

I am slowly re-stocking the pantry, using up old non-vegan foods, and getting educated about how to transition to a healthy vegan lifestyle rather than just eating vegan junkfoods (yes, there are vegan junkfoods). After the holidays I want to go all out with this and begin living my truth about what’s been “eating me”.

I’ve made a vegan wish list based on the info I have learned thus far. This is NOT a Christmas wish list so no, I’m not hinting anything to anyone. These are just items I hope to one day get my hands on – preferably through the 1/2 Price Book Store!!! ūüôā¬†

 
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The Ultimate Vegan Guide by Erik Marcus – a brand spanking new book that I haven’t found anywhere but Amazon so far. Many books I have come across have so far tried to convince the reader why¬†they should be a vegan. I don’t need convincing – I was on board before ever reading a book. Now I need to know how¬†to transition, what to eat, and how to deal¬†in a not-so-vegan world. That is what this book appears to be all about.

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Veganomicon, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook – I hear about this book all of the time and I have seen the recipes recreated on numerous¬†vegan blogs. The meals look delicious and you can take a sneak peek at the recipes via Amazon’s “look inside” function. They sound good and the ingredients don’t seem to out of whack.¬†

 

The Joy of Vegan Baking¬†¬†– this is a book I can wait on (I don’t bake much) but some day I would love to own for a couple of reasons: A) because without milk, eggs, or gelatin, baking with traditional recipes probably won’t work; and B) because I love the author! She does a podcast about veganism and compassionate living that is really wonderful and joyous and I find her voice, tone, and demeanor to be so relaxing.¬†

 

A coffee grinder  РI like coffee but more importantly I like and want to use more spices and flaxseeds so a grinder is a pretty important item. 

 

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A Vita-Mix blender¬†¬†– no doubt about it – this is an item I WILL own one day even though I might be well into my 30’s before that happens. Why would anyone spend over $300 on a blender? Because it is AMAZING!!! Smoothies, creamy vegetable based soups, and if I do any raw “cooking”, a blender will be essential.

A vegan multivitamin Рvegan or not, I should be taking a multivitamin.

 

Well that is a start.

 

The major change to the blog is the change to the city chicken recipe page. I get 20-30 readers every day looking for a recipe for city chicken so I felt a bit in a pickle about what to do about the meat laden recipe. It has been decided. 

Ciao.



Update and a “blogging goal”?
06 12 2008, 10:00 am
Filed under: blog, daily grind

So I know I haven’t been very good about updating lately but I have a new blogging goal for myself. Starting today, I plan to blog, at least a little bit, everyday.

Why blog everyday? It is more for my benefit than anything else – I’m not good at remembering “the when“,¬†(the why, where, and how I tend to be good with).¬†And it is better for readers too.¬†Shorter entries make for more popular blogs.

Now for updates!

THE JOB:¬†I¬†know I have never actually said in the blog where it is that I am working – I have done that on purpose.¬†The legal community¬†is¬†small and the gossip could drop the jaws on a group of 16 year old Orange County girls! It suffices to say that I am an intern in the criminal defense world. I really am enjoying the job. I am being involved in a lot of really interesting cases and issues and I haven’t yet been given any “busy work”. The attorneys I am working with are really interested in making sure this experience is invaluable and it already has been.

Other news Рyesterday I went to an antique store about a 1/2 hour away from me. It was huge and full of the kinds of items I like. Employees there said that lots of people rent a hotel and shop for the weekend Рyou would need at least that in order to see the whole place. Sadly, I went right after leaving work and I was wearing heels. My feet hurt sooo bad after a few hours that I was limping around haha. I ended up finding a lot of things I like and the prices were better than at the shops closer to me. It was pretty fun.

Alrighty, back to work. TTYL.



funny
07 4 2007, 10:28 pm
Filed under: blog

Welcome to my international guests – this was in my list of linked views for my blog stats… it made me smile! ūüôā

The “Bill Gates” post, translated.



tiny blogs?
05 27 2007, 2:08 pm
Filed under: blog, current events, fun stuff, twitter

Twitter has become quite the rage. If you haven’t yet checked it out, now might be the time to do so. With the ability to be updated from the website, desktop apps (Twitteriffic for Mac users and Twitteroofor the rest of us),¬†txt, and IM (on “good days), Twitter is¬†quickly becoming a popular way to answer the question: What are you doing?

Over the last week, Twitter was down quite a bit and thus Jaiku had a sudden surge in users.

I would suggest joining both now.¬†Here’s why: (1) Usernames– I managed to snag BobbieLynn at Twitter and Bobbie at Jaiku – I have never¬†been able to use “Bobbie” in the past, and (2) it seems pretty probable that Twittering will take off into many different apps and sub-groups.

The only frustrating parts of Twittering for me: (1) reading the public timeline which is often riddled with Chinese and/or Japanese characters and (2) Twitter is down sometimes and Twitter IM has yet to work for me. BUT – This makes it clear that Twitter is quickly¬†expanding and makes me think that there will be major changes coming in the future. It will be nice to have been a member of the original thing…. and sometimes being an early user gets you perks! Nothing wrong with perks.

I’m currently using Twitteroo and Twitkuto make updates (I don’t txt and I would rather die than begin¬†– don’t ask). Check out my updates:




funny (and ironic!) search terms!
04 12 2007, 6:32 pm
Filed under: animals, blog, chickens, food, fun stuff, humor, law students, vegetarian

I get the feeling I am going to be making this a regular thing.

Here are some of my favorites – the terms and phrases that have brought you, the readers, to me, the blogger.

“butt cramps”¬† *this has become a VERY popular search topic… I may need to elaborate for those of you who have been… “suffering”.*

“What did you learn from this law class?”¬† *this is the “ironic” one… this search term sent this poor person to THIS post… I am guessing they¬†are concerned about the state of legal education after¬†reading that!*¬†

“my own fergie”¬† *oh how I miss my OWN Fergie… for those of you who don’t know, that is my cat who lives with my parents in another state…*

“funny chicken ideas”¬† *I wonder what else this person found!*

“neh owh heh eair eh”¬†¬† *no doubt in reference to the Oprah show about the secret language of babies!*

boyfriend is getting fat”¬† *DISCLAIMER¬† – I have NEVER written that anywhere in my blog! lol.. just had to make sure not to upset my man ūüėČ *

“sue my dad for maintenance”¬†¬† *if you knew of the possibility that your case may end up in student casebooks for years to come, you would likely re-think a law suit!*

“father act and actions”

and by far the most popular search terms have to do with “city chicken” and how to make it… again, the link is HERE if that is what you are looking for (although part of me has begun to feel guilty about having a recipe on my blog for a meat based dish… the only blogs I read on a daily basis are vegan!)



all things “city chicken”
04 1 2007, 2:06 pm
Filed under: animals, blog, chickens, food, fun stuff, future plans, ideas

I figured I should make a post about my pages on “city chicken” and “city chickens” since that is where a great deal of traffic to my blog comes from and the links from searches send vistors to the blog rather than the pages themselves.

For City Chicken recipes and info on the origin of the name – go here.

For information on keeping chickens in the city and/or as pets – go here.

I have some great ideas for continued pages and fun, random information on chicken, chickens, and eggs for the future of this blog (most likely coming in summer 2007 once the semester is over). If you have any ideas that would add to the tie-in of the chicken theme, feel free to comment!

I also love antique items related to keeping/raising chickens. If you are aware of any blogs, sites, or have any finds of your own, please share!