As of Monday, September 4, I became a vegetarian. Honestly, it's not going to be a problem, I don't think. I've never been much of a red meat person, definitely not a pork person, and chicken sometimes. Seafood was the only "meat" I'm really fond of.
Anyway, Manny and I are doing this together. He wants to be full-on vegan eventually, and I think at some point I'll be ready for that, too. Until then, I consider myself lacto-vegetarian. I still participate in the consumption of dairy products, bitches.
I want a t-shirt that says that.
Anyway. So I'm not eating meat, and now I'm medicated. Yes, medicated. For five years or so, I struggled with depression and anxiety issues, and lately I have just been feeling overloaded and overwhelmed. I saw my doctor this morning, and I am now officially taking Effexor. After reading about the problems my dear Corinna had coming off the Eff, I'm a bit worried. I've done my research on forums and, as with pretty much every drug, there are good and bad reports. Some people say it gave them their life back, others say it ruined it. So we'll see. It's just an experiment, for now. I'll update you when I feel a difference.
So anyway, time for the Friday Five, which I know nobody cares about, but I'm such a fucking narcissist that I do it anyway. These are last week's questions, and if they get updated for today, I'll just go balls-out and do those, too.
For Sept. 1, 2006
1. Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of summer. What will you miss most about summer?
Absolutely nothing. Okay, maybe sandals. And swimming. And my town not being overran with the college kids. But that's it.
2. What are you most looking forward to this fall?
Everything! I love fall, it's my favorite season. Things I'm looking forward to: my birthday (Sept. 21), going to see the Futureheads (Sept. 23), volunteering at Lotus Festival (Oct. 6/7), GETTING MARRIED! (Oct. 13), Halloween, going to see Placebo (Nov. 3), cooler weather, colorful trees, boots, sweaters, WORLD SERIES, everything. I love fall.
3. What are your plans for Labor Day weekend?
4. Labor Unions were the driving force behind the creation of Labor Day. How else have they impacted your life?
I've no fucking clue. They have allowed me to get a paid day off from work, though, for which I am thankful.
5. Natural labor or fully medicated labor?
When Kitten was born, I had an epidural. It was a huge relief.