Getting down in Donegal

When you’re getting used to driving on the opposite side on smaller roads and while raining, add a little leeway time. The running joke as we headed out of Dublin became ‘if it feels wrong, it’s right.’ We ended up at our destination in Donegal after 11 our first night. After chatting with our kind host and hostess until the turn of the day, we headed off to bed. As I went to sleep, wondering about the what they day would bring, I pretty clearly saw a Clif bar in my future. To my pleasant (ok, really happy) surprise, I … Continue reading Getting down in Donegal

Flirting with Dublin

We hopped on the plane around 6pm EST and flew into the morning. The flight was 7 hours and there is a five hour time difference between Dublin and New York. When we got off the plane, it was roughly 7am local. By the time we claimed our baggage (yay, none of it was lost), I got the first stamp in my passport (very, While You Were Sleeping), and we picked up our rental car, taking a brief breather in Dublin before the 3+ hours drive to Donegal seemed like a great idea. We ended up parked near Trinity College. … Continue reading Flirting with Dublin

Being a Greek myth for a few hours

“‘I had to sit on the runway for 40 minutes.’ Oh, my god, really? What happened then? Did you fly through the air like a bird, incredibly? Did you soar into the clouds, impossibly? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight and then land softly on giant tires that you couldn’t even conceive how the f**king put air in them?” – Louis C.K. I’m not a frequent flyer. I’ve now been to three destinations in my life by plane. Honestly, flying scares me a bit. Listening to Chris Hayes defend flight travel, in the aftermath of the early … Continue reading Being a Greek myth for a few hours

Rainbows, Running, and Refueling

Today I ran in the Brooklyn Pride 5k. Standing at the start line, I thought, ‘Pride week is to many of the people here, probably like what a Veg Fest is to me.’ And, for me, Veg Fests are an opportunity to feel less in the minority. The labels I carry with me (woman, vegan), I’m somewhere in the rainbow ribbon of my finisher’s medal; we all are. One of the most adorable things I saw, aside from puppies and tutus, was a family in Joe hearts Jeff t-shirts. The couple was getting married right after the race! At the … Continue reading Rainbows, Running, and Refueling

Chocolate That’ll Make The Heart Melt

Lovers of chocolate single and coupled, likely take advantage of Valentine’s Day as an excuse to indulge. Why go for the same old sampler? Variety is the spice of life. Fire up your taste buds with some sweet treats. There’s something for everyone! For the animal lover: Rescue Chocolate: 100% of the net profits go to benefit animal rescue organizations. Last day to order for Valentine’s Delivery: Today! (Feb 5th) For those in NYC, you can purchase at the Vegan Shop Up on Saturday, Feb 9th at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Pick: A gift box lets you … Continue reading Chocolate That’ll Make The Heart Melt