Hmm, I see I haven't written much of a personal nature lately. I guess that's because I'm in winter mode, kind of half hibernation and half reading/watching movies.
Today we ventured out in the snow to have lunch with a friend of Richard's who was in the city doing his Christmas shopping; he picked out a Vietnamese noodle/soup place that I don't think we would have discovered on our own. The perfect day for a steaming-hot bowl of veggie pho!
I tucked in some supplies for the evening - library books and soy nog - so that I can enjoy the snowfall without actually having to be in the middle of it. The tree's glowing and Sophie's very happy (Richard bought a big piece of carpet to use as a rug this winter, which gives her lots of traction for binking and lots of space for sprawling/napping).
We've been watching season 6 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and I'm reading a weeeeird book that a total stranger recommended to Richard, House of Leaves. It's kind of like Pale Fire, only mixed with some Henry Miller and a soap opera written by H.P. Lovecraft.
And on that note, there's an important video I want you all to watch. (It's not gross - actually it's cute!) With rabbit meat becoming increasingly inexpensive and more widely available, we're going to be seeing a lot more of the same atrocious corporate-farm conditions for rabbits that other animals currently suffer. I'm not being a meat cop, here, I'm just letting everyone know that rabbits are currently classified as "poultry" by the USDA. This circumvents the Humane Slaughter Act (apparently there was a petition started in 2005 to have rabbits included under this act, but it didn't receive the requisite 5000 signatures), meaning that rabbits can be killed under the same dismal conditions as chickens, turkeys, etc. If this bothers you, please watch the video below and do your part. The bunnies would thank you if they could!
Needless to say, I think all food animals should be included under this act.