Monday, May 21, 2007

very important

items:

in the udder place parking lot a while back, i observed a woman in the car next to mine shaving her armpits.

i had the pleasure of exercising to the sweet melodic sounds of the devil went down to georgia today at the gym.

this is wrong, wrong, wrong. so wrong. in so many ways. seriously, i will tell you exactly why if you'd like to know.

9 comments:

David said...

I saw that op-ed too. This UK site This UK site talks about the issues with DHA and vitamins B12 & D.

lizzie lou said...

that's the thing that makes me the most upset about the op/ed -- the fact that the baby died had nothing to do with its parents being vegan! it had to do with them being IDIOTS! who feeds a 6-week old baby anything other than breast milk or formula?

and any informed vegan (especially a pregnant/nursing one) would supplement with b12 (or eat food fortified with it) and make sure to get enough omega 3's (from flax, walnuts, sea vegetables). eeeeee.

lisa said...

I am surprised to see that in the NYT. It's so stupid. Though I usually do eat some dairy foods, I had to go vegan when pregnant with G becuase all dairy items made me ill. he's certainly doing fine.

Mary said...

Well, I think you guys shoud write a letter to the NYT to specifically refute the claims ! - although I did scratch my head & go HUH? & wondered what you'd think. it did give me pause

Hey - has anyone see Waitress ? It's a terrific movie ! (unrelated to veganism)

Adam said...

"...who fed him mainly soy milk and apple juice..."

mama d said...

Actually, my twin brothers and I, now all strapping adults in our 50s, were allergic to cows' milk, and Mom was discouraged from breastfeeding, so we thrived on soy milk alone for the whole start of our lives. Maybe the fact that Mom and Dad weren't vegans is what kept us healthy!

lizzie lou said...

it must've been the apple juice...

Mary said...

so NOW you should link to the very articulate rebuttals in todays NYT - But also, I was distracted from the armpit shaving woman, I haven't seen that, even in Central Square !!
(YOU MUST watch that Lisa Kudrow show, the Comeback, soon so we can say "I don't want to see that" to each other !)

your mom

scottheim said...

Oooh... we went to a Red Sox game last week and they played the Devil Went Down to Georgia (it was the sox vs. atlanta-- get it?). I HATE that conservative gun-toting Charlie Daniels!