12.18.2007

okay, fine, you win, the bear loses


"You are not a bear. You are just a silly man who needs a shave and wears a fur coat."

It's confusing, apparently, that I call myself a bear (long story) when "lion" is part of the blog name. So despite some lost sentimental value, I'm taking the Bear out of my blog. I'm just Vegetalion now: please update your records accordingly (links bookmarks, etc). Also, I know I have some banner issues (above), but I'll have to resolve that a little later, since I'm writing from my work computer (shhh).

You might remember from this post that "Vegetalion" comes from (the french word for) vegan+lion. But if you don't know that, or don't speak french, does it look like vegetable+lion? I kinda like that.
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Speaking of carrots and lions, id any of you read the Tawny Scrawny Lion as children? I LOVED it when I was a kid - it's about a very hungry lion who wants to eat a rabbit, but instead the rabbit brings the lion home with him to enjoy carrot soup with the rabbit and his family. And on a steady diet of carrot soup, the tawny scrawny lion isn't scrawny anymore!

Could this story have planted the seed of veganism in my head as early as infancy? Thanks, mom!

annnnnnd as for real food: I have a sweet surprise for you later this week - possibly TOMORROW.

note: "the bear that wasn't" and "the tawny scrawny lion" are not my ideas, nor are the pictures of my creation. They're just childhood favorites who belong to their rightful owners/publishers/licensing people. please don't sue me.

8 comments:

Rural Vegan said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never read the Tawny Scrawny Lion, but what a great story!

Ashasarala said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm sad you're taking the bear out. :*( I thought it was cute! But, alas, I shall update my links.

I've never read either of those stories, but from the covers they look adorable. :-D

Liz² said... Best Blogger Tips

woah, I remember that book, vaguely! it was really cute.

I liked the bear part of the name, but I can understand why you would want to streamline the title/username business. actually, I'm glad you wrote about this, I always thought it was "veg-ah-tell-ee-ahn", oops. ^^'

Vegan_Noodle said... Best Blogger Tips

I admit to being confused about the bear/lion thing. But I will happily continue reading no matter what your blog name is! :-)

vegetalion said... Best Blogger Tips

no, liz, you've got it - it's supposed to be pronounced in the french! I was just playing around with the vegetable thing.

Quite a few of my boston vegan association friends (who see the name on our bva forum) say it "veg-Italian" which is weird and funny and not at all what I thought people would try.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh poor bear :o/
I'm curious to see what your surprise is! (I'm also curious about that book, which I've never heard of before, but which looks cute.)

Oh, and here's the icing recipe I used for the strawberry squiggle:

2 cups powdered (icing, confectioners) sugar
2 tablespoons soy milk powder
2 tablespoons water

Sift the sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the soymilk powder. Add one tablespoon of the water and stir, then add the other tablespoon of water, a little bit at a time until you reach a consistency slightly more solid than toothpaste. The icing should not be drippy at all, if it is at a little more sugar.

(I got the recipe off of this website: http://theppk.com/blog/2005/05/23/fauxstess-cupcakes/)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh poor bear :o/
I'm curious to see what your surprise is! (I'm also curious about that book, which I've never heard of before, but which looks cute.)

Oh, and here's the icing recipe I used for the strawberry squiggle:

2 cups powdered (icing, confectioners) sugar
2 tablespoons soy milk powder
2 tablespoons water

Sift the sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the soymilk powder. Add one tablespoon of the water and stir, then add the other tablespoon of water, a little bit at a time until you reach a consistency slightly more solid than toothpaste. The icing should not be drippy at all, if it is at a little more sugar.

(I got the recipe off of this website: http://theppk.com/blog/2005/05/23/fauxstess-cupcakes/)

Rob said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know if I am ok with you taking the bear out...I suppose that I'll learn to live with it.

If you ever try to "lion-rug" me, I will punch you in the face. =o)