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Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Norman MacEwan

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ppk quote of the day!

Curtesy of Torque:

Are you kidding? Have you seen what the plants look like? They look like they'll slice your jugular and then kick you in the face for fun. (there is a big italian colony nearby that features an artichoke plantation, it looks like what the forking klingons would grow in their gardens.) I'd be afraid too.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

another ppk moments collection

Sass wrote: Fate/mods have just been tempted.

B_A_D wrote: I am perhaps the least tempting person on the boards. I live a wholesomely boring existence that is only occasionally x-rated.

Ijustdiedinside wrote: BAD you are totally not under the radar! i don't know why you don't have a custom one yet, but don't worry, we all know who you are!

me again :years of practice, you must be sure to only say funny/interesting/embarrassing things in unpopular threads that the mods are not reading. It's kind of like stealth posting really.

Realdoll thread:
'H.Dog: Oh, bullshiitake. They have only humans and elves. Where my halfling bisques at?

B_A_D wrote: I still want a halfling druid damn it.

H.Dog : I've heard they're hung like a squirrel, though.

the x-mas stollen thread getting it's yearly bump

Hoveringdog wrote: Yeah, I can't most games more recent than the last five years or so.

B_A_D wrote: I just woke up, but is there a word missing form this sentence?

h.dog :Yes, there's a word missing "form" that sentence. You wanna fight about it?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SOO beside myself happy

OMG!!!!!!!!! Steam gift or The Kindness of Strangers

Kindness of Strangers and Gamers.

Best thing that has ever happened, I think my housemates are scared for life over how much excitement and shrieking this caused.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Letter to Fox Network/Broadcasting: Please save Dollhouse

I wrote them a quick e-mail, telling them how annoyed I am that Dollhouse is being put on hold for a month and an appeal for a third season.

If you haven't already, guys please tune into the show, tivo it, watch it on hulu and show some mad love for this series. Maybe even write your own letters, phone calls or e-mails.


I just have to say that I was extremely upset and disappointed to learn that you will be withholding episodes of Joss's Dollhouse for an entire month. Surely, you have seen what an amazing program this series is. You have a really amazing opportunity to be part of something great, yet you seem to be consistently taking this for granted. Let's face it, the majority of your programing is just plain awful crap. Followed by remakes and re-packaging of the same crap. There is only one night a week I would ever dream of tuning into your network and that would be Friday nights for Dollhouse.

This series has so much potential, and its story is only just developing. You've seen the fan base Joss's series generate, the long lasting and loyal viewer-ship and fans his shows earn. The quality writing is something that is solely lacking from broadcasting today, and I would sincerely ask that you think about that when considering to re-new this series. It is worth it. Please re-new an amazing series and be one of the few networks to actually provide some quality broadcasting. I would hate to have my only reason for tuning into your station taken away. We all know these shows get better with time, please allow Dollhouse to get there and you will have thousands of thankful fans like me.

please carefully consider dollhouse's fate for the upcoming season. I will be anxiously awaiting novemeber's end so I can tune back in for my favourite program to return. And I hope it will continue to return again after that. Please, Please, Please give this amazing show a chance for a third season and keep your viewers happy.

Thank you for reading this and please remember that there are all kinds of fans who are hoping that you save this show.

-Amanda Dickie

With Love, Amanda Dickie
"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer,Writer, Nobel laureate (1904-1991)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Doing right makes you feel so good.

As some of you may be aware COK or Compassion over killing has launched a new campaign aimed at dunkin' donuts to persuade them to offer vegan menu items free of the cruelties involved in the egg and dairy industries. Their new website is up and they are urging activists and consumers alike to make their voices heard and take a minute or two to call, snail mail or email the company and urge them to offer cruelty free options.

As every single donut on their current menu contains milk and eggs, COK is also urging them to offer menu items for those with allergies and health concerns.

Here's the short e-mail I sent:
To whom it may concern,

I recently learned that your company does not offer any products suitable for people who avoid consuming animal products such as dairy and eggs, which appear in all your donut menu items. As you are likely well aware the number of individuals who avoid the cruelties and health issues related to animal products are growing. With numerous consumers opting for healthier foods and cruelty free goods our retail market is shifting. And as a result we ask that businesses represent our needs and allow consumers to continue their support of companies such as yours. Without Dairy and egg free options consumers will be forced to purchase elsewhere.

I would ask that you increase the availability of animal-product-free items or create vegan meal items to reflect your consumers growing concerns and open yourselves up to a larger market. New animal free products would be marketed as healthier options and allow your company to tap into the growing concerns of the population for health foods and improved eating habits.

I would like to thank you for your time and again stress the need for vegan menu items to be added to your repertoire and allow consumers the chance to purchase cruelty free items from your establishment.

Thank you
To visit the campaign's web site click here: Dunkin' Cruelty

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The lies of No-kill shelters and what's wrong with temperment testing

Yet again, this is shelter who was going to kill my lovely boy party because of temperament testing. I decided to write them about Party in the hopes that they might change their mind about killing adoptable animals on the basis of temperament testing, which is set up for dogs to fail. According to the test Party was positive for rough play, food aggression and possession aggression. He has neither.

And what is almost worst is that dogs who actually have these issues can be rehabilitated and become perfectly loving dogs too.

Anyway here is the letter:


This is Amanda Dickie, you redeemed a dog to me last November he was a young rotti named Party. I just wanted to let you know that he is the sweetest dog out there. And despite what your tests may have indicated, he does not have possession aggression or food aggression. He met my mother for the first time on the ride home and was eating chips out of her hand the whole way back.

When we arrived home we had him sitting and waiting for his food, once or twice he jumped the gun and started eating before he had permission and my 54 year old mother was able to pull him back off his food with no protest. After he got settled here everyone approaches him while eating and he is fine. My mother and I regularly take his food dish from him while he is eating and he is just fine with waiting for us to give it back.

He is learning to take treats gently from people and whenever he is to rough we always take them back and try again until he gets it right. He has never growled, snapped or bitten anyone since leaving your shelter. We also have four cats, who occasionally eat out of his bowl and he will sit back and wait for them to finish. He is patience and still waiting for the day they all accept him.

There is a constant flow of new and strange people in and out of our house and party is excited and happy to meet everyone of them. He no longer jumps on people when they come to the door, and is happy when strangers approach him even when he is tied on outside the home. He also loves small children and is extra gentle around them.

He regularly brings his toys over to people to play and even if he's gone off in a corner to play alone will give up any toy when asked. Everyone at one point or another has had to take toy pieces out of his mouth. Our older and smaller dog is able to take any toy he is playing with and she occasionally eats out of his dish and he waits until she leaves to resume eating. Party and Claire (our older dog) share a water dish and he is usually left waiting for her to finish before he drinks. However, at times when he is drinking she will push her way in and they will both drink together. They eat and get treats next to eat other, Party is always last but he waits patiently and never tries to take hers away.

The more comfortable cats have begun drinking out of the water bowl while Party is drinking or sniffing them. And even when the tense cats hiss or swat at him he remains calm. He doesn't even bark when people come into the house.

He hates having his nails cut and teeth brushed but he remains calm during the whole ordeal. Even when I accidentally quick him.

This dog is one of the kindest, gentlest and friendliest dogs I have ever met. We do things to him that would have my older lovely girl seeing red. Kids pull his tail, blow in his ears and pull on his cheeks nothing bothers him.

We just wanted to pass along this message in the hopes that you might reconsider using temperament testing as it is an unfair system that sets perfectly adoptable friendly loving dogs up for failure.

Thank you,
Sincerely Amanda
With Love, Amanda Dickie
"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer,Writer, Nobel laureate (1904-1991)

I just get so frustrated every time I think that they were going to kill him because he was "dangerous", "aggressive", etc. When he is the sweetest boy I have ever met. GRRR

This is relevant to this blog because I'm hoping this helps to change their minds, which is positive action.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Food bloging, food porn and as always the ppk.

Tofu666 just complimented my plating. My life as a vegan, blogger, and food eater is now complete.
[quote=tofu666]nice plating! it's like the tofu wants to jump off the page and into my belly ;)[/quote]

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

There is always more room for mumbles

I think he's failing to read between the lines. This is fundamentally a problem that involves a teenager (I'm guessing?) asserting her independence and her parents being unprepared for it. The stuff about being insulted that she wants to cook and that she isn't taking part in family traditions makes that pretty clear. That it happens to take the form of a conflict about diet is kind of secondary.

Also, did he really attempt to resolve the problem that they don't like her cooking by suggesting that she cook for them? Hey, thanks, guy. I wish I had that kind of incisive problem-solving skill.
-Mumbles in response to dumb guy getting pissed at some poor vegan kid.

God I love mumbles