Category "Thinking"

Just in case some of the big questions bother me and I decide to write my thoughs..

January 2nd 2015

So Happy New Year, once again!

Finally it is once again the wonderfull time of the year where most of us try to make up some new year resolution things, so that we have some goals for ourselves the next year.

I don’t really have any thing that I can’t live without, but I would like to skydive some more in the next year. Generally I have been spending my time on other projects, making me miss skydiving alot. I would also like to visit Norway, to go on hikes in the mountians. That would be amazing. I’m still dreaming of getting better at uploading videos, but that is, just as last year, a complete chance. So we will see how that goes..

Gonna try to clean up in my home and do a little bit of studying for the next semester!

Have a good one!

/mike

September 3rd 2014

Real life is starting again! And it is great!

Well.. Sorta had some shitty days lately, but that is due to loving a person too much.. Not that you can really do that, but that is the best words I can put on it at this moment.. I just don’t know what to do with myself, or how to show it to her.. So sorta afraid that I might be loosing her completely.. Which I find incredibly scary..

But yeah, that is just life I guess?

Other than that, school started again.. And that is simply sweet! Really nice that my life is returning to a “normal” rhythm..

Summer has been great, but yeah, now it is time to go back to the real world!

To go vegan or not?

Life is one (hopefully) long journey through a vast amount of experiences.. At least that is how I feel about it.. But having spend some time, specially in my highschool years reading about buddhism, I started to think about the idea of becomming vegetarian, so that no animals had to be killed for my eating “pleasure”. Over the years, this though stayed with me, cutting down on meat, but not really giving it up either..

The one day I was talking to my x-girlfriend about life and all the other big things going on, and the subject popped up.. And after some wise words about doing what you want to do.. I gave up meat the same night.. It was quite a big change.. And yes, I have to admit that I did really miss the meat for the first month or two, but then it kinda grew into habbit..

Then now, I am around 4 years down the road.. And lately I been watching alot of those animal welfare videos on youtube, specially the stuff from peta2.. And a lot of those makes my inner animal lover want to cry.. So with all those videos fresh in mind, I started to read alot about being vegan instead of vegetarian.. I have always considered vegans to be kinda crazy, animal-welfare freaks, but by watching the videos and reading articles it seems that they have a quite valid point.

At least all this sorta new to me knowledge have let me to trying a vegan diet.. Even though I find it though to make food without cheese and eggs, which seems to have been entering my cooking instead of meat.. Watching videos of the american milk and egg industries just makes you want to vomit..

But I’m not yet ready to go all in and commit 100% to being vegan, but small steps are better than no steps! And I also know that “rushing” into it, will increase my own odds of failing with a big percentage.

Leather and fur is another story, but I been avoiding real fur for years, and haven’t spend money on leather stuff for years either.. But since I want to give this vegan thing a go, I will have to focus even more on stuff like that.. Specially considering the horrible things going on in slaughterhouses..

Wool is kinda my joker.. I don’t really have alot of stuff made from wool either, definately didn’t buy any for years..

But all the leather and wool things I own I will keep using.. This is sometimes a hard thing to do, but there is no point in throwing it away now, since the animal is already dead and gone, and just throwing it away now would be an even bigger waste..

But not buying new leather and wool stuff will hopefully help some animals to surrive in the future..

My half sick body is telling me it is time to get a small nap, so that is what I’m going to do..

Peace out, Mike

I feel stupid..!

At this moment, I really feel stupid.. Good old fashioned stupid..

Well.. The story offcourse have a “backstory” if we can call it that..

I just moved.. You might know that if you been folloowing me on twitter (which you offcourse should be 😉 )

And my new place has a few things that are slightly different from my old one.. Except from the obvious ones, like the fact it is a new one.. The light in the bathroom is the “killer”..

Every single time I walked into the bathroom today, I walk in, stop, look at the light, and wonder why it does not turn on.. Spend a moment or two wondering, then realize this appartment does not have movement activated light in the bathroom, feel really stupid, walk back to the door and turn on the light..

I’ve been walking into the bathroom quite alot the last few days.. Mostly beacuse the room is full of boxes.. But every single time I’ve been waiting for the stupid light to start by itself..

This whole proces made me realize how much of a habit person I am.. I really like to have my whole day planned, or at least have it the same way as the day before.. Which doesn’t really cope well with the fact that I really hate to plan my time.. I want to keep all possibilities open. Let life go the way it wants, and juts follow the flow!

Not sure where I’m going with all this, but the basic of this post is justs to tell you how stupid I feel for still walking into the bathroom expecting the light to turn on by itself..

Meat or no meat?

Damn, I was really in a strange mood yesterday..

Almost wanted to eat meat.. Which I luckely decided not to do, by the way..

The story goes a little further back.. I been a vegetarian since 2010 (roughly), and still I’m really satisfied with my choice! But the last few weeks, with the beginning of the BBQ season, I started to doubt in myself and that choice. Seing pretty much all my friends eat load and loads of meat kinda made me want to eat it again. But again, I resisted..

After getting back home having some hours alone to think, read online and watch videos, I decided to keep up being a veggie-head. Watching Kalels video on the Watchusliveandstuff channel on youtube completely put me back on my game!

Link to the video

The feeling she displays in this video is just crazy, and kinda heartbreaking, but yeah, this makes me really wanna stay vegetarian..

Other than that I also went to Peta2’s website.. And this kinda made me want to go vegan.. I know that will be hard for me, but the more I read and learn about “animal-industries”, the more I can’t stand them..  And they have alot of great stuff if you wanna go green.. Unfortunately most of their stuff is only focussed on the US, but still.. That is just life..

The good old “If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls” video is also a great way to stay focussed on the goal of being a vegetarian with the goal of going vegan!

Just a few thoughs I really needed to get out of my head, and down on some paper, or in this case the interwebz..

/mike