Photo by Thomas. Thighs by Derby.
Today marks the 4th birthday of the blog! And with each passing year, it has definitely morphed into something more distinct and more confident. This year certainly took a big turn with a name change that really reflects where I am in my little vegan life.
VEGAN DERBY CAT PARTY .com!
Ah derby… Derby has certainly taken over my life in the last 5 months, and I am completely, unapologetically in love with it. CameraPhoneVegan.com served me well for three years as a jumping off point, but the new focus has lead to a clearer idea of what I want to write about. (When I actually have the time!) I am happy to report I will soon have a nice collection of vegan skates! Our local skate shop, Fast Girl Skates, was having a 20% off sale to mark their store anniversary (which is today, same as my blog!) so I got to order myself some nice microfiber boots that I’ll be switching my awesome plates over to, and I’ll also be getting a cheapie pair to skate in outdoors this summer! Yay! 🙂
Moving to Seattle has proved to be a perfect decision for us too. I miss my family terribly at times, but we’ve really found a place that offers us so much, including a sense of fitting in that we never had in Florida. We’re completely at ease with the seasons, the mild city life, and interesting, liberal, artsy minded folks. Oh and the food, we are very, very lucky to live in a city with so much delicious vegan food! (That delivers no less!)
Anyway, thanks for reading! More vegan food, derby, and cats to surely come!
Ty / Vampira Knightley
So it’s that time of year again! I went with a green drink this year instead of a cupcake, as I think that’s the direction I steered into this last year. My focus has shifted a bit from the fake meat and cheese centered-ness of a new vegan in 2010, to really trying to eat more whole foods as often as possible, including raw meals too. I also stopped using sugar, with the exception of major holidays. (I tried to use maple syrup instead in the pumpkin pies this year, but my mom protested!)
The readership has also increased tremendously since that first year, with January alone at almost 3,000 hits compared to 2010’s (march through december) year total of 4,601! So a HUGE thank you to all of you who subscribe, read and share! I enjoy your comments, and encourage you to continue to give me any feedback you have on recipes.
We’re [hopefully!] going to be in a state of transition soon. We’re trying to relocate to Seattle as soon as possible, and have been looking for work for there since fall. So as soon as one of us can land a decent job out there, we’re out of here! One of the reasons is that I’m planning to go back to school out there [to advance in my profession] starting fall of 2013. We’re starting to get this place packed up because our lease is up here next month, and at the same time holding our breath that something comes through in that time frame. So if you know of any radiation therapist or set/event/industrial design jobs out there, please let us know! ; )
Here’s looking forward to a great 2012!
Thanks again for all your support,
❤ Ty ❤