Reason to be Vegan: Ducks!

I’ve decided i’m going to start doing a weekly feature on awesome animals and vegetables to promote how wonderful veganism is. This is a step I am taking to “become the change” and create the world I want to live in. These features will highlight awesome nutritional, compassionate, and environmental reasons for my own personal vegan lifestyle. Today, Ducks! Enjoy these cute photos!

... Duck and Carnival  !!! Musk goose!

Duck

Duck Soup!

What amazing creatures! According to Wikipedia

Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water. Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebesgallinules, and coots.

Despite widespread misconceptions, only the females of most dabbling ducks “quack”. For example, the scaup – which are diving ducks – make a noise like “scaup” (hence their name), and even among the dabbling ducks, the males never quack. In general, ducks make a wide range of calls, ranging from whistles, cooing, yodels and grunts. Calls may be loud displaying calls or quieter contact calls.

In 2002, psychologist Richard Wiseman and colleagues at the University of HertfordshireUK, finished a year-long LaughLab experiment, concluding that of all animals, ducks attract the most humor and silliness; he said, “If you’re going to tell a joke involving an animal, make it a duck.”[8] The word “duck” may have become an inherently funny word in many languages, possibly because ducks are seen as silly in their looks or behavior. Of the many ducks in fiction, many are cartoon characters, such as Walt Disney‘s Donald Duck, and Warner Bros.‘ Daffy Duck.

Cool!

By being vegan I save over 50 animals each year! (http://www.chooseveg.com/vegetarians-save-lives.asp)

My Saturday

Today I woke up and enjoyed a delicious orange! I had to look nice for the Theatrix AGM so I woke up a bit earlier than my body wanted to but it was a really nice day out which made up for that. I drove to the skytrain station to practice driving and didn’t kill anything *phew*. I thought I was going to be late but ended up being right on time as usual (I guess you always have perfect timing when you make your own time). I got to see some friends I hadn’t been with in a while which was really nice. Then the AGM began and I got to hear some lovely songs from my friends and make some side-notes about the way AGM’s are run hehe. I recieved the Cory Memorial Award along with two people I really love, Marquis and Adam (who was late, it was quite funny when his Mom took his award and stood into the photo with us hehe). Before RENT started there was some singing and some dancing (Will I? – the STOMP edition haha) which was fun. We learned RENT choreography for La Vie Boheme ( SOOO EXCITING) at rehearsal. I ate some pineapple and listened to some really fun line flubs at Little Women rehearsal (I’m stage managing). Then I went downtown to meet some friends at english bay. When I walked out of the skytrain terminal at Granville station a girl stopped me. She recognized me from a leadership conference I attended in grade 11 in Mission. I was so surprised and grateful that she remembered me. We were only together for a couple days (I have no idea who she was) but I must of done something that made an impact on her. It felt good to be memorable in an unexpected way. I walked to the beach and saw lots of good looking people on the way. It was beautiful outside. When I met up with my friend they were talking with these Mexican guys. There was a small jazzy band playing (COOL) and some guys with a guitar and rapping mic competing with them. It started to get cold and breezy so I started dancing to keep warm (I’ve been trying this mantra since 2010 started to try and combat my frequent shivers, if i’m cold then i’m not dancing or cuddling enough… it works to a certain degree). While I was dancing I felt this sharp pain. I thought someone threw a rock at me but actually it was seagull poop! I hear this is good luck haha. I’ve never been pooped on before but I suppose there is a first time for everything. Quite the end to a fun-filled afternoon.