Read in the Moment or Delete Forever

Somehow I’ve managed to accumulate more than 10,095 emails in my personal inbox.


Inspired by Jeremy’s recent post I thought I’d use this post-Christmas cleaning opportunity to catalog what I’m unsubscribing from.

In Order of Deletion

  1. Pinterest; Covering explore.pinterest and inspire.pinterest. I don’t really use Pinterest that much so ????
  2. Goodreads
  3. Indeed; It was a good reminder to unsubscribe from Portland/Vancouver/Newport job listings – we’ll at least be in Pullman at least another year.
  4. Zillow; Wow! Huge offender. ????
  5. Deal of the Day; Ugh online impulse shopping.
  6. Wyndham Rewards
  7. Choice Privileges
  8. The Family
  9.; I really only want phone notifications for new news on directors/actors/movies I’ve decided to follow. I don’t think this exists though because I get everything but.
  11. The Vegg
  12. Brain Pickings Weekly; I’ve actually been unsubscribed for some time. Any time you think you’ll go back and read something, just know that you won’t. Read in the moment or delete forever.
  13. Google Local Guides
  14. If It Fits Your Macros; 12 Hours Left • Our Final Sale • 90% Off Now • It’s Not Too Late • Are you serious? • Massive Sale Starts Now • This is for you –If someone wanted to know how boring marketing is I’d refer to these. It’s a shame because I feel like they were emailing interesting content until September-ish of last year.
    down to 8,997
  15. Kiva
    down to 7,129
  17. Big 5 Sporting Goods
  18. Vegan Cuts
  19. Google Alerts; vegan • cruelty-free • plant-based • carmina burana 
    down to 6,359
  20. Skillshare; an example of staying subscribed to something just I remember I’ve paid for a service and I should use it. Terrible strategy for me.
    down to 6,124
  21. Stacksocial/Skillwise
    down to 5,636 
  22. Wacom
  23. Creative Market
  24. Picture Correct
  25. PETA
  26. FedEx Office
  27. 100% Pure
  28. PictureCorrect (older/different from #24)
    down to 4,930
  29. NW Veg
    down to 3,593
  30. Lana Del Ray; sorry sometimes I forget Twitter exists
  31. The Oatmeal; same as above
  32. Happify

Eggs in Bags (said in Chicagoan speak)

Currently in pdx for a few days and thought it would be fun to document what I ate this trip 2 years post-veganism.

I made two Chemex this morning, one for immediate enjoyment and one for the car. I added Great Lakes collagen, Silk vanilla soy creamer, and a small amount of mct oil.

Breakfast was one and a half hard boiled eggs and two slices of sesame Ezekiel bread toasted with butter. *kisses fingers*

We left around 10 a.m. and at about two p.m. stopped for gas and snacks as we didn’t feel like a proper meal when we passed through Pasco. I grabbed two hard boiled eggs (which we split), a peanut butter chocolate Cliff Builder Bar, mozzarella stick wrapped in prosciutto, and some fancy adult lunchable that we split.

After checking into our downtown hotel room I dealt with an overflowing menstrual cup and jean washing in the sink. Fun! Thankfully no permanent staining! We then headed up to NW twenty-third for new jeans and dinner with our friend.

Thanks to Levis and weightlifting I experienced one of the easiest fitting room moments of my life. Indecisiveness led us to The Matador where I ordered a shot of tequila on ice and shredded chicken street tacos, blvd style. With an open facade, balmy outside temps and nice music the ambiance was 💯. Oh and I shared one of my tacos with J.

10 oz Modern Times Fruitlands Gose

We ended the night with small pours at Bailey’s Taproom. I ordered ten ounces of Modern Times Fruitlands Gose. Delightful. And somehow we accomplished over ten thousand steps despite sitting in the car all day.

What Happened to Rainbow Honey?

I was going through old emails and saw I had earned some rewards maybe from 2016? Yikes. And thought I’d check it out. The link led to an unsecure page. Ruh oh! After a lot of google stalking it appears they did the same thing I did and just evaporated from social media altogether. Not sure if they did a few final goodbye posts on any of their social media, but IG and facebook are deleted as is their website. Twitter is still up, but hasn’t been used since 2014. RIP Rainbow Honey. ???? ????

Alt Names for Feed Your Skull

About six years ago—June 17, 2011—to be exact, I set out to create a blog journaling and sharing my adventures on a raw food diet.

I recently found the brainstorming list of possible blog names. Oh dear.

Feed Your Skull still has a nice ring to it. Thank you Jeremy for coming up with that.

Feed Your Skull could’ve been…

  1. The Green We Live In
  2. Smart Food
  3. For the Love of Me
  4. Healthy Bee’s Knees lol, glad this was crossed out
  5. Michelle’s Veggie Ground
  6. Satisfied
  7. Veggie Cow
  8. Checkered Vegetarian
  9. Checkered Raw
  10. The Green Equinox
  11. Vibrant Passion
  12. Night of the Living Foods
  13. Checkered Eating
  14. Limelight Living Foods *actually was the blog name for a few months
  15. The Far Side of Eating
  16. Nice to Eat You
  17. Raw Oomph!
  18. Potable Posturings this one was REALLY crossed out
  19. Vigorous Vittles

Possible taglines for Limelight Living Foods were, 1. A veggie gurl in a sugar world 2. Cash your green in 3. Eat less, Eat better, Feel fantastic

Other notes from the page…

Things were much easier when I didn’t think of food

Six years later and that’s still something I think about from time to time.

Knowledge ultimately empowers you, but at times it can feel like wading through sludge.


Inside Out Book Tag

catreadingI just read KatSilver’s Inside Out Book Tag and want to participate even though I haven’t been in the reading mood lately. Maybe this will help!

I (Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much information or too little? Your opinion?)

Must have. I know I’ve gone a little crazy-eyed flipping a book around and around to find the summary. I especially hate when paperbacks just have a list of kudos quotes. Like. No. Draw me in. Put the needle in my arm and pull me along.

So, yeah. I love summaries. I love ones that give you enough, but leave out everything. Similar to a good movie trailer.

N New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest.

I would say it doesn’t matter, but I probably prefer paperbacks. Don’t tell my husband, hardbacks are his #1.

I love ‘abusing’ books. Curled up in bed clutching the cover with intensity as my eyes crawl over the page. It’s intimate.

I try to buy kindle copies first, because confession time…I’m a book hoarder. I love buying books I won’t read for years. Just holding onto them is like a weird comforting osmosis. Kindle allows me to hoard and easily look up the meaning of words or highlight lines I love.


S Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in books while you’re reading or do you keep your books clean?

No. Definitely not. As much as I might like curling a cover or cornering a page, writing in a book seems offensive. Even books you’re supposed to write in, I like to use a notebook instead.

I have come around to writing in cookbooks to rate recipes or make notes. But that’s it.

I In your best voice, read us your favorite opening line.

I don’t know how I’d ever keep track of a favorite opening line. I remember loving things in the moment, but nothing that I’d remember word for word later. Or it just hasn’t happened yet.

I love when a book is able to grab me with the very first sentence vs 20 pages in. I think The Girl on the Train did that for me. So, that must mean ‘favorite first line’.

I’m going to start paying attention to this.

D Does it matter whether the book you’re readings author is male or female?

Not really. I love books no matter. But if I’ve solely read male authors for awhile, I try to make a point to balance it out. It’s good to balance perspective.

E Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page before you got there?

Not intentionally. That’s a lie. It was under the guise to see how many pages were in the book and oops I read a few words on the page.

The only other time was when I lost my place and started reading too far ahead.

I generally don’t like to do that though. I’m patient.

O Organized bookshelves or outrageous?

Kind of organized. I have mostly non-fiction and cookbooks, so I organize them in collections. Genocide. Atomic bomb testing. Native American. Vegan cooking. Fermentation.

I love when I see books organized by colors or first letters of the title, but I don’t think I could ever do that. I’m more like a library.


U Under oath: Have you ever bought a book based on ONLY the cover?

Oh. Absolutely. Book aesthetics get me hard. I’ve even been disappointed when a book’s cover art has changed. ???? Like why?! Why did they do that?

I especially like judging when picking a book at random.


T Take it out to read or stay in?

It has to be a really good book for me to read it outside. I’m easily distracted and love to observe what’s going on around me.

That being said I do love reading on the beach, but I’ve never tried going on a hike to summit read.

My favorite spot to read is in bed. It’s something familiar from childhood where I can draw the walls around me and fall into the story.

How do you feel about some or all of these things? Tag yourself and let me know on Twitter @michellefelt! 

Until next time…

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