Thursday, May 29, 2008

Portland, here I come & Gibelle the turkey!

Please head over to my new blog at TheUrbanHousewife.com, where you'll find this post & more!

I'm off to the vegan mecca, aka Portland! Look for many photos in the near future from mini mall trips to restaurant excursions. I'm still looking for activities to do from dancing to karaoke to art, so if you have suggestions, send them my way! Also, if you live in Portland & want to hang out, get in touch! I'll be around through Wednesday the 4th. melisser AT theurbanhousewife.com

In the meantime, enjoy this little video I took of Gibelle the turkey at the Farm Sanctuary Hoe Down. I was told if you say his name in a high pitched voice, he'll talk back to you. Watch what happens..



I assure you my voice is not that.. intense. Isn't he great though?!
Until next time! xo.

20 comments:

esther said...

absolutly toooo cute!!

VeggieGirl said...

Have an AWESOME time in Portland, Melisser!!!! Can't wait to read about your trip - your recaps are always a treat!

Aww, love the video of Gibelle :0) I don't think I could ever get my voice that high though, so kudos, haha.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

I can't watch that video right now because I am at work, but I am definitely looking forward to it as soon as I bust out of here! I looooove turkeys. We "adopt" one every year for Thanksgiving!

Have a fantastic time in Portland! I am so excited to hear all about it. I keep hearing/reading that Portland is like Vegan Mecca, so I'm sure it will be great!

Thanks again for hosting us at your place! It's been a crazy week, and I keep thinking about emailing you, but then time just gets away from me... You know how it is! We had such an amazing time, and you were the best hostess! xoxo

Bianca said...

Cute turkey trick! I have a cat that does that...sort of. But turkeys? Crazy!

That actually reminds me a movie I watched this weekend called "Blood Freak." It's horrible 70s B-flick about a guy who smokes weed and then gets totally addicted and crazy. And then he eats poisoned turkey and grows a turkey head and gets all pro-Jesus and goes on a killing rampage seeking out weed-addicted non-Christians.

But I digress...have fun in Portland. You must visit the mini-mall and tell us all about it. I'm so jealous!

bazu said...

Ahhhhhhh, I love turkeys! I can't get enough of this awesome video!

Have tons of fun in Portland! I can't wait to see pics and hear stories when you get back!

Animal-Friendly said...

Have a great tie in Portland (but then again, how could you not?)!!!! I look forward to many great pictures.

And a talking turkey- brilliant

Hannah said...

Have a great time, and take plenty of pictures! :)

vegan addict said...

Hahahahaaa! That's too fun! Gibelle probably likes vegan cupcakes and cookies. Just a hunch...

Rural Vegan said...

Have a wonderful time in the vegan mecca!
Aren't turkeys the best? They make the coolest noises!

Natalie said...

Here's a funny PDX story I have... I went up a few years back to be a bride's made in my friend's shotgun wedding. I went to the world famous Voodoo Donuts and was way excited for Coco Puffs donuts and the like. I'd heard they had gross stuff, too, like Robitussin and Tang donuts. So when it was my turn I asked the guy for two of their grossest to bring my roommate back in Chicago. He hands me a bag and goes, "Here you go, one Tang and one vegan donut." D'oh!

Mihl said...

What a cool turkey! She really likes you.
Have a great time in Portland and come back with lots of photos and stories :)

Mihl said...

I just wanted to add - most people in Germany don't know what turkeys look like any more because all of them are kept - under horrible conditions - in stables. I wish we had farm sanctuaries too!

Lala said...

Gibelle is too adorable! Have fun on your trip to Portland! ^___^

Vegan_Noodle said...

Love the video!! So cute. Hope you're having a blast in Portland!

VeganFabulous said...

Our bike ride the other day was awesome and so was eating the vegan sausage & maple butter waffle at FlavourSpot! I hope the rest of your trip is fantastic!

Erin said...

Gibelle is so adorable! I was going to say have a great time in Portland, but I'm sure you've got that under control.

Diane said...

Stumbled onto your blog, love it by the way. I'm from Portland! I hope you enjoy our city.

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I'v heard about a vegan, pirate-themed restaurant in Portland. There's also a Blossoming Lotus there (I went to one in Kauai...it was magical!).

Anonymous said...

they closed the vegan strip club i think. but go to a movie theater that is also a micro-brewery.

i've been digging your blog and been doing some great veggie cooking myself. hope you and ryan are doing well!

ryan

mama4life said...

i had a pet turkey when i lived with my dad in Maine, swear to christ. his name was buzzy cuz his head feathers were...short.