Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 21 - Meet a Vegan

A monumental day!  We are 75% Vegan!  Can I get a woot woot?

I decided to test my mettle today and go to a casual food place.  (Yes, it's "mettle", not "metal", and if you've been saying "metal" all these years, well you are wrong.)  The last time I ate fast food, I was still allowed to eat fish, so I had some more options...not so today.  I did NOT want a salad.  I was NOT in the mood for "cold and crunchy."  I was jonesing for "warm and greasy."

We were going to go to the Breadline, because you can substitute a portabella mushroom for the hamburger patty on any of their burgers, but I forgot that this weekend is the "All Class Reunion" in town.  The place was packed, packed, packed with a lot of really old people, and it was a no-go.  I put the control in Tav's hands at that point - and he chose Dairy Queen. 

Dairy Queen is a sad place for a Vegan.  Sad.  You got salad, you got onion rings, you got fries.  Badda bing, badda boom.  That's it.  The Boy had his usual, and I had fries and a Dr. Pepper.  Yes, that's what I said.  High fructose corn syrup and french fries for dinner. 

Don't judge me.  I didn't even eat all the fries, for the luvva Pete.  Geez.

I feel the weight of your condemnation, so I will move on.  Our assignment for today is a social event - so let's get to it:

"Meet at least one new vegan today, either online or in person. If you need more time to meet people in person, then use today to make a specific plan for when you're going to meet up with a vegan group."
Sarah Taylor. Vegan in 30 Days: Get Healthy. Save the World. (Kindle Locations 445-446). Kindle Edition.

Where I live, I stand a much better chance at meeting at least one new NRA member than meeting one new Vegan.  I know a few vegetarians, but not really well.  I don't know anyone who is Vegan besides my cousin Queenie, and she's a newbie like me.  In fact, I'm not sure I know anyone who clearly understands what a Vegan IS.  So I was forced to venture forth onto the World Wide Web.

Sarah was kind enough to provide a list of message board sites in her book, so I hit one up - .  I found a couple really interesting posts on how to stock a Vegan kitchen.  I decided to read it out loud, so it felt like a conversation.  (My son is so completely unfazed by this kind of behavior from his mother, he didn't even glance my way.)  Mission accomplished.

I'm thinking this weekend I need to sit down and do some SERIOUS meal planning, as I am in serious danger of earning the "World's Most Boring Vegan" award.  And then mow the lawn.  And then clean the bathroom.

AND get my tuckus in gear for next month's project...ah, the suspense....I hope it lasts.

1 comment:

  1. ...and some vegans are NRA members. We're the best of both worlds.


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