I did not make it to the store yesterday, but I did scavenge enough stuff for a green smoothie, so no scurvy for me. Today I have almost no choice, I need to go to the store. It's like back in school, I would procrastinate studying until the night before, when I had no choice but to cram. I just have days where I can't handle the bus and stores. Although there is a grocery closer to me that I could walk to and from, it's more expensive, especially their produce, which is what I mostly need. The thing about riding public transportation is that it is , well public. So people think they can just opine on your clothes, whether or not you're smiling, the weather, politics, etc. And sometimes I just want to get some vegetables and not chat about it. Not to mention that a few days ago when I was on the bus, the person behind me was clipping their nails, and I was scared that I was walking around Ballard with nail clippings on my back! That aren't even mine! To make matters worse, the person in front of me was brushing her hair, and I could see the loose hairs and whatever else just floating around my personal bubble. I am not a germaphobe, but come on!!
I stll pulled together a pretty decent dinner, thanks to odds and ends. I whipped up a kind of veggie Lo Mein, with oven baked tofu, and by veggies I mean corn, green onion and cilantro! It worked, and no nail clippings were involved.
I read some really good vegan news this weekend. I'm really noticing a lot of non vegan publications running articles on the benefits of eating a vegan diet. As much as I will NEVER understand this, there are people in this world that don't like animals, and people who claim to love them, but also love to eat them. And, there are people who are just too apathetic to really care. So, I'm glad that these articles are showing up in mainstream, non vegan publications, and coming from different perspectives than just animal rights. I have noticed in my own life sometimes people blow off things that I say, because it's like, I'm a vegan, of course I would say that. But there are people who really care about the environment, so maybe they will at least cut back on meat consumption for the love of the planet. Or, there are people who have health issues, or are worried about health, so maybe they would consider giving up or cutting back for their health, or looks. Who cares what reason, it all saves animals. It's hard to ignore the fact that the very food that is causing so much animal suffering is also destroying the planet, and destroying people's lives and health.
Here is a really great article I came across yesterday. This is really big, because clearly this guy is kind of a big deal in the restaurant biz! Let's turn veganism into a fashion statement, not a trend. Trends come and go, let's make veganism a classic, like a crisp white shirt and a pair of jeans, or whatever the classic fashions are. I would like to live in a world where people gasp, stare, and ask dumb questions when you say you eat animal products.