Monday, July 24, 2006

Go vegan and you'll see naked women

Thanks for everyones' comments from the previous post. My kitchen really is growing on me and I'm learning how to organize everything better. I had a great time at the reunion. It was actually a party for my grandparents' 50th anniversary. They were so cute, when they cut the cake, my gramma made a little speech and thanked us all and got choked up (So did I). My grampa tried to act like a tough guy, but he's just a big teddy bear. I got to see my cousins and aunts, uncles, etc, that I haven't seen in a while. And I get to see most of them next weekend too :D

Of course, I was teased, but it wasn't too bad, and my mom spoke up when she saw I was getting a bit annoyed while trying to eat. She said "You never have anything bad to say about what we eat, but no one leaves you alone, huh hun?" It was awesome. I even got some compliments on my gnocchi with pesto.

I also brought some leftover quinoa salad, but the vinaigrette had gone sour, and it wasn't as great anymore. Of course, that's when my cousin asked for a taste (go figure). He teased me later and it was actually really funny. He had never heard of quinoa...Anyways, my sis and I fell asleep relatively early (midnite) and my cousins came to sleep on the couch near us around 4 am. We woke up and we were all talking for a bit. For some reason, my cousin said that whenever he closed his eyes he saw a jungle scene with naked jungle women (he had been drinking :P)...two minutes later he yells: "It was that vegan salad!!" to which I replied: "See, go vegan, and you'll see naked women all the time!" haha.

Anyways, I gotta work soon, I'll have pictures in a bit.

7 comments:

speedvegan said...

i'm glad your mom stood up for you. that's way cool. i always get picked on at family get-togethers. i guess it's part of being a vegan. :-S

Melody said...

It's great your mom stood up for you.. I really don't get why people feel the need to be rude to vegetarians and vegans... it is just odd. I've been a vegetarian my entire life and on and off vegan for several years... and the way people react is downright cruel and hostile and just messed up. If I ever confronted people about their SAD diets they'd be offened and up in arms, but for some reason it's OK to do it to us.

Carrie™ said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Seeing family that you haven't seen for awhile is always a treat for me. Especially since I go Years without seeing some of them.
And yea, why do people pick on us and what we eat? What do they care? When I have my meals, I don't want anyone harrassing me, same as I won't harrass any meat eaters while they're eating. I always find that odd.

KleoPatra said...

Wow, kudos to your mom! Way to notice what goes on and to care enought to speak up! I am very impressed.

Glad you had a good time!!

Melissa said...

I wuv my mommy :)

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I just wanted to congratulate you on changing your eating habits and starting to work out more. I have been reading your blog for a while now, and you have often mentioned weight and health, and it sounds like you are making some really positive changes. Keep up the great work!

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