on my way to vegfest, i'm waiting for the bus and see a kinda hunky short shaved head guy with a huge backpack and a gym bag and he's holding some book and reading out loud to himself so i figure he's an idiot who never learned to read without moving his lips. as i pass by him i realize he's reading a bible so i figure he's an idiot who never learned to read the bible without moving his lips. hey prayer is just dandy but absent a congregation or coven or whatnot, i'm not sure why it needs to be out loud in public.
so i do some mental calculation to determine how close to stand to him while waiting for the bus. on the one hand, he appeared crazy. on the other, he was cute. eventually he puts the bible into his gym bag, puts a knit cap on, then takes it off, then again. he can't decide. it's spring in seattle (snowed yesterday actually) so his vacillation is natural. then he takes out a pair of scissors and cuts open a hot dog package and eats one. i suppose they are pre-cooked so the only offense is that they are cold and have nothing on them but still it was creepy. i just think praying then eating plain cold bunless franks should be done in isolation.
despite the guy who made my trip there so very ironic, vegfest was great fun. i joined vegetarians of washington. just $20 and the bag of stuff i got for joining was worth way more than $20. and $5 for vegfest itself which got me my choice of hundreds of samples and a few cute guys along the way. shout outs to dave's killer bread, the hunky guy pushing aloe vera juice, the collard green slaw from pcc, an immune boosting shot of lemon juice, garlic and cayenne from some whacked out spirit lady, tiny's organic farm, chipotle field roast, and the security guard who let me back in so i could pee.
i think i'm going to join a csa again. that means community supported agriculture, so you buy a share in a farm and get a box of fresh in season everything weekly or bi-weekly or whatever. it's cheaper than buying similar organic produce at most food co-ops because it's direct from the farm. and it encourages you to try new things. i went for the whole $5 for massive samples, but i came away invigorated about nutrition again. vegfest continues this sunday if you're in the area. and you don't need to be a vegetarian to join vegetarians of washington. you just have to have a diet that sometimes includes things that aren't meat, otherwise the shared recipes won't make a lick of sense. just like the table of christian vegetarians whose pamphlets included one from peta on jewish reasons for vegetarianism didn't make a lick of sense to me.