Saturday, August 29, 2009
I have tried hard to be a vegan all week and was nearly successful until last night when we ate at Box Hill Korean BBQ and I ordered the vegetarian pancake, which was very eggy. Well, I will get there soon enough. I am reminded then of the woman in the Gladstone Park delicatessen ordering thin strips of some kind of gross ham product and saying 'I'm vegetarian, but I just like the taste' (i.e. the taste of some grotesque dried waxy leg). She said it twice, and as you know (I think Samuel Johnson said it) to say a stupid thing twice shows you are a real dumbass. But I have discovered the university food co-op now and eaten there four days out of five and it is very good for an aspirant vegan like myself. It is so totally a throwback to 1983, I would say, particularly since it seems to be populated so thoroughly by actory people and people learning hula hoop. Wow! Love it.