Day: June 12, 2004

  • The Muppets Meet Murderbot

    What circle of hell is reserved for people who unintentionally serve meat to vegetarians?

    This week I made my Grandma’s Imitation Chow Mein hotdish recipe, and it turned out really well. I also made a vegetarian version that replaced the ground beef with diced portobello mushrooms. Both versions turned out really well, and everybody liked it.

    I had an “oh, shit!” moment later when I realized that the vegetarian version was not as advertised: one of the base ingredients in the hotdish is chicken noodle soup. You’d think having the word “chicken” there would clue me in, or perhaps the chicken broth or even the little pieces of chicken. ::thunks head on desk repeatedly::

    Obviously, at this point, it’s a little too late to undo the damage, but it was just an honest (in the unthinking/unintentional sense) mistake. thinks that I shouldn’t say anything, but you probably already all know how easily guilt-ridden my conscience is, so I’m obviously going to apologize. I can understand his position, in that saying anything will likely at least get me in trouble and possibly offend the people in question, but I’m just too open or something.

    I know some of you out there are vegetarians, so two questions: (1) How would you suggest I break the news? I was thinking something like “I want to apologize because I realized that the dish I cooked earlier this week actually contained meat in the form of chicken noodle soup. I just didn’t think.” (2) How would you react if someone told you that something you had eaten (and enjoyed!) had contained some meat?

    ::sigh:: Suggestions welcome.

    You know me; perpetuating the omnivoranormative paradigm, one dish at a time.

    Sally Simpson” from Tommy by The Who

  • Fox Ferocity

    Pike playing with a toy almost as big as he is.

  • Groomed Pike

    Tiny freshly groomed Yorkie sits on a teal couch wearing a monstera bow tie

    I love this little gentleman.

  • The Kale Wanter

    A small black and brown Yorkie stands on a cream rug in front of a brown cupboard begging for the bunch of lacinato kale in hand in the foreground.
  • Puck Mouse

    An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

    A blue and white USB puck mouse sitting on beige carpet

  • Seattle After Dark

    Seattle skyline at night with Space Needle in center, with Christmas lights on top

    We were wandering the neighborhood to see light displays and ended up at Kerry Park’s iconic view.