Accidental Vegetarian


And other random thoughts.

Today’s blog.  Nothing really exciting has happened today.  I want to put yet down, but I am uncertain at this point in the day whether or not I am going to leave the house again. I am home, it’s cozy, it’s dark and cold out there.

But it’s also 7:24 p.m.

It’s early for me to be at the house and I usually go out and take care of business.  My Thursday commitment cancelled on me and I am at odds as to what to do with myself.  I have a suspicion, a hunch, an intuitive idea, that there may be somewhere I should go.

Part of the issue with going over there is timing.  I would be hitting the Potrero Hill neighborhood at 8:30 p.m. and hanging out until 9:30 p.m.  And the reality of it is, it would probably actually be 10 p.m. before I head back to my neighborhood.

Still, that may work if I get in a little more blogging.  I am bound and determined to continue doing my post a day.  I am also negotiating my time this weekend.  I am going to find the balance that works best for me.  I feel compelled to do more writing.

I am remembering when I first wrote Baby Girl.  I would get done with work and go sit and write for an hour somewhere.  Then I would go onto my next commitment.  Then eventually home.  It made for a long day.

I also was not blogging at the time.  My blog takes up about a half hour to an hour depending on what I post and how much I have to think about content.

Usually the content is just what happened during the day and how those patterns of daily living ripple out and shape my current life.

Man would it be boring if I told you today that most of what I did was prepared for the closing of the shop next Tuesday.  During which time we will be doing a shop wide inventory.  I hate to break it to you, it is going to be ass.

The inventory process there is fucked from the get go.  They don’t have a proper platform for entering in numbers or reconciling.   There are also too many chefs in the soup.  Three, four, five, sometimes even six different people may work on one bike order.  And I am not talking about the mechanics that build the bike.  I’m talking about just the people taking the order and putting it into the system.

It is messy.

I am in trepidation about next Tuesday’s inventory.  But as I told a co-worker yesterday, I will just show  up and do the work that is handed to me.  I don’t have to make an argument for why it is non-sensical.  I don’t have to be right.  If my opinion is asked, then I will share it.  Otherwise I will be keeping my opinions to myself.

Which is hard to do.  But I get to practice all the time!

I was thinking about this as I clocked out to prep my dinner.  I eat two meals at work daily, lunch and dinner, because of how my hours fall and I just can’t do it on one.  And most evenings I am not back home until after 8:30 or 9 p.m.  I can’t wait that long to eat dinner.

I would be one crazy bitch.

We are currently working out a new time clock system.  One in which, I shit you not, you actually punch in using your finger.  That’s right, the machine scans your finger print and identifies you.


There’s been some issues with it, it’s a new system and the kinks are getting worked out.  But I have an opinion.

I try to keep that opinion between me and the fake turkey meat I am building my sandwich with.  I realized as I was putting together my meal, I am vegetarian.  Not something I strive to be, it’s just sort of happened.

Oh, and don’t get me wrong I will eat me some steak and bacon and ribs and name a meat, I’m down.

But since I have moved into my place I have only eaten vegetarian food, with the occasional scrambled egg thrown in there.  I don’t have a kitchen to cook with.  I did get the microwave set up, so I’ve made scrambled eggs a few times for breakfast, but mostly I have just been eating vegetarian.

It is interesting.  I don’t miss meat.  Although, the scrambled egg I had today was pretty damn tasty.  I know when I need more protein and this morning was one of those days.

I could actually go completely raw if I thought about it.  Just have the fridge in my kitchen and make smoothies all the time.  I would miss my hot oatmeal too much though.

Meat’s expensive, especially when you have some ethics around food, which I do.  I eat organic, locally sourced, blah, blah, blah.  But that’s what I do.  And that is pricey.  I have not often purchased meat in the past, a chicken every other week or so, maybe a roast.  Bacon.

MMMMM Bacon.

I would like some bacon wrapped in bacon please.

I also eat meat on occasion when I eat out.  But yeah, I am a vegetarian by trade, apparently.  It is cheaper, that’s for sure.

This small living environment thing is not a bad way to constrain my food.  It also forces me to grocery shop often.  I need fresh food pretty much every third day or so.  I don’t have storage available here.

I will be able to expand my dry good selection a little this weekend when I get my shelving unit, finally, from Harrington’s.  I had asked Tanya to give me a hand.  But I think I will try City Car Share one more time and get a truck and do it right.

Third time is the charm.

Hmmmm.  7:45 p.m.  Do I make the 8:30 p.m. commitment?  I could get on my sexy bike and be there in ten minutes.  Fifteen maybe as there’s a hill.

I have an ulterior motive.

Of course I always have an ulterior motive.  My motives are never good.  I always do things for the wrong reason.

Then again, I won’t meet the man of my dreams alone in my room, now will I?

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