So I'm a vegetarian now...I know it's crazy but it's true. I have not had meat since Monday, October 18th at 2:00 pm - so I'm 2.5 days into Project V. It all started when I read this book, Skinny Bitch - the chapter entitled "The Dead, Rotting Flesh Diet" or something to that affect has ruined meat/seafood/deliciousness for me. However, I did make a delicious pasta tonight with zucchini, tomato, garlic & pine nuts. I had lentil stew for lunch - so far I've had all delicious foods! I'm not sure how this will affect Hot Dog 2010...do I abandon it? Or switch over to a vegetarian hot dog? Ugh...I'm leaning towards abandonment, although it's far more likely I'll forget about what I read in a few weeks and abandon Project V.
Also, as I'm sure all of you were wondering - I'm back from Chicago and I LOVED IT! I can't wait to go back. It's such a cool city - smack in the middle of downtown has the big city feel with the giant buildings but when you get out into the neighborhood, it has a smaller city feel but everything is still so walkable. Also, I loved public transportation! I was a little scared at first and convinced myself that the train would derail because the driver drank too much the night before and would be driving too fast...but I got over that eventually.
I also got to see lots of homeless people - but just a note to all you homeless people out there: Don't ask me for money if you have a McFlurry in your hand! Seriously - use my money for canned goods, something that you can actually get nutrients from, not McDonalds! Oh, I also got chased by a street performer. It was one of those guys painted silver and he had a sign that said if you want a picture you have to donate money. Well I didn't think that applied to me and he chased me down and made me delete the picture! It was so funny!! And also the perfect opportunity for everyone else to get free pictures since he was preoccupied with yelling at me.
I got to see my buddy C.G. again too, which was great. It's been probably around 10 years since I'd seen him and I'm so proud of him! He's done so much with his life and I'm happy that he's been so successful with his work and that he seems very happy with his life. I can't wait to go back and visit him! I'm 97% sure I'm going to be moving to Chicago next summer...but who knows, that could change but I hope it doesn't.