I ended up on an artist’s date yesterday evening, and it was a total accident. I was at work far enough away from home that it didn’t make sense to go home and then drive back in the same direction from whence I came to pickup spiderman from my mom’s. So, I decided to go buy some new clothes for work (this new environment is just a bit more adult than the last one). I was an hour and $100 in (don’t worry, that’s the budget I set for myself so we’re all good here) when I realized that I was alone, doing something for myself, had a book in my purse I wanted to start reading, and I still had an hour and a half to spare before I needed to get back on the road.
My first thought was to sit in my car and read… really. I’m naturally just THAT exciting. …and a few moments later when i REALLY recognized the opportunity in front of me an Artist’s date the evening became!
I took myself to Native Foods, and even though I cried on the way there (about something I still intend to tell you about later, I’m just not ready yet) and found myself actively judging all the hipsters as I walked from the car to the restaurant (until I saw myself in the mirror and had to laugh at my own reflection peering back through the thick tortoise shell glasses) I think this may have been the greatest date I’ve ever been on!
Here are a couple reasons why:
|“bacon” “cheese” “burger” with fried pickles atop|
|“chili” “cheese” fries|
(so, basically reasons 1-3 can collectively be called “vegan gluttony.” there is definitely such a thing and it is just as disgusting as any other gluttony (minus the dead animals and environmental impact). in case you’re wondering (because I would be wondering if I were reading this blog that is supposed to be about getting a hot ass)… I didn’t eat it all. I actually ate all of the “burger,” but the fries are residing in my fridge… I wanted to eat it all, but I couldn’t have if I had tried (which I didn’t).
4. and finally… the most important reason this was the best date ever!
|because who doesn’t want to think about shame on a date with themselves?!|
Brene Brown’s book finally came and I cracked it open and dove right in. My goodness… I know this is weird but I was reading this book (by balancing my phone and a knife on the pages to keep it open while I gripped the slimy “burger” with two hands), gorging on this ridiculous food, thinking about my own shame and having the time of my life.
I am a special creature. Yowza.