Through the Looking Glass (A Day in the Life): Friday
Hello, hello, hello! It’s Monday again, and you know what that means:
This week, I’m highlighting Friday which was an awesome day, food and otherwise. It started a little something like this:
A walk to the co-op for some breakfast supplies, complete with treats! A coffee for me (locally roasted shade grown beans!) and a lemon ginger muffin for Maddie. I added some soy creamer to my cup and it was a latté made in heaven.
One of our purchases included this little gem, the world’s cutest red bell pepper that I sliced and diced and added in to this dish:
A classic tofu scramble, served up and rolled up in a sprouted wheat tortilla for one slam dunk brunchfeast burrito. We ate so late and were so full from brunchfeast, that we didn’t eat again until much later in the day, after Friday’s main event had concluded…
(I put the photo in black and white so you can see the design better!)
Yes, folks, that’s right I went and done it again. I got another tattoo. Look familiar? Just look to the left and right of this post and you’ll see the same motif-Alice and the Cheshire cat. It’s tattoo number 4, and Alice tattoo number 2. (My first ever tattoo was of the White Rabbit). A lot of people ask me about the meanings behind my tattoos and even more want to know why I get them in the first place. Many people spend money on clothes and cosmetics, but I spend mine on vegan eats and body art. I love having a piece of art on my body that I can carry with me for always, and each tattoo marks a significant and often very personal life story for me.
Anyway, those are stories for another time. Onwards to the clothes!
Daily Threads: Friday (Tattooing) Edition
For the actual tattooing, round about towness, and trip to the co-op, I wore:
Tank: secondhand (wow am I glad my best friend shrinks his laundry!) originally Urban Outfitters
Jorts: You’ve seen these before! Homemade outta my old favorite jeans
Hoodie: Ancient ancient ancient!
Shoes: Tom’s (a gift from my dad) Hat: secondhand
Of course I removed the hoodie prior to tattooing, and kept it off for the rest of the day. It was an easy transition from daytime to evening wear, as I kept on the same tank and shoes, just added a silky skirt and my Alice necklace to the mix:
Skirt: Sugar Magnolia, a local eco-friendly/fair trade store
Super rad tattoo: Glenn’s Tattoo Service
For dinner, we headed off to a local veggie restaurant, Butternut Squash. It’s one of the few all veggie places around these parts, and the only one within walking distance! It was a several mile walk, but we were up for it as it was a lovely evening with a soft breeze and bright stars. By the time we got there we’d worked up a serious appetite, so we started with:
Tempeh hot wings, served along side carrot sticks and celery slivers with some delicious guac for dipping. These were deliciously spicy and breaded, but not at all greasy.
For out entrées, we each order the vegan club, one of my favorite sandwiches there:
I had mine with a delicious side salad, and Maddie got the hand cut sweet potato fries. Delicious.
For dessert we headed on home, stopping off at the co-op for some delicious treats:
The co-op’s homemade vegan chocolate cake and some “Turtle Trails” Coconut milk ice cream, along with the rest of the red wine from dinner. (Butternut Squash doesn’t serve wine, but allows you to bring your own for a small “corking fee.” They even supplied the glasses!)
We ended our day respiring and conspiring on the big comfy sofa in our den, watching Aliens and eating our treats with two crazy cats alongside.
Hope your Friday was just as delicious!