So I am going to apologize for the less than inspired post today but I figured I'd take my lack of interesting food as a break to tell a story from work yesterday.
The day was great until I encountered an obnoxious comment at the hall. I had my amazing baked oatmeal for breakfast but like an idiot forgot to pack any food to bring with me. This is the first time that happened and it was the worst time for it to happen. During the day I felt like I was getting sick again and run down and really needed food to give me energy to get through my long day. We had to shoot through cocktail hour but I managed to grab some pineapple and a small bunch of grapes.
They took our dinner orders which was actually nice because a lot of places don't give you an option and serve you chicken. Luckily I know which places do this and bring dinner with me and tell them not to bother. I asked what the vegetarian meal was and they told me it was eggplant rollatini. I told them I can't eat eggs or dairy either and if it was possible to get a plate of grilled vegetables. He said they have grilled veggies in the cocktail hour and I should grab some now and I held up my camera and was like I can't I'm working...so it remained unresolved (I don't know why they couldn't throw grilled veggies on a plate but I didn't want to cause problems so I let it go). Now the thing that annoyed me wasn't that they couldn't accommodate a vegan, it was a comment that followed.
One of the other photographers was giving his order to someone else and mentioned something about my being vegan. The person he was ordering from apparently said something along the lines of "I'll go outside and rip up a plant for her." I am sure they found it funny but I didn't find it funny. And to be honest, these people really should think about what they say because I'm a single women with a lot of single friends...aka potential clients for them. You can be sure I wouldn't send them there as my first choice. It left a bad taste in my mouth...or no taste really...I ended up with no meal (even though the clients paid for it) but it just sucked because my energy was just zapped by the end of the night.
Anyway, I can't post without showing you ANY meals so today I tried to eat a bit heartier to make up for the very little I consumed yesterday. I had to eat breakfast super fast because I was running late but it was just some oats. For lunch I got myself some Chipotle ;)
Let's be honest, some meals just are not "pretty." This is one of those meals. Rice and beans and pico de gallo, guacamole and lettuce. So instead of trying to make it pretty I mixed it all up into the delicious mess it is supposed to be. And I enjoyed every bite of it with that bamboo fork :)
Hope you all had a good Monday. The weekend went too fast.
*Edited to add - I just remembered this...we did an all vegan wedding at this same hall in August. I'm going to reiterate that my problem is not that they could not accommodate me. I get that their job is to accommodate the clients. My problem was the comment. I know it wasn't mean to be mean spirited but it just gets old to hear that.