Hi my name is Michelle and my friend is a Vegan……

I didn’t mean to have a Vegan as a friend, I certainly didn’t do it on purpose, who would want the hassle? But alas I do, my lovely work wife has gone completely dark and I of course fully support her. But like wtf is she going to ask for when she orders Pad Thai “Pad Thai please, no tofu, no eggs and extra peanuts.” I don’t think she has thought this one through!

Vegans do get a bad rap though eh, you can literally feel the eye rolls coming when someone announces they’re vegan. Why is tolerance for vegans seemingly low? Is it because it’s almost like the trendy thing to do like being “gluten intolerance”? Is it the alleged judgements they put on us non vegans? Surely we should be praising these folks for making a stand and standing by their beliefs “good on ya love.”

I don’t know, I can’t see the wife walking into a restaurant, announcing that she’s vegan and that she’ll have the lentil salad.  Throwing daggers at anyone tucking into a big fat steak! Are you even a vegan if you go to a non veganish restaurant?!

When I first met the wife we were meeting for me to introduce her to a young person that I had and she would be working with. She was late, so me and this youth came up with a plan to get back at her and to test her banter and limits (these things are v important). So when she parked up we just jumped in her car without a word got comfy and told her “we are going for lunch, you’re choosing the restaurant and Bob’s vegan.” Did this throw her into a panic as she wanted to make a good first impression, did she burst out into tears as it was to much pressure? No, she said “that’s okay, I’m a Vegetarian and know exactly where to go.” Smug bitch took us to Padamandi what was actually one of my fave Thai restaurants in Edmonton. So she passed and quickly became the wife.

To be fair the wife’s vegetarianism has been a good influence on me; I was in the Bay looking at this fabulous handbag and her face popped in my head making me put it down (much to the relief of Mr C). I’ve been satisfying my bag fetish with beautiful pieces from Matt & Nat who make beautiful vegan bags/ purses and are very reasonably priced (another relief for Mr C).

Anyway as I’m in Vancouver and she is Edmonton I will have to rely on her family and Edmonton friends to keep her in check!!

Me and the wife

In other news, Mr C and I have booked our first trip and will be heading to Montreal next month woop woop!!

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