Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Getting Me Started

I'm sure many a blog starts this way, but I never thought I'd be doing this. I suppose I considered myself a bit of a writer at one point but, following my heart, I pursued a career in music, and then in teaching music, and my writing all but disappeared. Now, feeling more compelled than ever to get back to those roots, as well as bring more animal activism into my life, I thought I'd wax prosetic (and sometimes maybe even poetic) about my life as a vegan surrounded by those who are not. More importantly though, I want to let vegans know the best places to dine in San Francisco (and sometimes beyond) with those who may not love veggies as much as they do. Along the way, I'm sure to rant and vent, for it isn't always easy to live in the world as the "other." In this blog, however, the "others" are the non-vegans.

By the way, I want to give my friend Joselle props for lighting my blog fire. Author of http://mutualmenu.blogspot.com, she asked me to be a guest blogger a little while back. As she inches ever closer to veganism, I am inspired to remember all the reasons that made me take the plunge myself so many years ago.

And with that, may we all find deliciousness in a lack of cruelty....

8 comments:

Aslan said...

hehehe... many a bog...

Sky said...

Doh!

Scott said...

Farr AND Sbar will monitor the blog closely and keep our eyes peeled for any vegan friendly Chinese restaurants!

Sky said...

I'm always open to suggestions Scott (and everyone else!) so bring 'em on.

Joselle said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! And thank you oh so much for the shout out and vegan inspiration.

ps: Chinese is DEFINITELY on the menu in July.

Elaine Vigneault said...

I love the idea of this blog!

Do you think you could do a post about how you order? I know lots of people would love to hear exactly what you say. Do you say, "Can I please have the _ without the _?" Or do you say, "I'm vegan. Can you please have the chef prepare something special for me?"

Elaine Vigneault said...

PS - I added you to the blogroll at Vegan Soapbox:
http://www.vegansoapbox.com/more/

Sky said...

Thanks for the comments, Elaine! I promise to talk more about my exact ordering it the future, but for the record, I NEVER just say I'm vegan and expect people to know what that means. I am lucky enough to live in San Francisco where most people do, but you just never know, so I am very explicit in what I need to modify in a dish. Glad to hear you're interested, and thanks for adding me to the blogroll!