Saturday, July 28, 2007

adventures in oatmeal

After a full day of eating side dishes because there were less optimal veggo dishes than I would have preferred (you mean I can have chicken or sausage or shrimp wrapped in bacon?), BlogHer finally came to its senses. They told us this morning that there are vegetarian / vegan dishes available, but they aren't out because "they look so tasty that the non-vegetarians might eat it all up." We (apparently) just have to ask one of the tuxedo guys.

I got a tip from a second grader that there was oatmeal to be had. Though I had my share of tasty fruits, bagels, and a pastry for good measure, I like me some oatmeal. So I asked a tuxedo guy.
"No, there's no oatmeal on the menu."
"But I thought there was a special meal for vegetarians and vegans."
"I don't think so but I'll go ask in the back."

I came back to my table friends and reported on my possible lack of oatmeal. I was in turn told that I should have gone to the other table and asked for Andres, who is clearly the secret contact through the gateway of veganism. But then the tuxedo guy I had asked came out with a
bowl and I got excited with oatmeal anticipation. He set it down in front of me and... it looked like a bowl of water with oats in it. It was uber-runny and not at all having the consistency usually associated with oatmeal - even the instant microwave kind.

So I took a bite. It was cold. I was served a lump of oats submerged in cold water. I didn't eat it.

12 comments:

Brillig said...

Now, see? I wouldn't have been able to survive for a minute on shrimp and bacon. Just one more reason I'm SO GLAD I'm not at BlogHer. (Okay, fine. That's a lie. I'm bitter and jealous and miserable that I don't get to be at BlogHer--even with the cold strange oatmeal. Sigh.)

Count Mockula said...

I just want to vouch for the oatmeal looking really unappetizing.

flutter said...

um, ew.

karrie said...

Please, sir....give des some decent gruel.


Have a safe trip home! :)

mar said...

ew! cold oatmeal!

MsLittlePea said...

Gross. At least you're there though. I'm so jealous.

Alex Elliot said...

You know all of us non-vegetarians were just dying to get a bowl of that. Good thing they didn't have it out on the tables.

super des said...

Yes I had to fight people off from my bowl with a stick.

DangerDoll said...

Nasty. Just...nasty.

viciousrumours said...

At which point you get snotty waiter guy back over to your table and ask him what the hell he just served you. And then you find the people who organized the event and give them a sound piece of your mind...as politely as possible, becasue that always makes them feel worse.

Hope your still having a really great time.

Count Mockula said...

I also noted that we were only informed about the vegetarian options after three of our six meals had been served.

DangerDoll said...

Okay, I'd just like to state for the record that it is August 3, 2007, at 12:29pm Central time, and DO WE HAVE ANY NEW DES? Well, hell no.

I am heading to rehab. I am obviously in withdrawals!

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