Tags: Baltimore, Baltimore vegans, Facebook, meet-up, Mr. Chan's, Nittany Pizza, potluck, vegan mofo, veganmofo, vegans, York County, York County Vegans
A while ago, my friend Anna invited me to join a Facebook group for vegans in York County, Pennsylvania. We chat and share information, but that is about it.
I had started going to the Baltimore vegan meet-ups once my schedule changed. It was about an hour drive, and as much as I love the food at Mr. Chan’s, driving was always a pain.
I looked on our group of close to 100 people and thought, “Why exactly aren’t we having vegan meet-ups here?” We have at least two restaurants that have vegan options, and many of us have mad cooking and baking skills. What exactly is wrong with us!?
So, I started the initiative. We met at Nittany Pizza for the first one, and about 15 of us showed up.
Then, a group member, Jeff, volunteered to host October’s potluck. We said what we were bringing, and then on a fall Wednesday evening, we went to Jeff and his wife’s home.
There was about 10 or so of us, which was great for the first one. We had an array of food: Indian, Mexican and fall
delights. LBJ brought his county-famous vegan mac and cheese. Batman, the omni that he is, RAVED about the buffalo chickpea dip and requested the recipe. We chatted, discussed and enjoyed our labor for food.
I think it went well. I really enjoyed meeting up with local people, making connections, and playing with puppies!
I can’t wait for the next one.
Interested in joining our group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: Amish Project, email, Facebook, Jake Reilly, no technology, off the grid, Tech-free Sundays, technology, Twitter
Have I gone a bit crazy? Maybe so. But after writing a blog post for work (which you can see here), I want to take the challenge. I want to be technology-free on Sundays.
With the job I have, being tech-free on a daily basis isn’t feasible. We are glued to our computers, blogging, writing, editing, posting … We depend on technology.
I have always been fascinated by the “off the grid” lifestyle. I have always wanted to go that way, even refusing to get a smartphone. That was until I gave in, and I am in a deeper hole now than I am before. Batman even yells at me for using my phone so much. Ek!
“But Batman, I have to save the world. Just one more click .. aww! Look at the kitties!”
So, in my household I am implementing this tech-free experiment. Sundays are a great day because major offices I need to call and bitch at are closed; it’s the Sabbath; it’s the first day of my weekend; Batman only works until 4 p.m.