Friday, April 18, 2008


I am in the world of Oprah and Dr. Phill. What a strange place to come back to. North America feels so different to me after 8 months in Europe. Different, not bad, just different. The most prominent difference is the altogether visceral presence of media. Billboards, television, radio, signage; I feel that media is screeching a variety of messages to me. My ears and eyes are hurting me.

But, a massage and a pedicure are just around the corner. After a day of plane travel (I hate Atlanta airport), and today's conference schedule, I think I deserve a little bit of pampering.

Food, food, food. To be honest, I am not hungry. Not one bit. Last night I went for a quick explore and came back with a prepared raw salad: red cabbage, kale, apple and vinegar. It was delicious, but I am just lacking any kind of real appetite. I have heard rumours of some pretty wonderful veg restaurants in the area - so I think tomorrow will have to see me seeking one out for dinner. Tonight, I am thinking about Japanesse, but will settle for another round of raw goodness. The photograph above is wretched, but K, who is a million miles away, chaperoning a Dramatic Arts trip in Norway, has our camera.

6 comments:

romina said...

I can definitely relate. Whenever I come home from Italy, all the cars look huge here!

Jennifer said...

Hahaha! Welcome to America, we try to sell you things EVERYWHERE, pretty soon there will be advertisments in your head. It's a bit overwhelming sometimes.

stonielove said...

welcome back to america, and i hope you will be hungry again soon :)

VeganCowGirl said...

Dr. Stonie, I am actually Canadian - just in the US for a conference. Heading back to Belgium today actually. But....ahhhhhhh still no hungry tummy.

And Romina - YES! In canada our cars are huge. Esp. where you are - lots of farming vehicles etc.

Bianca said...

All I can say about America is, well, sorry! Especially for the billboards and crap everywhere. Hope you made to a few veg restaurant though...despite your lack of hunger.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

Atlanta's airport does suck.
i do hope you got to eat at some of Atlanta's awesome restaurants though.