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HTMH Guest Post: I Eat Veggies, Not Babies. You Should Be Nicer to Me.

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There are a lot of ways in which I make social situations awkward.

One of them is that I’m awkward, but that’s not the one I’m talking about. I’m talking about the other ones.  I’m talking about the ones you should get over. You should get over feeling awkward around me because I’m a really interesting person. and you should make me feel popular.

It’s in true “Hey! That’s My Hummus” style to point out that most people don’t take the time to ask questions about social difference, and instead opt to avoid the problem like that one ex who still lives in the same part of town as you.

(Funny how they always get a text message right before they pass you on the street, isn’t it?)

(Anyways, this is sad. Stop it.)

I would like to take this year’s Hummus Hiatus to talk to you about myself about one of the things that people don’t ever want to ask me about, that people actually should ask me about.  I’d like to answer your questions and thereby systematically eliminate any excuses that make me feel unpopular.
Awkward Thing About Me: 
I am a vegetarian.

There.  I said it.

I know what you think that means.

I’m obviously a PETA-card-carrier, I throw paint at fur clothes, and will make you cry if you ever speak about meat around me, right?  I would like to point out that, like the most visible of any group, these people are not representative of “our kind;” these are the Taliban and the Westboro Baptist Church of vegetarianism.   Read the rest of this entry »

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