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12th. May, 2010 | 07:22 pm

I had made a proper post with more detail than this one a couple of days ago, and then lost it. Bugger. So, here's a stripped down version.

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My friend Emily, who works at Boneshakers, asked me to do one side of the sign for the day. When I was stumped for ideas, she said to do a self portrait. Every time my friends impersonate me, they include "OI!" at the beginning of each sentence, so I felt I had to include that.




Things I saw.

Struggled to find the Megabus stop. In case you're interested, it's unmarked, and the bus just pulls in the the West Lobby of / under the David L Lawrence Convention Centre Center, off Penn Ave and 10th St. View from the bus:

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Bask in the glory of the Megabus, a $4.50 round trip to NYC, including free Wifi, 2 seats to myself each way, and clean bathrooms. I'll be doing this again in a month!

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Pretty sunset.

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Arriving in the neon lights of NYC.

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Graffiti.

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Soon to be submitted to passiveaggressivenotes.com

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Lots of hang out time with Luigi Ghengis Smuigi (aka: korsyn / my very good friend Chris)

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...And Nicholas No Touch, the biggest scaredy cat I know.

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Leaving NYC.

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Coffee!

Started off downtown Pittsburgh at 21st St coffee, with a soy latte and a Clover brewed coffee. Both were delicious!

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Ok-ish soy macchiatto from Joe, the Art of Coffee.

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Super tasty soy macchiatto from Stumptown at the Ace Hotel, pulled by my friend Justine, who has my current dream job.

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Another drink by Justine, this time a soy latte, along with some beans I brought home.

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Savoury things I ate.
Proper NYC bagels. So good.

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BLT bagel from Atlas Café. Not the best bagel, also came with cream cheese, which was weird for a BLT. Still nice, though.

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Vinny's pizza! This Hawaiian slice was mine...

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...And this Mac and Cheese slice was Deirdre's. She was stressing out over her final papers, so I brought her food, meaning she didn't have to worry about cooking.

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Sammich from Boneshakers: The Ruben. With Daiya cheese! Mmm, stringy. Vegan cheese has come a long, long way.

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Last but not least,

Sweet Things I ate.

Vegan Treats Oreo Creme doughnut. So sickly. So amazing.

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Vegan Treats Boston Creme doughnut. Eaten straight after my BLT bagel, and Oreo Creme doughnut. STOMACH OF STEEL.

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Vegan Treats cinnamon bun, shared with Deirdre later that evening.

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Vegan Treats marshmallow brownie. I ended up eating one and a half of these, after having just eaten Vinny's pizza, and then we all piled in the car to go to Klein's for soft serve ice cream dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. In my excitement to leave, I forgot my camera. DAMNIT. Still, this brownie was nice, I was just expecting Dandies rather than marshmallow creme. I've become such a picky vegan! But really, this was tasty.

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Case full of Vegan Treats, at Atlas Café.

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But of course, it wouldn't be a trip to NYC without a trip to my beloved Lula's Sweet Apothecary! I love this place. Bask in the glory of this sundae, eaten on the bench outside: coffee ice cream, caramel and ginger molasses cookie ice cream, caramel sauce, candied pecans, coconut whipped cream, and a cherry on top. YESSSSSSSSSSS!

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Feeling very pleased with myself.

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FIN.

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viabicycle

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from: viabicycle
date: 13th. May, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
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God, vegan treats oreo creme donuts are my favorite donut in the entire world!! Whenever my boyfriend plays shows in Bethlehem he always brings some back

Also can see Fritz's bike!

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The Angry Rainbow

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from: owlsie
date: 13th. May, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
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Ohhh. I've always wanted to visit NYC. I might in a year or two.

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Do it!

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
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They're pretty special! I really want to go to the proper storefront and eat 'til I puke :D And yup, I told Fritz you said hi!

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artnoose

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from: artnoose
date: 13th. May, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
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Thanks for all the pics! The food ones were of course amazing. And I think that Nicholas No Touch is one of the better cat names I've heard. I'll be taking the Megabus at the end of the month!

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
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I live to eat :D And I love his name, too! He's terrified of everyone, I had to snap a picture of him because he wasn't hiding in a dark corner like the last time I "saw" him!

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nico

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from: v3g4n
date: 13th. May, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
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OMG. I am SO excited to engage in a sugar frenzy with you. It's coming so fast!

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
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IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME!

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Yae no Sakura

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from: to_my_wife
date: 13th. May, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
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Woooooooooooooo! So many lovely things, thanks for the pics! That self portrait looks strangely like you, lol!

I think we need to come up with a stronger word for 'love' for how you feel about Lula's.

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Haha! I'm glad you like it :) And yes, I totally agree, my affection for Lula's is on another level!

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Scottish purple vegan lassie living in Melbourne.

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from: purpledonna
date: 13th. May, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
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YUUUUUM! O how i miss Atlas Cafe! Those donuts looks to die for. Keep on posting :) x

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
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You feel like dying after eating so many of them! And thanks, I will :)

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
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They're infinitely better than any other bagel. Particularly, more chewy. Damnit, now I want one!

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Floating Skyward

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from: bluestardrop
date: 13th. May, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
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omg, now i want a doughnut SO bad.

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 28th. May, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
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I feel like that every day :(

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paradisefraud

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from: paradisefraud
date: 13th. May, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Daiya will like, never come to Winnipeg :( It looks amazing though, and so do ALL of your photos, totally rad!!

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 28th. May, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure it will! Just keep emailing the company and pestering them :)

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worthy of love

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from: dolmadez
date: 14th. May, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Ho-o-oly shit, those sweet vegan treats are making my heart ache. I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 28th. May, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
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GO THERE

YOU WONT REGRET IT

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Zoë-Anne

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from: mobculture
date: 14th. May, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
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That bus looks awesome. I usually hate coach journeys but I guess if I have my travel sickness tablets it's not so bad... I love the 'Namaste' at the end of that note, it truly is passive aggressive!

That cat is gorgeous. I want him.

I love all those designs on the tops of the coffee you drank, so pretty!

Mmmm bagels. I would love to have a proper one from NYC, I bet it'd be fabulous. Mac & cheese pizza, wow! My two favourite meals combined. :)

God, I love doughnuts, & cinnamon buns. Yum. Those vegan treats at Atlas look superb too, I just cannot believe the amount of loveliness that can be made vegan!

Your hair looks great, by the way!

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 28th. May, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Haha yeah, the "namaste" part made it even better for me, too!

I wish I could overnight bagels to my friends back home :D

And thank you!

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x kara x cupcakes x

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from: melancholyeyes
date: 15th. May, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
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nyc done right!!

i love klein's so much...i feel like it's an amazingly secretive place. best vegan soft serve. i didn't realize they had "magic shell" like chocolate and will have to get it the next time i go!

you ate 2 of my fave vegan treats items: cinnamon bun and boston cream donut!

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 28th. May, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Yup yup! Even better when you have the shell WITH SPRINKLES <3 I still much prefer Lula's, because I don't feel like I'm going to die / have pickled my insides after eating there (plus they're much friendlier!)

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art star

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from: theshoeprincess
date: 15th. May, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
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I just got home yesterday and my post-NYC blues were pretty bad but this has made them a million times worse! Hehe :) I need to move there, like, now.

Awesome pics, looks like you had a brilliant time! NYC is just the best place in the world to be vegan, I always feel spoiled for choice :D

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 28th. May, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I do love it there. I don't think I could live there though, but it's nice to be close enough to visit every so often! :)

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Pete

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from: jetboy78
date: 27th. May, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
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Lulas= among the top 5 reasons why I live in NYC.

I've seen you around veganfoodpics and I think I'm in love with your icon. May I add you?

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Girlfriend in a sugar coma.

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from: rice_dream_girl
date: 28th. May, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Haha yeah, sure :)

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vivos voco, mortuos plango

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from: skkkkkutler
date: 13th. Jun, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
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vinny's! that's my current uber-crush's favorite place to eat. I'm most jealous of the vegan treats though..vegan baked goods in my opinion taste so much better than non-vegan baked goods, so the next time my sweet tooth is acting up I'll have to go there and stuff my face. have you ever been to foodswings, by any chance? the next time you're in the city that's definitely another favorite for vegan noms.

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