i thought i'd dedicate this entry to my favorite vegan/vegetarian athletes: the tofu eating zombies! i volunteer once a month for our local roller derby bouts as an EMT. i work with two other medics, we get into the bouts for free, and pray to the tofu gods/goddesses that no one gets hurt! this saturday's match was the "monster mash up: monsters vs. zombies". there are a few vegan/vegetarian roller derby dames and i want to give them some big veggie props! you can learn more about btown's hot derby action here. the women of roller derby work very, very hard. a minimum of 7 hours a week is required for practice, followed by hefty service commitments of coaching, clean up, public information outreach, philanthropy, etc. at the bout, the BHRG awarded a check for $2,000 to the deep roots animal sanctuary. yay!
tiger beat--everyone has a crush on tiger beat. you'd be stupid not to, because TB is so gnawdorable, nom-nom-nom. TB is noshing on a mock egg salad (or is it tempeh "chicken"?) sammich from our local co-op.
playing for the "monster" side is the Unicoroner--#4 hooves under. i adore her. i expected her to be a monster unicorn this bout, but she chose to dress up like a bee instead. she really knows how to sting her opponents!
party foul will pass on the brains and happily eat a trail mix bar instead when tofu can't be found. grrrrrr! she was mentioned in an issue of veg news this past year which i thought was pretty cool.
my favorite rookie this year is Terror d' Bits. this zombie moves faster than the ones in the dawn of the dead remake. i mean really, really fast. she can skate circles around the track and the other jammer won't even know what hit her. her boyfriend is the infamous lord seitan, a referee who has a seitan recipe i swear by. i tried to get my picture taken with him, but the person who took the photo didn't know what they were doing. i cried a little.
and i cried a little after trying this here red curry tofu from the local co-op. i had been really craving some red curry and thought this would be awesome, but it was really sub-par. there wasn't even a hint of curry flavor in this.
and it doesn't even look that great! i ate it because i hate to waste food. to boot, i had onion-y breath that kept all zombies, monsters, and other halloween related creatures far away from me for the rest of the bout.