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Monday, April 10, 2006

Free Food is the new awesome

I like food. And I like it even more when it is free. In my collegiate, non-salaried years I was not above sitting in restaurants and nonchalantly stealing uneaten food off of plates of neighboring tables after the owners had left so that I wouldn't have to actually pay for a meal. I am obviously not the type of person to turn down free food when it comes my way, and this last week seemed to be full of free food opportunities!

First, we said our final goodbyes to Caroline at our favorite Sunset Thai restaurant. We told the waiters that it was Caroline's birthday, because that way they dim the lights in the whole restaurant, play creepy sinatra-esque happy birthday music, and bring this awesome plate of FREE fried bananas and mango icecream for us all to share.



And last week, right after First Thursday Gallery Stroll, some strange guy was standing outside of the galleries with a big sign that said FREE, and he had laid out all these boxes of old, slightly damaged looking food, and was trying to get all the art walkers to take it.

This looks a little bit like garbage, but it was the stuff this guy was trying to pass off as free food.


Still. It WAS free. So michael, grace, george and I got ourselves an angel food cake!

Best of all was this perfectly good vending machine full of knock-off ding dongs that someone had pushed out of a second story window. There was no way Aaron, Jared and I were going to let those plastic wrapped gems go to waste.


If things keep going like this, I may never need to actually buy food again!

16 Comments:

  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger Tannerama said…

    Yeah, I totally know what you are talking about. Every monday night all my neighbors leave free food in these big plastic containers. So, that's when I go grocery shopping... or as the french call it "La Noi de poubelle."

     
  • At 7:20 PM, Blogger bets said…

    I have this special place I always find free food called my roommate's cupboard.

     
  • At 7:26 PM, Blogger bex said…

    little does my roommate know, all the food from my cupboard comes from this pretty, shiny dumpster from out behind Safeway

     
  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger English said…

    "shiny dumpster from out behind Safeway"

    My house?!

     
  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger American Cowboy said…

    you forgot to mention last nights guacamole. See if i ever split half an avocado with you again.

     
  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Look cowboy. Stop coming over after I go to bed.

     
  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    the only piece of advice i remember from freshman orientation is "never say no to free food"

     
  • At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the proper noun would be: "Freegan"
    check it (http://freegan.info/)and then you too will understand that Anonymous Comments are "the NEW AWESOME".

     
  • At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    anonymous ... OUT

     
  • At 8:59 PM, Blogger bex said…

    wow. thanks, anonymous. i had no idea that my love for free food could potentially be based in such a noble cause. I suppose i am attempting to avoid being a wasteful consumer, AND challenging the injustice of allowing vital resources to be wasted while multitudes lack basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter, AND reducing waste going to landfills and incinerators (which are disproportionately situated within poor, non-white neighborhoods, where they cause elevated levels of cancer and asthma!)

    seriously. i didn't even realize how awesome free food is.

     
  • At 8:59 PM, Blogger bex said…

    but you still could have told us who you are.

     
  • At 10:08 AM, Blogger American Cowboy said…

    Can you live with your parents and still be freegan? How about stealing, cna that count as an act of civil freeganism?

     
  • At 10:08 AM, Blogger American Cowboy said…

    Can you live with your parents and still be freegan? How about stealing, cna that count as an act of civil freeganism?

     
  • At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Man Of Foom said…

    there is a freegan household in SLC, we were going to make a documentary about them (or the guy that rides a bamboo bicycle). The other day one of them hit a deer and they decided not to waste free food 9based on a true story)

     
  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger American Cowboy said…

    Where do i sign up?!

     
  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Ryan Remains said…

    that's caroline! my pal from freshman year in idaho! holy cow! wow, i haven't seen or talked to her in years. ok, this will seem creepy, probably but is there a way to get into conact with her? email or something. or if that seems weird ask her if she still likes starcrunch and would like to hear from them?

    ok, that probably sounds weirder. i'm shutting up.

    i like your blog, by the way.

     

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