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Day #4: a shamelessly cookie-heavy day. I think I ate probably twenty cookies, maybe thirty. I’m not sure why I eat so many cookies. To be honest – I don’t even like cookies that much. I mean, I like cookies as much as the next guy, I’m not some kind of mutant or something. I mean, every good American loves cookies. But I much prefer doughnuts (though they’re rarely vegan), or apple pie, or any pie. But cookies require little preparation, are always in the house (unless I ate all of the them), and work as breakfast, lunch, and dinner (or as a little dessert after any of the above), and as a midnight snack. If you’re not that hungry, you can have one cookie, but if you’re really hungry, you can have thirty! So you can’t go wrong with a cookie.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
10:17 a.m. 5-7 Whole Foods vegan Duplex Creme Cookies.
As discussed above.
11:15 a.m. 5-7 Whole Foods vegan Duplex Cookies.
That’s two discrete cookie-eating sessions before noon.
1:47 p.m. 3 Whole Foods vegan Duplex Cookies.
Just a few more cookies while running out the door.
3:42 p.m. A lemon poppy-seed muffin and a 8 oz. bottle of water.
Lemon poppy-seed muffins given away at community meetings are not vegan, but they are free, which makes them “free-gan,” and I’ll settle for that when it’s almost four o’clock and I’ve eaten nothing but cookies all day. And I love an 8 oz. bottle of water. Reminds me of an airplane.
7:17 p.m. General Tso’s Tofu, a spring roll, and a mug of hot water.
A Chinese takeout on Vermont Avenue with a haiku-friendly name (White Lily? White Lotus?) is one of the few downtown eating options for Washington Post employees on the night shift that isn’t Subway or CVS. I didn’t have any money for the usual treats from the Post vending machine, and the vending machine doesn’t accept credit cards, so I had to place a takeout order (from Sea Flower? Spring Flower?) even though I wholeheartedly believe that American Chinese food is always mediocre at best. But, when I strolled down Vermont Avenue to pick up my order, I found that the Chinese food takeout I remembered had become Bao, which serves basically the same food in basically the same atmosphere for almost twice the price, and hadn’t even bothered to change their telephone number. I returned to my office and washed the gooey General Tso’s down with hot water (not tea, but hot water, as I had run out of tea) and threw away the leftovers. Tough times.
12:01 a.m. 5-7 Whole Foods vegan Duplex Creme Cookies and 10 oz. of Schweppes Ginger Ale.
Nothing like fizzy, gingery duplex cremes to finish off the day.