i'm mentally prepping for the trip to ohio. every time i talk with my maternal grandmother, she asks what i can eat. now, this shouldn't be too hard, right? it's not like vegetarianism is all new or anything. and so i explain that i eat anything that isn't meat. or made w/chicken stock or beef broth. and then she says "so you'll eat turkey." um no, that's meat. "so you'll eat fish?" no. that's meat. the meat of a fish. "what in the world do you eat, then?" let's see, there are grains, vegetables, fruits, and chocolate. and i'll eat some cheese. "what can i possible make you for dinner?" what, do breakfast and lunch not exist? perhaps this is some mid-western thought that you MUST have meatmeatmeat as your mealmealmeal. or else you'll die. right there. at the table. kersplaat. and then no more dinner for you.
so before i go, i may have to put together a makeshift vegetarian's guide to foreign travel because while ohio is technically part of the united states, most of the ideas are rather foreign. or else most of our foreign ideas have yet to penetrate the confused state. for example, one page may look like this: