I'm Going to be Vegan, Until Breakfast

Most writers have at least some fear of the blank page. If Ernest Hemingway had to look at the flashing cursor in the upper left-hand corner of a Word doc, he might have started drinking before noon!

Of course, Hemingway didn’t have Buck Wheat!

Buck makes writer’s block obsolete!

Last night while I was stinking up the patio with a cigar, Buck explained her views on transitioning from being just a vegetarian, to being a vegan. Apparently, it’s a big commitment: butter, milk, eggs and honey, long on her list of favorites, would all have to go. But Buck thinks she’s ready to make that commitment and start her new vegan ways.

Right after she finishes the last of Guy’s meatballs!

Which she was eating during the entire conversation!


What she lacks in willpower Buck makes up for in good taste. When referring to her (absolutely fantastic) authentic Italian meatballs, Guy has always joker, “even vegan’s love them!” I'm not sure if Buck's gluttony in front of a plate of them proves that point though? The way Buck sees it, she IS a vegan. Just one who enjoys meat, cheese and butter. A new brand of vegan!

I don’t try to understand this house!

Each blog I post generally gets some sort of response from readers. My favorite one this week was an email I received from a dealer in my (new) home state of Connecticut. After reading my last blog about an inspection job using Arbor Coat and 094 primer, he cautioned me that 094 is only available in quarts due to VOC regulations.

I love paint geeks!


Deep down, I am really just a paint geek too and I immediately felt connected! The writing, consulting and e-commerce is just to keep me busy while waiting for another chance to paint-geek out!

But his email reminded me how many of you are following along. Whether it’s to hear of the insanity which is my family or just to geek out paint with me, I appreciate you reading.


Having a voice in our industry is an honor which I try to treat with