one day at a time

the end of a chicken

the end of a chicken © Verena Fischer 2012

the end of a chicken © Verena Fischer 2012

This picture is actually not really a self-portrait. It was taken by my mum with my camera in automatic mode! Well done, mum! Since I’m ridiculously complicated with food thanks to my food allergies there is not much choice for me on long journeys. I can’t buy snacks anywhere like normal people, since gluten and lactose are off limits for me. I also don’t eat any bread, since gluten free bread in Germany just tastes awful. What to do then? On our 5-6 hour journey from Chemnitz to Düsseldorf I had some gummibears – my personal favourite -, some crisps (chips for you American folk) and instead of sandwiches I had a chicken leg! We completely forgot to slice it up and on the road getting the meat off the bone with a knife can be quite tedious. So, in the end I decided to just battle that chicken the old-fashioned way. It was hilarious, so my mum took a picture of me posing with the chicken leg. We all need the ability to laugh about ourselves, so I thought I’d share this document of my chicken encounter …


5 responses

  1. Great shot Verena! 🙂
    I am gluten free also, it is tough to find “road” food for sure!

    January 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  2. It’s a complicated world. Laughing about ourselves helps. But the chicken cannot laugh so much. On the other side we are not guilty if the chicken was born as a chicken and not as human! Nice photo, you mum made a good job!

    January 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

  3. Yumm Yummm Yummm! The chicken is probably better for you anyway!!

    January 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  4. Ha! Love it!
    Except… now I’m getting kind of hungry, too!
    I think I might actually have some chicken in my freezer (I feel inspired to go and thaw it out)!

    January 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  5. SaptarshiC

    Reminds me of all the chickens that I have ended.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:41 am

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