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Anyone reading this who knows me personally also knows that I love meat. All of it except organs and veal. You folks may be slightly shocked to learn that I have recently gone vegetarian though I did not need Sir Paul McCartney to help me out. I just decided to do it and I have since not eaten any poultry, beef, or pork. Seafood, however, may stay on my menu as I tend to eat out a lot and have noticed that a lot of vegetarian dishes involve disgusting eggplant. Blech. So far I’ve only had oysters. Yum! Anyway, this affords me the opportunity to blog about vegetarian things, at least until my new cameras get here. These little things are fairly tasty, although rather sodium-y. They resemble chicken almost perfectly in terms of texture and I was pleasantly surprised by the seasoning except when I found out how much of it was salty salt.As for that whole Paul McCartney, goveg.com thing, I thought their free PDF file about eating vegetarian was very helpful. For once PETA wasn’t trying to make me vomit or cry with images of suffering, bloody animals (although there were a few, they also included images of happy animals living the vegetarian life). Vegetarian celebrities include Kristen Bell AKA Veronica Mars, Toby McGuire, and Alec Baldwin (but I don’t believe this) and they all think that animals are way too precious to eat. Maybe so, stars…In the final pages of the PDF file, they start plugging brands like the aforementioned Lightlife “Smart” products alongside Boca, Morningstar Farms (belongs to Kellogg), Yves, etc. and include their products in the following recipes. I can see the good and bad, but mostly the bad. Good: people who are actually convinced by this colorful PDF file might not know which brands to turn to instead of their favorite animal-killing brands. Bad: I was completely thrown off by the sudden page of advertising/product placement in the file (although maybe the celebrity endorsements should have warned me). It would be nice to know if PETA asked the brands for permission to put attractive images of their products on its website or if their companies had to donate first.
So I guess I’ve been a little busy these past few weeks. I have that whole job thing going on, it’s the season to buy all sorts of shit for people, and I flew all the way to New York City for the weekend. It was cold. There are plenty of good things: I saw some friends in New York, most of my shopping is done, it’s raining so I don’t have to go outside today if I don’t want to, and I baked bread yesterday and it didn’t suck! But there are bad things, too: this movie Juno is getting too much hype-ity hype (more on that later), I have to start paying for my own health insurance, and my bedroom is kind of messy. AT&T is also stupid for making this mistake, even though I know it’s not a mistake:China’s not a city! (Just in case you didn’t catch it.. it took me a few minutes of staring at the wall in the train station to notice). Things like this, the intentional misspellng on toys and games, and the No Child Left Behind Act are going to retard our children!
I was going to say that I don’t really care because at this stage in my life I don’t feel like reproducing at all. Hearing “MOMMY! MOMMY!” fifty times a day doesn’t excite me, but I will say that I do care because these kidz are going to be my doctors. I guess it’s lucky for them that alzheimer’s is already spelled with a “z”. Alzheimer’z? Oh boy. Seriously, world, stop making us more stupid. Which brings me to “Juno” …Teen pregnancy is indeed an important issue and it’s fabulous someone, although I seriously doubt Fox is the first, made a movie about it. As an “Arrested Development” fan, Jason Bateman and Michael Cera’s roles in it are cool, I guess, but really they’re just two more white guys cast alongside a bunch of other white people in a “quirky” movie about a “quirky” girl who gets “pregnant.” And, big surprise, she decides to keep the baby! Why can’t someone get a fucking abortion? That’s dramatic, right? It’s certainly bloody!I’ve been letting my garlic run wild, it’s a fun project: