5.23.2006

Meat is Murder!

In order to honor our brave service men, myself and friends will be vacating the District of Columbia for the beach. The bloggyness of this trip even astounds me. Should something happen to us this weekend, a large swath of your rss reader will stay empty and you might be able accomplish something at work.

In order to prepare, I have been charged with leading a contingent to Costco to purchase provisions. Of course, the nature of the holiday compels us to slaughter a large number of animals and cook them over an open flame. What surprises me is that, to my knowledge, no one in our group is a vegetarian. In a group this large, you would think that someone would be a vegetarian. I guess that it is possible that I have too many friends from Texas.

I had a lot of friends in college who were vegetarians, including two band members and a roommate. As a result, I ate, and learned to cook, a lot of vegetarian meals. Once I was even charged with feeding an entire vegetarian reggae band, who loved my vegetarian burritos by the way. For a while, I only ate meat 2-3 times a week and it was actually kind of nice.

All this is to say that I think I am fairly sympathetic to the vegetarian lifestyle. In fact, given the right circumstances, I would be more than happy to give up meat for the rest of my life.

For the record, when I wrote this I had my inevitable marriage to Kristen Bell in mind, but if a hamburger is the only thing preventing me from working with Prince, then that hamburger will have to go.

10 comments:

  1. This has nothing to do with vegetarianism, but you should come to San Francisco with your parents this July.

    Or maybe it has everything to do with vegetarianism.

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  2. yes, if charles and the grays are in san francisco for a weekend, along with jeff, i may have to get out of my atlanta hovel and come for a visit as well.

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  3. I am not sure if I will be able to go to San Fran myself, what with leave and I have to take vacation for a family reunion also in that month.

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  4. you are lame! LAME! LAME! LAME!

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  5. Charles: weak this week.

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  6. You skip too lightly over the Veronica Mars question. What happens when the Unstoppable Hunger meets the Unattainable Object?

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  7. I am pretty sure that I wouldn't miss the hamburgers. But the beach weekend did bring me a step closer to her. I now know someone who has met her! Our circles are drawing closer.

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  8. LKD-in Southern PA10:02 PM

    (keep in mind I love animals and volunteer at petsmart) : )
    Maybe you wouldn't miss the hamburgers - but what is the point of becoming a veggie when other animals are going to keep eating animals? I mean - are we supposed to feed that bocca burgers (I never did like those stupid f-ing things)...Remind you - this is coming from the girl on the SALDF (student animal legal defense fund - although I recently resigned) - eat meat! Just treat the animals better - it's all about free range. I mean - the animals wouldn't even be produced if they weren't going to be killed. Should we really be deciding the pro-life-pro-choice debate for animals when we cant even figure it out for ourselves.

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  9. LKD-in Southern PA10:03 PM

    PS - I am a smart @ss

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