Saturday, May 05, 2007

Meat is still murder in the summer right?

Summer bbq weather normally gets me excited, however, being a vegetarian now, it just fills with me dread. Why do pigs have to taste so good? Getting through the holidays was no big deal... getting through bbq season is a whole new proposition. My two favorite foods in the world are Indian and BBQ. I love BBQ. If I saw a BBQ restuarant I would want to stop and try it. I watch the BBQ competitions on Food Network. I love pulled pork... and bbq sauce..mmmmm but I digress. Just to add to the cruelness of the world, we just got a Salt Lick bbq restaurant 5 minutes away in the Santa Fe Station.

And Costco had all the meaty treats out yesterday! I would love your hot spicy links Mrs. Sample Lady, however, I would feel to guilty that some poor animal had to take one for me. OOO your friend over here has barbacoa... oh wait I remember what that means. Oh chasquido. I'll just enjoy the flavored water and granola samples. (BTW, WHN hates OH SNAP, but OH CHASQUIDO he finds charming for some dumb reason, but I suppose that is another post.)

This looks like chicken hell to me.

WHN says he sees it more as a chicken sauna.

But thankfully the world is not THAT cruel to me... I was watching Bill Maher and ol CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta came on saying that all the stuff that was in the dog food that was killing dogs... they found that it in the people food supply. I know I'm not supposed to laugh or feel superior or feel vindicated. However, I was talking to an ex and I mentioned that I was a vegetarian and he asked why, and I said that I can no longer make the distinction between my dog who I share a bed with and a pig/cow whatever. Then I joked that I do feel superior that I don't eat dead animals. He replied, you feel superior because you know not to eat your dog? He could have a great big ol' melamine sandwich as far as I'm concerned. OK so I know it's a weird thing to feel smug about, but I need what I can get.

Speaking of sleeping pets, my friend said to me that she could never imagine sleeping with a dog in her bed (funny I've seen some of the guys she... rim shot please) I have a cat, dog, and WHN, and frankly, the dog isn't the worst of the three as a bedmate. She said that pets should have their own bed. Is everyone else sleeping sans animals?

When Anna and I were driving across the the western states I felt good seeing the cows. I used to feel guilty, and sink down in my seat as I would drive by them. But this time I waved to them saying HOW NOW BROWN COWS... You've got no beef with me. While I found that quite amusing and cute, Anna I guess got tired of hearing it because she started to stay Yeah but you probably ate their parents or grandparents. She can eat a great big ol' melamine sandwich too.



Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

LOL LOL LOL! Do not lose heart! I am proud of you!!

(I am starting to have a problem with the fish and seafood I still eat - I am starting to have a certain difficulty justifying it and making a distinction from meat...)

5:15 PM  
Blogger sabrina d. said...

My cats definitely sleep in their own bed. Sometimes they let me have one of the pillows...

6:56 PM  
Blogger Jinann said...

My doggie sleeps with me until DH comes up to bed. (But only in the "non-tick" weather....the ticks are real bad out here!)

4:37 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

That's ok - I'll get you a nice big juicey BBQ sandwich while I'm there. You'll thank me later :)

6:02 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Tag your it.

SD & her blog

3:55 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

You've been tagged! Rules on my blog.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former vegetarian, I understand your pain. It takes a lot for me to not be vegetarian again, the veins, blood, etc. It makes me ill BUT, I understand where you're coming from.
As for dogs in the bed, we have two or three in our bed each night. We upgraded to a King size bed so we could fit them all in. :) I think it's healthy and fun to have the dogs sleep with you.

9:24 AM  

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