February 27, 2009

Tastes Like Chicken

We were driving by a slaughter house in Nebraska and I was saying how, except for a great steak once in a while, I could totally become a vegetarian. The V word in his eyes is akin to telling Jerry Fallwell that you love Satan. It is sure to garner an eye roll among a couple of jabs at PETA and comments on the disintegration of society. He's kind of a carnivore, that husband of mine. Don't even get him started on Vegans.

I've never been a big meat eater. I survived on rice and soy sauce and pretzels for months at a time in college and didn't miss flesh a bit. In the last few years, I'm just getting more and more disgusted by all meat. Aside from nasty chewy pieces of God only knows what in damn near every piece of meat I eat, it's the knowing more than I want to about the slaughter that does me in. I can barely eat meat at all without some sick scene from a documentary flashing in my head. Kinda ruins the mood, ya know?

Anyway, I was trying to explain this when the smart ass interrupts me to say, "Yeah, well what about that poor carrot that was ripped out of the ground when it was innocently growing there just so you can eat it?".

And then I made him pull over so I could choke him with my bare hands.


Sara Elizabeth said...

Men and their meat! I saw a documentary not too long ago too. It was on Mad Cow Disease.

I think we all survived on rice once. LOL. For me, it was when I moved out when I was 16. In college I was already a grown adult, so no dorm living and no rice eating.

Jenni said...

I like the flesh, myself. I think I would miss it.

I gave up documentaries instead!

Funny in My Mind said...

My husband has said the same thing when I have tried to do meatless Monday. That poor tomato..blah.
I do not listen or watch that stuff because it haunts me. There all going to die and it is not right to abuse them but I do get grossed out by ground beef when it is raw. I will eat a med rare filet though!

Ariel said...

i'm with mr. sb. i LOVE meat.

i read once that we are actually addicted to meat and decided to test that theory by not eating meat for 30 days. i made it about 20 but turned down right regan/exorcist about it. i'll never do that again, if it is an addiction it's definitely my favorite.

and i loath PETA - tha sick fucks.

and also...he's kinda got a point with that whole carrot thing...i'm just sayin' ;)

Brenda Susan said...

I agree with you. I could totally live on vegies & fruit! Love them & I hate the way I feel after a heavy meal full of meat. Plus cleaning chicken gives me the creeps! yuck!

Unknown said...

I would miss it too, just a little. Nothing like a good steak.

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

I will cop to ribbing (full on torturing) my sister who declared (over a huge ham for dinner) that she was now a vegetarian (pain in the a**).

I would sob over baby carrots, "How could you? Oh, the poor babies... sniff... cut down before their time... SOB!"

Then I was also the one who asked her exactly what she thought was in the "chicken flavoring" of the Rice-a-Roni she decided was "ok" to eat.

I still maintain she was sneaking McNuggets on the DL, and I was only battling the inherent hypocrisy.

Ordie O. said...

Why didn't you tell me you didn't have anything to eat when you were in college that month? (That kinda sounds like I'm saying you were only in college for a month, doesn't it? Now that sounds like your step father) :-)

I once went for a few months and only ate a burrito supreme once a day. I wouldn't have had that had I not worked at Taco Bell.

And once in a while my friend, Vickie and I would sneak over to Aunt Janet's while she was at work and steal canned goods out of her store room. Can you believe none of us locked our doors back then?