The title quote shamelessly stolen from Tamara.
Apropos of nothing, as I sit here noshing on a chunk of rosemary-garnished mesquite-grilled salmon, I discover that today is Meatout 2006.
Seems this MeatOut business is the: “World’s Largest Grassroots Diet Education Campaign” “Meatout is an international observance helping individuals evolve to a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection of meat and dairy alternatives in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, and catering operations.”
Been in business since 1985.
I discover this, because some enterprising little bugsnipe has plastered flyers stating the above in every door and under every windshield wiper in the neighborhood.
Goodness. First time I ever heard of them.
Folks, if y’all’d let me know ahead of time, I could have had a BBQ brisket picnic for family and friends this evening.
Ah, well. There’s always next year.
Not that I’m averse to eating green stuff (particularly if there’s a nice chunk of grilled chicken and a bit of cheese on top of it) you understand, it’s just that I don’t have any plans to give up on a medium-rare ribeye any time soon.
And for some reason, some … folks … moving into this area tend to get themselves wrapped around the axle when it comes to my diet. A subject well beyond any concern of theirs.