Sunday, April 15, 2007

meat matters... a tale of my past

I'm going to tell you a little story from my past, back when I was mopier, wore skimpier black clothing and a lot more black eyeliner. Yes, back when I was a poetry writing, sneak outing, school skipping, cigarette smoking teenager.

I had morals, values, a need to do something, take action! And so in order to save the world (and royally piss off my father I am sure) I decided I was a vegetarian. NO MEAT. Yep. I decided that. Me.

I lasted almost a year (I think, though it could have been as little as 6 months). I'm sure my parents were very entertained, so I really appreciate that the time some cooked bacon went missing from the fridge they overlooked it and never said a word...

Eventually though I had to give up the giving up meat. It was a hot sunny California day and I was dressed all in black (duh, I was depressed and junk). My dad was getting ready to BBQ some of his amazing beef ribs for some friends and I just couldn't be kind to cows any longer.

Later that night after eating 3 amazing ribs and assorted sides I got so sick I'll never be able to forget it, but still, lesson learned I was never a vegetarian again.

Thanks dad, I'm probably going to hell because of you and your meat cooking ways...

6 comments:

mielikki said...

LOL but your Dad does make some mean ribs! We fellow carnivore's salute you.

mel said...

I had been vegetarian for 2 years when I first met my ex's grandparents. We had traveled 5 hours for me to meet them. He forgot to tell them I was vegetarian. I choked down pot roast and spent the next three hours curled up with my stomach lurching and seizing. It was a great first impression.

The fact that you stole bacon cracks me up.

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dragonfly183 said...

You know, when I as in high school I had 4 really close friends and i was the only one who wasn't a vegetarian. I loved animals too, but it wasn't going to stop me from eating them.

sybil law said...

My friend has been a vegetarian now for at least 6 years, and she has dreams still! about eating meat. Dreams about loving it and devouring it. Yet she's also the pain in the ass who crinkles her nose up when people are grilling "animal flesh". What a dork. :)

Bubblewench said...

You are a total meat eater. I know. I've fed it to you. Hell, you've fed it to me! Not literally, on a plate with our own forks and all that.. you know!

Bubblewench said...

List of things I must have to eat:

Gumbo (nope, still haven't had it)
Pop's ribs.

Damnit. I'll have to plan next years trip when he's around.