So. Vegetarianism. Remember when I kind of tried that out a couple of years ago? I can't remember if you were around for that. Anyway, I decided last week that I'm gonna take the plunge and commit to doing it. It's something I've been thinking about for a while, and based on what I've read and what I believe, it just makes sense to me. I actually think I might be trending vegan, but I don't know that I'm ready to jump into that full-tilt.
This probably isn't a surprise to you. After all, I wash my hair with baking soda, live a somewhat minimalist lifestyle, sleep in a hammock, try to buy eco-friendly products, and want to live in a tiny house.
Here's what it comes down to for me. I believe in God. And I believe that God probably isn't too pleased with our approach to animals as food. Because I believe he wants us to be good stewards. And we're not. That's not to say I'm against eating animals, just that our current system of making that happen is kind of messed up (Did you know it takes 50 times as many resources to grow a pound of beef as a pound of plants? 50!) so I will make the decision not to participate in that system so far as I can.
I did accidentally order a beef taco at Taco Bell yesterday - all it said on the menu was "Cheesy potato taco," so I thought I was safe - but I didn't realize it was beef until I took I bite. I could have taken it in and exchanged it like a good vegetarian, but part of my whole rationale for being vegetarian is the wasteful aspect of the food system. So, I ate the burrito because I figured if I took it in, they'd just throw it away, and that sort of negates the whole reason for doing it in the first place. Ya know?
So. That's where I'm at. And though I can no longer eat your chicken enchiladas - not that I have recently anyway... - family chip dip is still on the table. Luckily.