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 pic-nic 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.