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View Poll Results: Would enjoy being a vegetarian?
Yes 41 51.90%
No 40 50.63%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-17-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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Yeah, eating poultry isn't being a vegetarian, neither is fish...even though I did for awhile. Its funny what some people think being a vegetarian is...they think you eat chicken or fish or broth is okay. That or some people think you only eat salads and raw veggies.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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There are all types of vegetarians:
Types of Vegetarians

I like fake meat for the same reason I like real meat.
Tastes good & fills me up.

I voted yes because I do go veggie and vegan though out the year.
I like to rotate what I am eating for various reasons.
Its just fun to cook and try different things. Being freaked by your dinner and then amazed its great is something I think is fun. Its fun to have different types of resturaunts to go to instead of the same old (x) type of place. I think the two places feel totally different.
I get this wierd natural repulsion to meat. Like it just starts to look nasty. Be too greasy, too squishy...

I get very freaked 100% of the time by:

- chicken skin : it looks like a dead grandmas arm or something.

- veins : I see a vein pop out its over. Nasty visual of it dangling there in front of your face, still jiggling from whence the fork revealed its presence...framed on your plate bordered by your own arms with veins..like the vein on the plate. And I start wiping my fork and push away the plate...stirring graphic zombie movie memories review making me feel ill.

- smell : sometimes it just starts to stink of death to me.

- the joints of things: Its so gross in poultry...like dead grandma arm again but from the inside. UGH

- shellfish as is : they look like bugs to me. Giant freaky bugs. I dont even like to touch them.

- fish served with its head on : come on..wtf...What am I hannibal lecter I have to look my dinner in the eye as its being consumed? Get that freaking head OFF! Read an article about how in Japan (i think) they were trying to get a certain fish banned. The fried it ALIVE and it was served with its head still twitching

- the lobsters last scream :Into the boiling pot they go and out comes a scream sounding like the old verson of that movie the fly. |||||Freaks||||||me||||||| out||||||.

- squid - freakin ew

- stuffing from a turkeys *ss: I saw my mom stuffing a turkey and thought it looked absolutely morbid when I was little. Just slapping that thing around with butter and then shoving it full of bread. And injecting it with liquids...It looks like a porn torture medical tape or something. Needless to say I wish I never peeked in on that thanksgiving. I miss the mystery of being niave and on the couch bored with the parade and or football. Things just tasted better when I didnt know what happened.So as I asked my mom why the turkey gets stuffing shoved down its throat.... She replies...every so classy:

" That?!" *slaps buttered turkey with a greasy thump and snorts*

" Thats its G** d*** a** "

~She cracks I wierd smile~
(in my later years I realized this woman was drunk out of her mind at this time)
~Goes Back to slapping up this floppy butters grandma arm of a turkey, shoving bread up it's butt & burning hairs off it's skin with her lighter. She is looking at the greased up bird while smoking with her buttered crumb polluted fingers like peggy bundy.~

I only ate a potato that year. Sweet and Regular. I needed simple after that graphic display of food drama. LOL. I couldnt even use butter. It as too wet. And the butter...the butter ~Shudders in "apoc. now" fashion.~
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: South FL
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If for some reason I HAD to become one, I would, but I certainly wouldn't enjoy it. I love meat and actually I don't do well without having some meat through out the week.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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I've tried and failed many times so I would be inclined to say 'no' but I plan on giving it another go soon and making more of an effort to try a variety of things so I may come back in a few months and say 'yes'.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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pitt_transplant--awesome post! LOL, and I don't do that too much!
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: here and then there...!
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I am Vegetarian for many reasons, most of which have already been mentioned.
I am glad to know that there are a few veggies here too!

When I decided to become veg. was almost over night. I went to a volunteer orientation at a Humane Society and at the end the woman spoke about "animals that do not have any rights". That hit my heart hard. She focused on the "factory farms" farmed animals "grown" for people to consume, how they are raised, how they are treated, and what we are eating. I had never thought about "meat" that way. I wasn't really eating animals, it was meat. In general, we are disconnected with our foods, especially when it is wrapped up and packaged "nicely" at the store.

So, Yes! I enjoying being Veg! It is just a simple easy choice that I have made about 15yrs ago to greatly reduce the amount of animal suffering that occurs.

By the end of this year I want to be Vegan.

Also, the point about "fake meat" is that what ever the texture, it is still Not meat. and no animals suffered from me eating "fake meat".
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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I've tried and failed many times so I would be inclined to say 'no' but I plan on giving it another go soon and making more of an effort to try a variety of things so I may come back in a few months and say 'yes'.
Don't pressure yourself--if your yen for meat goes beyond willpower, then listen to your body. I don't know how you are attempting it, but start out with a meat-free day. If you already are, add in another. Keep adding another meat-free day every time you feel comfortable doing so. Find a vegetarian cookbook that gets you excited and try a new recipe once a week. Make sure you mark up the cookbook, so you can go back to the recipe later and remember if you liked it or not, or if you thought it needed something or needed something omitted.

I subscribe to Vegetarian Times and really like it. Each issue has a lot of recipes in it (with a handy index in the back), so I'm always finding new dishes to try.

Good Luck!
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I've tried and failed many times so I would be inclined to say 'no' but I plan on giving it another go soon and making more of an effort to try a variety of things so I may come back in a few months and say 'yes'.
Why are you trying? I don't ask this casually; that could be the clue to why you've failed so many times, and what would help you succeed.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Pitt, that was great.
Every time there is a discussion about vegetarianism, I always remember the old Calvin and Hobbes comic. Calvin's mom was a vegetarian, and strived to provide those sorts of meals for her husband and Calvin.

Enjoy (http://www.mycomicspage.com/feature_items/explore?page=1&tag=11342 - broken link)

btw--I *like* tofu
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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Pitt, that was great.
Every time there is a discussion about vegetarianism, I always remember the old Calvin and Hobbes comic. Calvin's mom was a vegetarian, and strived to provide those sorts of meals for her husband and Calvin.

Enjoy (http://www.mycomicspage.com/feature_items/explore?page=1&tag=11342 - broken link)

btw--I *like* tofu
From that vintage Calvin, I think we could safely conclude that our beloved Noma is also a dessertitarian!
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