Brilliant - I love it.
I hate meat :) but that's still brilliant!
Agree with Llamas.
It is sad when people think that all vegetarians eat is leaves and a few vegetables.
I used to love meat when I ate it, but I don't miss it at all anymore, because what I eat now is great, and I'm not missing out. A lot of the different meals I eat now way outdo anything with meat. And besides, these days there are so many meat substitutes that it barely makes much difference (although I prefer to eat homemade meals).
Even my mom says that since I became vegetarian, it has really opened up a lot of new meals to her, and she would happily eat a vegetarian meal over the usual roast chicken most days.
I have this great distaste for handling raw meat, so I rarely cook with meat at all. Not to mention, it has an incredibly short shelf life. One of the greatest burgers I've ever had was a black bean burger(no meat). Soooooooooooo good. I make a ton of foods at home with eggs and beans and such for protein. Nom nom nom.
I do, however, love me some bacon. Don't think I could live without it. I have yet to find a suitable substitute.
I won't knock something until I try it though. I'm not going to go out seeking a meatless meal, but I'll gladly eat one if presented with the chance.
It's also sad that people think just because the meat they've had is tasteless, all of it is. Yeah, the chicken from Safeway is pretty tasteless, but that's not good chicken.
Here's the main problem with vegetarians (and pretty much everyone else). Unless you're Bear Grylls you don't have a diet interesting enough to be worthy of conversation, and like 99.9% of diet-based conversational topics, no matter what your diet is (or isn't), its been talked to death a thousand times.
If someone says they are vegetarians and your first reaction is to say "I love meat", fucking staple your lips shut cause you're the most boring person in the room.
If you're a vegetarian and your first reaction is to find any excuse possible to bring it up; well see the sentence above.
If you're anything in-between, fuck you asshole, no one cares.
Then when I finished it again I switched back to Voyager. Its pretty much solid from Episode 1 until the episode before the last one.
Voyager's series finale was that series' "Encounter at Far-Point Station". That is to say, awful and non-sensical. Seriously (Spoi... Fuck you, this is a 5 year late reply to a show that ended 14 years ago, if THIS post spoils the ending then GOOD, I'm glad), seriously though, Voyager gets back to the alpha quadrant inside an exploding Borg cube 'somehow'. Fuck you Hewitt-Wolfe, I know you wrote it, this has ANDROMEDA all over it.uuuuuuuugggggghhhh
Thank God I steered conversation back on track. Also I can't wait to read Memory of Light. Took upon myself the task of re-reading the entire series last january. Am now on The Gathering Storm. I wish I could tag T-6005 and PiB.