Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vegetarian Day

In an effort to simplify our lives, Austin and I have a weekly pattern that we create our menu around:
Monday=Mexican Day
Tuesday=Italian Day
Wednesday=Soup Day
Thursday=Asian Day
Saturday=Breakfast for Supper
Sunday=Crockpot Day
I was toying with the idea of making Thursday Vegetarian Day, but I don't really know how to make vegetarian food, and most of my meat-free meals fall under different categories, e.g., Mexican day.
Anyway, Austin and I have been watching the DVD series Planet Earth, and I realized that humans are the only species that care about 1.) not eating other species and 2.) humanely killing what they eat. (This revelation came after the fruit-eating chimps deviated from their fruitivore ways and ripped the face off another chimp and ate it.) Humans also uniquely worry about eating too much of any one species, rendering it open to extinction. (This based on the cute Artic fox trying to fit as many cute ducklings as possible in its mouth when the parents weren't watching.)
Nature is not really a touchy-feely sort of place. Animals just eat what their bodies tell them to eat and that is the end of it. Whales, for example, don't organize their week into Krill day and Plankton day and Kelp day. Nope, animals live the simple life and eat what comes their way. And if nothing comes their way, they die.


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