Thursday, January 6, 2011

To My Vegetarian Girlfriend

If you’re going to take this vegetarian thing seriously, it might be a good idea to do a bit of reading first; because even I know it’s not as simple as not eating meat—you’ve got to find something to make up for the meat, and then you’ve got to eat more of that something than you’d probably ever care to. So, yes, technically, sour cream and onion potato chips are a vegetable, and you might even get a tiny bit of protein from the coating, but if that’s all you’ve been eating, you dingbat, it’s no wonder you’re sick.

Photo by Boris Hoppek.

29 comments:

  1. Oh my... your girlfriend might not like being called a dingbat even if the eating patterns are off.

    http://lkharris-kolp.blogspot.com/2012/01/warning-small-package.html

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  2. This prompt does require a funny reply, I think.
    A spewing girlfriend crouched over a pillow might be just the thing.

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  3. Ha! My sentiments exactly... (thanks so much for the photo credit, by the way!)

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  4. haha...fresh take on this...love it...ugh yeah i might get sick on that as well...intriguing...smiles.

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  5. if you look like this after eating too much sour cream and onion potato chips..i think i might try this...smiles

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  6. That must be why she looks like she has bellyache?!

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  7. I agree with trellissimo... :-)

    JJRod'z

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  8. Hey sour cream and onion chips are awesome.....lol :-)

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  9. You are right! Eat more of the vegetables to fill the gap of meat not present in your diet, left .You won't grow fat though, and that's a great thing. My Australian daughter is a vegetarian. Fortunately she eats fish and eggs, so that makes cooking for her easier. Thanks for your post!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  10. As a life long vegetarian I have seen way too many people who are similar the this fictional girlfriend. An Arkie's Musings

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  11. What a fascinating way to present this issue. Great photo too.

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  12. I love my veggies! Any food we eat should have some food value - packaged/highly processed foods are generally not so healthy.

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  13. I wouldn't want her breathing on me if that's all she eats! lol

    leslie
    abcw team

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  14. Spewing Dingbats is my new favourite band.

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  15. Who knows what are in chips. I remember one make whose cheese and onion variety were not vegetarian yet the prawn were. A tasty melange of e numbers.

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  16. There's a plethora of vegetarian cookbooks which use nuts, tofu, and many other sources of protein that your girlfriend will need in order to stay healthy. I'm glad you are concerned for her health, but you may want to refrain from calling her names for the sake of your relationship. Blessings!

    http://arnoldolromero.blogspot.com/2014/06/my-summer-plans.html

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  17. The elephant is a strong and intelligent animal. although it is vegetarian.

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  18. V for vegetarian...perfect....!
    Murthy,ABCW Team.

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  19. Agreed. A vegetarian (or vegan, in my case) diet requires some planning but I believe is well worth the reduction in suffering to our fellow beings. And, it can be very healthy too. Perhaps you could suggest this web site for your girlfriend. It's a great one: http://myvega.com/team/brendan-brazier/

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  20. Idealism seems great until it's put to practice. I like your poem and the picture is clever

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  21. I used to be a vegetarian and found that there were too few choices besides soy and beans for protein. Of course, this was in the 80s... I'm now seriously considering going back because there are more choices (and I know more as well).

    The one thing I hate is when people are veg or vegan and stare at me judgmentally when I have meat in my spaghetti sauce, etc. I say, get over it... I should know, I'm married to a pastor but I NEVER preach about the joys of it!! Anyway, thanks for the food for thought (Ba-dum-bum) and keep rocking! Amy

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  22. Funny take, and the picture of the human sushi is too. - Margy

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  23. Funny:)
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/06/voyage.html

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