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Holidays for the Vegetarian

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I’ve been a vegetarian for about a year and a half now, and reduced my meat intake for a couple years before that. This wasn’t a complicated or difficult process, despite what some people seem to think. The most difficult part of being a vegetarian (at least for me) is dealing with situations that arise when one is with friends and family who aren’t also veg*n. Since I’m fresh off the holidays and have spent the past six days with family, none of whom are veg*n, I wanted to share just a few situations that can be tricky to deal with. But first, a few definitions, just so we’re clear:

Vegetarian: A person who does not eat meat. Vegan: A person who does not eat or otherwise use any animal products (e.g., dairy milk, eggs, honey, leather, cosmetic products tested on animals). Veg*n: A catch-all term used to refer to people who are either vegetarian or vegan, or something similar. The Questions

As I said, none of my family is veg*n. I am alright with this; I view moral issues (especially ones concerning diet) as personal choices that must be made by an individual. I am not here to judge, just to follow my own personal standard of ethics. But that can make for some situations that get tricky or somewhat frustrating. For instance, almost invariably, the first question a veg*n gets asked when they mention that they are veg*n is some variant of this: “What do…Continue Reading


If there’s one thing that 90% of the people in the world like, it has to be comics. I’m a big fan of comics, but I’m a little bit picky when it comes to reading them. Our local paper is pretty good, having comics every day, and three pages worth on Saturdays, but most of those aren’t the greatest comics. I have to say that one the worst comics I’ve ever read is For Better or For Worse. It’s definitely on the “for worse” end of the scale. Approximately one out of four or five strips is funny, and the rest expand on the big story leading up to the joke. It’s more of a soap opera or a comic book than anything else, but a comic book split up over five or six days.

But enough about horrible comics. There’s just too many out there to talk about all of them. I don’t usually read the comics in the paper too much anymore. I’m more into the online comics now. Right now I have three bookmarked that I check daily. One of these is Dilbert. Dilbert has to be one of the funniest comics out there. It’s got the aspect of sarcasm in there, packaged up in the most odd locations. The situations are usually so subtle and ordinary, and yet the sarcasm added in just makes it hilarious. I can’t describe it much more because of my lack of vocabulary, but let’s just say that sarcasm has…Continue Reading