If he says he’s got beef, that I’m a vegetarian

Sometimes I like to try things simply to try it; usually just to see if I can. This can be a good way to push myself out of a comfort zone. In this case, it’s vegetarianism.

I have absolutely no ethical, moral or religious objections to eating meat. In terms of the food chain, it’s only natural – not to mention delicious. (However, I do have a major objection to the mistreatment of animals that are raised for food.)

Being a temporary vegetarian is just something that I wanted to try (or in this case, try again.)

Testable hypothesis

One of the few things that I remember from science class is that a good hypothesis should always be testable, which either produces similar results or counter evidence. This is me retesting (an imaginary) hypothesis.

In college I wanted to try to be a vegetarian for three months (a randomly selected amount of time). I was successful for maybe a month before giving into the temptation of delicious animal flesh.

At the time I blamed my roommates for flaunting fast food Sirens around me, but truth be told, my willpower eventually caved. Since I was able to make it a month, that seemed like a good amount of time to try again.

The exception

There is one exception—Thanksgiving.

Unless you are Canadian, Thanksgiving falls in November, and that seems like an idiotic time to test my self-imposed-dieting willpower. I also happen to really like turkey, which is why I’m not even going to try to abstain from my carnivorous tendencies on that day.

If I can make it the whole month otherwise, then one day really isn’t that bad.

Lacto-ovo vegetarian

Technically, the type of vegetarianism I’m going to try is lacto-ovo vegetarianism, which is a cool sounding term that basically means the only animal products that I can eat are eggs, dairy and honey. I’m willing to part with some types of food for a good experiment, but cheese is not one of them.

I’ve successfully made it through a day and a half, which simultaneously makes me hopeful and realize this could be a long month (or a short experiment.)


In the more you know category, this title is a partial lyric from 3OH!3’s Don’t Trust Me, which might make more sense in context:

You tell your boyfriend, if he says he’s got beef that I’m a vegetarian and I ain’t fucking scared of him. metro lyrics