It’s pronounced chi-POHT-lay

It was only the first Friday in the month that I claimed I wouldn’t eat out for lunch, but there I was, sitting at the Chipotle counter happily eating my barbacoa burrito (which I could barely finish for some reason). At least I have a legitimate excuse, or at least a personally-justifiable one, for not driving home for lunch – my truck was in the shop. Impending $300 windshield replacement cost and my false claims aside, the point is that Chipotle Mexican Grill is fucking magnificent.

It’s the end of the world as we know it

December 21, 2012—the big day, right? Maybe. Maybe not. However, for the sake of my next questions, let’s pretend it is. If you knew you had two years until the world ceased to exist, what would you do?

How the real world stole Christmas

Here’s the deal: I don’t like Christmas. And now is when you give me the omg-he-just-kicked-a-puppy-look. That’s right, I don’t like Christmas. I don’t like Christmas music, I don’t like Christmas decorations, I don’t like Christmas food, I don’t like Christmas commercials and I certainly don’t like Christmas shopping.

Plight of the modern vegetarian

My one month (25 days) of experimental vegetarianism* is over, and I couldn’t be happier. For me it comes down to one simple, hard-to-overcome obstacle – lifestyle. The sad truth is that I eat out way too much. Trying to navigate a vegetarian diet in modern fast food is rather difficult, and seldom satisfying.

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.)

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