7:00 AM ~ So I am spending Black Friday doing not even one thing that I don't really feel like doing. Of course this will mean that I don't venture out of the hollow for at least 24 hours until at least the first portion of the Western madness also known as the Extreme Worship of Retail has settled down.
Reality. Not entertainment, not "no animals were harmed in the making of this film" stuff. This was reality TV only the reality was the horrific life of the factory farmed animal. Other instances were looked upon as well but the food chain and our disconnectedness from it was my main focus.
It got my mind whirling further into my own life. I have been a vegetarian in the past. Also a vegan. Although even at the time I defined myself as a junk food vegetarian or vegan. LOL. As most know, hating food prep is a major part of my existence. Ease of eating is important because I just have no damn time for it. Now, I could work food prep into my day and have before (more on that soon) but it is just NOT my nature. When I became a vegetarian in college, it was the easiest thing I had ever decided to do. I later went all the way to vegan and again, not hard for me at all. I was living alone, in a mindset of learning and surrounded by passionate people and mindsets. I never ate much meat, even as a child. I just didn't miss it at all. When I started weight lifting seriously again (after probably a five year break and doing other forms of training) I fell back into the protein mindset. Mostly I ate chicken for meat because at the time we could not afford grass fed beef and the beef from Aldi smelled funny to me. LOL. Over the next couple years I ate so much chicken that I was growing sick of it anyway. And then we watched Food, Inc. I haven't eaten chicken since that day, save for a couple of instances of a real, local (as in just down the road where chickens peck the ground with their still intact beaks) whole chicken.
So, basically my feeling is that like most people sometimes I need shocked back into myself. And I suppose that is partially what my documentary Friday was about. As one of the people featured in Vegucated said,