First of all, I’d like to apologize for how long it’s been since yours truly snuck in here to write something. Truth is, I’ve been expanding my horizons a bit and got a new coffee maker that isn’t turning itself on when it’s supposed to, so I end up sleeping through the mornings. Anyways, I’m still piercing, still observing life, and yes, they’re still ‘hangin’ just as they should. What brings me in your face today is some observations I’ve made that began as an argument with my girlfriend and ended up with me going out and buying a pair of new ear plugs. How’s that work, you ask? Let me tell you …
There’s nothing worse to me than a hypocrite. (If you don’t know what that word means, you can skip this article and go back to looking at the pictures, cause I ain’t hyper-linking it to a dictionary site or telling you!) Anyways, my girlfriend and I were at a mall and we were going to get burgers for lunch. Out of nowhere, she decides she is a vegetarian and wants a ‘veggie burger’. Are you kidding me? This chick is 27 years old and I’ve been with her (on and off) for 6 years now, and suddenly she decides she’s a vegetarian? She tried to explain to me that she saw some show on cable that showed how they kill the cows and she didn’t think it was nice, so now she tells me she’s not ‘contributing’ to this terrible industry. I tried explaining to her that even if she never ate meat again that cows would continue to be raised and killed, and eaten as food. I wasn’t getting through. So I took her to a shop that had body jewelry and found a pair of resin ear plugs with scorpions in them (see pic) and asked her if she felt bad about the two scorpions that gave their lives for these ear plugs. She said bugs were different, and they didn’t count. I asked her how that could be, and reminded her that bugs are born, eat, react to danger, mate, raise their young and then die, just like us and the animals. So why don’t they count too? She thought long and hard and after a few minutes told me that killing bugs was not bad because bugs secretly plan to rule the planet one day and are just waiting for the ‘signal’ to take us over. I asked her where in the world she got that b.s. from and she told me she saw it in a move called Starship Troopers. (I have to admit, I saw that movie to and despite some cheesy acting and cheap effects shots, the thought of the human race being relegated to working the dung heaps of giant bugs bothered me a bit, and still does.) I didn’t say anything as she ate her veggie burger, but I did buy the bug plugs and vowed to be more careful with the little critters from here on out, just in case she’s right.
That’s all I got for now,