Dietary Experimentation


The other day the Large Fella posted a tirade on the evils of the standard American diet.

I am in the middle of reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which also has kind of put me off the agricultural-industrial complex.

So, Brandi and I were out at our favorite Indian restaurant the other night, and I got a vegan curry.

It was very nice.

Then it dawned on me:

Veganism can be an excuse to eat Indian food everyday!

Holy shit!

So, for the past 24 48 hours month or so, I’ve not had any meat, eggs, or dairy. I’ve been eating all the curry I want, and aside from horrendous (weapons-grade) flatulence, all is well.

I’m not sure how long I can keep this up. I have basically no willpower, the paint is starting to peel from the walls, and my cats won’t come out from under the bed for fear asphyxiation.

It will be interesting to see how far I can take this experiment. Maybe I’ll be a very skinny, stinky bicycler in a few months.

4 thoughts on “Dietary Experimentation

  1. Mad Taoist

    Tao Te Ching, Chapter 25 (loosely translated)

    There was something formless and perfect
    before the universe was born.
    It is tasty. Scrumptous.
    Salty. Chewy.
    Infinite. Eternally present.
    It is the mother of the universe.
    For lack of a better name,
    I call it BACON.

    It flows through all things,
    inside and outside, and returns
    to the origin of all things as poop.

    The Tao is great.
    The universe is great.
    Earth is great.
    Bacon is great.
    These are the four great powers.

  2. When Sarah and Jim Welles were on their world bike tour last year, they noticed that the biggest difference in going from a far-eastern vegetable diet to eastern european food was that they both started farting a lot more.

  3. You’ll fart a lot more than you used to, but it will subside — probably not to your meat-eating levels — when the critters that live in your large intestine grow in number. This will take a while, so try to ride out the turbulence…

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