i play guit/vox in a band called "no longer micah"

Friday, February 18, 2005

Vegetar!@#

In some circles the word "vegetarian" is like a cuss word. They think that if you mention it that it indicates you've been won over to some liberal-minded philosophy. Lately, I have been trying to get my diet to be closer and closer to vegetarian. It has little to do with ethical issues. I am the type of guy who is generally sick a lot - seems like for every show I play. I've known a bunch of vegetarians that don't seem to get sick frequently - and attribute it to vegetarianism. Also I can see that the meat-processing industry is horrible (with all the hormones, additives, etc,...). And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that we don't eat enough vegetables in America.

So I was doing pretty well. Before this week I had eaten hardly any beef in the last 2-4 weeks. Chicken, on the other hand, is much more difficult. Maybe a little less of this.

Well the great caveat is that Danielle and I had purchased 1/4 of a cow from a farmer a while ago. This meat was free from all the hormones, additives, etc... Of course that means that we have A TON of meat down in our freezer still uneaten. Being frugal like we are we can't just throw it out - so Danielle took some meat out to make some food. On Monday she made two whopping T-Bone steaks and also cooked a Beef Roast. So Monday night I ate the T-Bone steak. Tuesday at lunch I had more T-Bone steak. Wednesday eve I had some Beef Roast. This lunch I will have some more Beef Roast... Can you see where I am going?? A little too much meat!! Needles to say I am pretty much sick of meat - but eating it because I am cheap. I will be happy when the meat is gone.

On a side note - we got some vegetarian cookbooks from the library. I picked out some (Indian) recipes and we are planning to go get the ingrediants tonight so we can make them soon. I'll have to let you know how they turn out (if they do).

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Blog Name

For those of you who don't know - I'm in a band called "No Longer Micah". People always have interesting ideas for why we're named what we are. The top 3 are:

1) Did your band used to be called "Micah"?
2) Is/was one of the members in your band called Micah.
3) Are you saying you are "No Longer Like God" (because "Micah" translates to "like God")

of course none of these are correct. For the right answer see Judges 17:1-13 or visit our "hi-fi" website and go to the FAQ section of the band page. Or just post a comment and I'll answer.

But anyways - I picked the name of the blog as tounge-in-cheek. Thinking back on it though I could make it into a serious spin - it could mean something like "I am no longer what I once was" - as an illustration of the born-again experience a Christian believer has.

However you think of it - it should be easy to remember though.