Monday, July 5, 2010

The Unreachable

As president of my school's Club Earth, I am expected to live up to certain expectations: recycle my paper, drink out of an aluminum water bottle, turn off the sink while brushing my teeth.

And be a vegetarian.

But while I think the concept is great, beneficial, and healthy, it seems unreachable. Because somethings are just too yummy. Because I've always eaten meat. Because I'm Cuban.

But most importantly, because there's BACON.

Yes, bacon. The heavenly strips that await you on the morning of a standardized test day. It tops off an egg sandwich, a cheeseburger, a baked potato--it makes everything better.

If I didn't have bacon in my life, I just wouldn't be as happy. I'd drool over my friend's plate and regret my lifestyle choice. I'd crack and have a slice (or 5).

The way I see it, I'm saving the word vegetarian from having a bad reputation.

Plus, who likes a vegetarian that's weak? No one.

Especially not me.


  1. LOL
    Fake bacon does the trick if you're really committed! The taste is close to the real thing without all that gross drippy grease.
    Morningstar Farms is a good brand (freezer section close to breakfast food)
    Check them out at

  2. Haha, it's so funny to hear a totally different perspective. My family is Hindu, so we don't eat any beef or pork items. I haven't eaten these things my entire life, so even the smell of bacon and pepperoni and hotdogs and hamburgers can be a little nauseating.

  3. This made me laugh. But i agree, even though I'd love to be a vegetarian I could never do it because of the way my family eats.