I started an argument on Facebook today. I become a fan of a lot of different thinks on Facebook. Sometimes it’s for 100% fun, sometimes so people will get a better feel for who I am, sometimes it’s for coupons, etc. For example, I’m a fan of “not being stabbed repeatedly”, “Not being on fire”, “I love Coldstone”, etc. I recently became a Facebook fan of Morningstar Farms and even got some coupons from them. Today they posted a Jambalaya-Style Rice with Shrimp and Sausage recipe using their veggie sausage. The ingredients:
1 package (9 oz.) Veggie Italian Style Sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
8 oz. frozen, peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
You would have thought the earth stopped spinning. Other fans grabbed their torches and ridiculed them (Morningstar Farms) for not being 100% veggie. Chicken broth? Shrimp? Ugh.
Oh geez people. I eat meat but love Morning Star for lower calorie, reduced fat meal solutions. It's not always about YOU. Tweak the recipe to your liking. Pssssst, I bet their workers eat meat. Egads!
I couldn’t help it. It hit a nerve. The words flowed out of my brain to my fingers like, uhhhh, like diarrhea. Mmmmm, maybe more like melted delicious chocolate. Is that better? Anyway, the next 20-30 or so comments were more like arguments about vegetarians, vegan, flexatarians, pescetarians, their beliefs and definitions.
Point of the story? Yeah, uh, use torches outdoors.
Jim had a phone interview today. I seemed to have went well. Still nothing on the other positions he applied for. He’s gotten a few rejection letters but not even at a fraction of what he’s applied for.
I’ve heard back from mine. Nothing good, nothing bad. Just a hold for a few days. I have a second interview for Saturday. Wish me success. Screw the luck.
Our friends Dave, Mike, and David hosted a Windows 7 party in the evening. It was a promotion by Microsoft to advertise their new version of Windows. The party included Windows 7 paraphernalia such as napkins, totes, a puzzle, etc. Windows 7 appears to be faster and easy yet similar to Windows Vista which I already have on my laptop. Jim has XP on his laptop. I’m not sure I’ll run out for Windows 7 just yet.
That’s all I got. I’m craving farm animal right now…