Friday, May 23

OPRAH GOES VEGAN

OK, let's not get too excited, here. After all, this is the woman who said Howard Lyman "has just stopped me from eating another burger!" some 12 years ago, and that one didn't seem to stick.

This time, however, she's not making an absolute, permanent promise, and if anything, that's probably a good model for a lot of people. Oprah is going vegan for 21 days, and in the process exposing millions of people to the specifics of this non-mainstream lifestyle. So that right there is a positive. Whatever she decides on day 22 is gravy, so to speak. Knowing that she has the option to revert once she gets though this period may help to stick to it during that period - then there's always a chance she'll return to it afterward - who knows, maybe permanently.

UPDATE 5/28:
If nothing else, it's good to see a woman whose every word so many hang on putting out verbiage like "Wow, wow, wow! I never imagined meatless meals could be so satisfying" and I'm ever more surprised at how I don't miss anything and feel so satisfied at every meal." Let's hope she doesn't sour on this later and start channeling Rick Berman or something.

2 comments:

jd said...

"Whatever she decides on day 22 is gravy"

I bet on day 22, the only thing on her mind will be gravy... beef or chicken

jd said...

"Wow, wow, wow! I never imagined meatless meals could be so satisfying" and I'm ever more surprised at how I don't miss anything and feel so satisfied at every meal."

You sure she said this about meat and not Steadman?