It’s my birthday today. As a gift, we received a super snowstorm and six of us made it to work (of about 30 in the department). Not quite sure how I’m getting home… it’s supposed to keep snowing all day. Since so many people stayed home today, though, the roads were mostly empty. It’s not so bad if you’re driving 25 mph with 4wd.

This is also the six month anniversary of my going vegetarian. No, Matt, I’m not having soy-duck and soy-salad for dinner. Because of the snow, we’re staying in (I wanted Towering Eggplant at Scholar’s Inn). I think General Tso’s Tofu is on the menu instead!

Here is what I’m happy about:

In 183.71 days, you have saved:
0.0691 cows
15.173 chickens
0.1685 pigs
0.5057 turkeys
0.0404 ducks
28.660 fish

Total: 44.618 animals

This comes from a veg*n calculator, and is discussed a bit here.

Some light reading on environmental reasons for vegetarianism, for those of you who aren’t as swayed by the animal part:

Vegetarian is the New Prius

A Few More ‘Inconvenient Truths’

3 thoughts on “Milestones

  1. In 43.801 days, you have saved:
    0.0164 cows
    3.6176 chickens
    0.0401 pigs
    0.1205 turkeys
    0.0096 ducks
    6.8333 fish

    Total: 10.637 animals
    Thank you

    Actually, it’s more like about 15 chickens, as I used to buy 1-2 weekly.

    I’m not totally meat-free like you (I can only aspire to such greatness), but I still feel like I’m doing something to help.

    Congratulations on your accomplishment!

  2. I am not sure why this site came up but I was somewhat in shock when i started reading- Hi my name is amy and today is my birthday- being my name is also amy and today is also my birthday!!! I know this has nothing to do with your website but I just felt compelled to let you know. If you are interested, my email address is included above.

  3. Since I had those two bites of your soy turkey at Thanksgiving I entered it into the calculator. I saved 0.0000014 turkeys! Unfortunately I ate about 7 pounds of real turkey right after that so I guess I’m in the negatives now. Sorry. Happy birthday, Sis! I want that new flemish giant you have! She’s cute.

    P.S. – My dog barked again last night (only the 5th time since we’ve had him). He’s learning to play and he was all wound up and barked a bit. It’s loud and deep!

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