thing 1: to celebrate my mom FINALLY selling her house (after being on the market since Jan 2007) brian and i took her to longhorn steakhouse last night, at her request. i never noticed this before, but at the top of the menu above the steaks, it says something about the meat being from 'midwestern corn-fed' cattle. i suppose they mean it to evoke warm fuzzy feelings, but it just made me picture these sad cows standing in mud, eating corn from a trough. i think i've been reading too many books by michael pollan.
thing 2: PETA asked ben and jerry's to use human breast milk instead of cow's milk. they declined. as much as i can appreciate and respect animal rights, the thought of human breast milk in my ice cream kind of grosses me out. interesting side fact: humans are the only animals that consume milk after infancy.