and others chide me for wanting my own brigade of veget
arians in the 101st Fighting Keyboardists.
Everybody has to be the leader of their own band, nobody is willing to subordinate their pet interest and play along to create something bigger, better.
Upon reflection, perhaps he's right. I've been a vegetarian for 19 years, but haven't been pure at every meal. Twice it was to be polite on a business venture, and once in a 24 hour day travelling ten time zones and the only meal the plane offered me was salmon. If I can sacrifice in real life for the sake of relatively small matters, there's nothing that should prevent me from being able to say "We eat chickens for lunch", even when it's mock chicken