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Just in case the Mayans are right and the world is about to end tomorrow, I decided to allow myself my favorite meal today, so for lunch, I had 1/4 Chicken, Chips & Gravy (leg section of course).  A last meal if you will.  We all have favorite meals.. My favorite take away is that.. My favorite pub meal is Crumbed Lamb Cutlets with Gravy.  My favorite home meal is Roast Pork with gravy.  Are you getting the theme here….  I like gravy.

When I say I prefer the leg section, basically what I mean is, I prefer the thigh.  The drumstick is a nothing piece of meat as far as I’m concerned.  So, as I sat, chewing on the drumstick, as I had already finished the thigh, it made me stop for a moment and think about the anatomy of a chicken.  I know some prefer the breast but I don’t.. In fact, I find it dry and boring.  A bit bland in flavour.  The thigh is a much nicer cut of meat.  But I do like the wing and not so much the drumstick.

So here’s my dilemma.. why can’t they grow chickens with the wing on the thigh and the drumstick on the breast? That way, next time I order 1/4 chicken chips and gravy (that is, if I can after tomorrow,  the Mayans may be right) I could have both my favorite parts of the chicken.  My son on the other hand, prefers the drumstick and breast, so I’m figuring there must be some sort of correlation here between the cuts of meat.  It would be a win win situation right round.. In my opinion all the best parts of the chicken would be in the section I wanted and he could have his favorites too without us having to swap them around.

While I’m on the subject of chicken… why is it that KFC only seems to produce chickens with wings and drumsticks.. they seem to be the only pieces they give you.  And don’t get me started on the pickle in a McDonald’s burger..   Does ANYONE ever eat them? But I digress.. I wasn’t talking about plastic food..

So back to chooks.. the roosters plumage is stunningly remarkable where most garden variety type hens are pretty bland, dressed in plain old white feathers and looking a bit drab around the beak. The rooster has to wake up so early of a morning to groom himself for the day, then starts crowing about it as if he’s done something spectacular.  Pffttt.. lay a couple of eggs and see how perfect you look afterwards fella!! I bet you don’t look quite so fresh at 5am then….

So anyway, it made me wonder why female birds are generally the ones with less color and showiness yet,  women have to be the ones to dress up, shave legs, put make up on etc. Why are we the only species where the woman has to be the one who has to look good.  Why can’t it be consistent in the human species too?  The peacock is by far more beautiful to look at than the peahen..

And lets not forget Leo the lion.  The female lion is very plain looking really, while the male lion is bold, glamorous with a head of hair framing his handsome face that Farrah Fawcett herself would have been envious of.  Now that head of hair, not to mention his magnificent tail, must take some grooming but I guess while he’s busy being king of the jungle, he’s got the time to groom  while everyone else around him does this bidding, for fear of death.

The poor lady lion is too busy rounding up her lion cubs, getting them ready for school, catching, cooking and cleaning up the dinner, attending PTA meetings, running the kids around for their gazelle chasing lessons and teaching them classic tunes like Hakuna Matata, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and other liony songs from the Lion King and Jungle Book.  She doesn’t have time to groom her long golden locks, so she sports the funky Annie Lennox type look and keeps it simple.  That’s sensible.

That’s why in the animal kingdom, they rule.. they have their priorities right.  So, why is it, that as heavily evolved and superior as we are, do the females of the human race have to be the ones to make themselves look stunning as well as do all the other stuff we have to do? Why do we have to pull, primp, perfume, paint, pluck, perm and pretty up, when the male of our species just generally throws on the clothes we laid out for him, has a quick shave, runs a comb through his hair (if he has any) and he’s ready, tapping his foot, waiting  for his female counterpart to finish getting herself and the rugrats ready?  I think we need to take some lessons from the animal kingdom.

As an aside, while we’re talking about things that just don’t make sense…. let’s look at the letter W….. why is it called double U … when in actual fact, it’s two V’s put together..  Who made up that dumb rule?  The English language can be particularly stupid.  I mean.. when i transport something by car.. its called a shipment.. but when  it comes by ship.. its called cargo… stupid?? I think so. and why do feet smell but your nose runs? We call night time… after dark… yet really, it’s after daylight.

You get the gist of what I’m saying.. Some things are stupid!  So I’ll leave you with a little something I found a while ago and liked.. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,wouldn’t it make sense that electricians should be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?  Think about it…

Happy Pondering…. Livvy 🙂

This time, we didn't forget the gravy