Thursday, January 31, 2008

Unimpressed

I have put Part A of Plan B in action for celebrating G’s birthday. I then spoke to a couple of colleagues who gave me some suggestions for venues for Part B of Plan B and hopefully I will have that sorted by the end of the week. I haven’t actually told G what the plan is... *gulp*

The other night G, who is already a vegetarian, said about thinking becoming a vegan. I am generally fairly laid back and think it is up to other people how they choose to live their life, but as it turns out I was soooooooooooooo unimpressed. In the time we have been going out G has gone from a carnivore to a vegetarian and is now considering becoming a vegan. I said that it is up to G to decide but seeing as it would affect what I ate as well (and I am a carnivore) that I was not very happy about this. It’s not that G objects to me eating meat, but practically speaking when we see each other I prepare a meal for both of us rather than a different one for each of us, so basically when we see each other I don’t eat meat. I’m not some slave to meat, but I like to have the choice and I think I was annoyed because G becoming a vegan would take away my choices. I would never expect anyone to eat anything that they didn’t want to but I will eat pretty much anything and yet there are lots of things I don’t make (including my very nice lasagne) because G doesn’t eat meat. So basically I don’t get to eat the things that I *do* want – and with a vegan diet that would be even more limited. I was really unimpressed. Can you tell? Anyway G sent me an e-mail yesterday which said “How are you? I’m just on my third bacon sandwich of the morning”. This was, of course, a complete lie but it did help me to find my sense of humour again.

6 comments:

Spudgy said...

I used to know a family that were 'vegans'....wasn't impressed with their food at all and would always come home hungry after dinner at theirs!! I say let him do his own thing and you make the dinners you want for you.

the vicious chicken said...

I laughed out loud when I read what G put in that e-mail - very funny :o) I always thought that veganism would be quite limited, too... but hopefully it won't make things too difficult for you if G does go that way.
VCxx

Random Reflections said...

spudgy + VC - hopefully I won't have to see how a carnivore and a vegan inter-relate.

I work with someone who is vegetarian and I was talking to him about this today and he said the 6 months he was a vegan were the most boring food moment of his life...

Lemonpillows said...

oh my - if G is a recent vegetarian convert, then you have SO much to learn!! Protein, protein, protein. That's where the adventure is.. Chinese supermarkets sell the most bizarre and amazing things made of soy! Vegetarian snails and vegetarian duck bits.

Go for 'releat' mince rather than quorn. But go for Quorn pieces. Pick Tescos burgers over quorn, but Linda Mcartney sausages.

Vegan can be interesting as long as you get your protein somewhere. Not a big fan as I love my cheese too much and I'd REALLY miss chocolate. But if you like dark chocolate, then you're sorted. And you CAN get vegan cheese stuff. Holland and Barrett is usually a good place to look.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Never use the bathroom after a vegan.

Random Reflections said...

lemonpillows - Variety is the spice of life but this seems to be lacking at the moment! How can it be cheese though - it hasn't got any dairy in it?! I'm hoping I won't have to learn about a vegan diet though...

LKSN - Thanks for the tip. I don't think G needs a vegan diet for that...