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.