I’ve been vegetarian for just over a year now…not a difficult adjustment at all, by the way. It’s only difficult socially, but that’s more because I am also gluten-free (by necessity). A girl I go to church with asked me over for dinner and I almost had a heart attack—not sure yet how to gracefully accept invitations without feeling like I’m a burden. Also, there seems to be a lot of assumptions made about vegetarians. I told one of my co-workers and literally the next sentence out of his mouth (in an attempt to relate) was, “I almost joined the peace corps.” Is that funny? I thought it was funny.
I’m constantly trying to figure out how to confess my vegetarianism, which I only do when the need arises. It can be such a heated topic, although I personally feel no deep passion about it—I mean in terms of spreading the good word of vegetarianism. I don’t know if it’s ideal, but I know it’s ideal for me right now and a lot of thought went into the decision. So that’s that. I’m veg. And it’s nice to have it out on the world wide web.
While I’m at it, I wanted to confess something else. When I was in elementary I attended a birthday party and cheated on a game so that I could win a jar of malted milk balls. I still feel horrible about it. Horrible. To all of my elementary playmates, if you’re out there, know that I am deeply sorry. Know also that bad things have been restored to me because now I can’t even eat malted milk balls due to the gluten thing I mentioned earlier.
And while I’m still at it…on the topic of food…I’ve had two friends ask me in the last two weeks what is the difference between cold caffeine and hot caffeine. They are attempting to understand the LDS Word of Wisdom. I don’t think there is a difference, but certainly a lot of people do. Can someone help me get to the bottom of this?