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August 16, 2008

Blogging and Vegetarianism

Filed under: blogging — by moneytolive @ 5:00 am
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In college, like many other young Americans, I stopped eating meat. Proud of my animal-friendly ways, I told other vegetarians that I had become one of them. They seemed interested and asked how long I had been vegetarian.

“Well, only a few weeks.”

“[scoff] That doesn’t count.”

[Katy feels disappointed.] 😦

This frustrated me because I intended to be a vegetarian indefinitely. Eventually I came up with this response,

“You know what. At some point, you too were a vegetarian for only 5 weeks.”

This shut up those snobby vegetarians.

What does vegetarianism have to do with blogging?

As I tell friends and acquaintances that I started a blog, many ask “How long have you been blogging?” The common response to my answer of “a few weeks” is a scoff. If a blogger says this to me, I can use my vegetarian response, “At some point you were a blogger for only a few weeks.” But unlike vegetarianism, non-bloggers (analogous to carnivores) ask me the same question.

Any ideas for a smart retort?

In case you are wondering, I am no longer a vegetarian but still love veggies! I lasted three years — part of that time I was in the meat-and-potatoes country of Hungary, where I was served a whole tomato and hunk of cheese at a fancy restaurant as the vegetarian meal. I started eating meat after running into some health problems. I had “significantly low” hemoglobin levels. With massive doses of iron and the occasional hamburger, I have tons more energy and sleep 1-2 hours less per night.


1 Comment »

  1. is this thread interesting or what?

    Comment by Hannah Taylor — August 22, 2008 @ 9:49 pm |Reply

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