I stopped eating red meat in seventh grade (I know, so California) because I had a bet with a friend about who could last the longest without eating it. I lasted seven years, so I am pretty sure I won? I guess if I really wanted to know I could write her a Facebook note that was like:
Hey! I know I haven’t seen or tried to make contact with you since we were in middle school, BUT remember when we made that bet during science class to see who could last the longest w/o eating red meat? No big deal *hair flip*, but I lasted seven years. How long did you last?
p.s. I hope your life is awesome and I hope you don’t find this message incredibly awkward. LOL.
I started eating red meat again when I moved to a different country where eating like Dawn from the Babysitter’s Club books was nearly impossible and ridiculously expensive. Can we talk about how there is a successful book series about girls who really like to babysit, be dramatic and do pretty much nothing else? Why was that a thing?Anyways, I started eating red meat dishes that were “cultural” as a half-assed justification to my new eating habits. Let’s just say I just got a cultural pork bun in China Town in San Francisco, and it was hella delicious. I kinda hope to go back to not eating red meat because of the environmental implications of it/I am still pretty Berkeley-washed and feel insanely guilty about eating it. Sometimes you just can’t shake the Berkeley.
I am also a bit obsessed with people who have really strange eating habits. I know a girl who eats meat, but she doesn’t eat grain because she thinks vegetarians have too narrow a view of what life is because there are thousands of microorganisms in the top layer of soil. I think she has the weirdest eating habits of anyone I know, and I can respect that. I feel like it would be cool to have one insanely irrational eating habit just to be “thought provoking.” You know, eating as performance art because I am kind of pretentious and because I don’t think not liking potatoes will be enough to bring me to that level. Feel free to leave your ideas below :).