When the hell did I turn into a grown up?

As some of you may recall, last year I had tried the vegetarian lifestyle briefly. It didn't go badly, but because I'm just generally don't eat enough vegetables, I decided cutting meat from my diet would be akin to starving myself.

Well dear readers, let me give you a glimpse into my diet as it exists today. I now eat read meat about once a month or less (unless I go out to eat, then I may have a burger), I have started eating oatmeal like I'm a little kid preparing for a long day of snow time on the playground, and just recently I switched from regular milk to soy milk. It's that last one that really has me in a tail-spin. I picked up a small carton at the grocer the other night, fully expecting to hate soy milk as much as I hate tofu. Tofu is, I believe, one of the most heinous food stuffs on the planet. It resembles something I have seen come out of my children from both ends at one time or another and tastes sort of like moldy cardboard. That being said...I LOVE the soy milk. Not sure how that works out in the Grand Scheme of Things, but there you have it.

All of this has led me to the inevitable conclusion that at some point in time I have turned into a grown up, or at least a reasonable facsimile there of. I'm not sure if I am pleased by this discovery as I kind of thought I was a little like Peter Pan, only with out the weird tights. I shall ponder this and perhaps eat a candy bar. If only to prove that I can.

(Please note: Stupid Blogger is being stupid and I can't spell check. This makes me angry and I'm to lazy to copy paste tonight. Forgive my horrid spelling)


Ian Thomas Healy said...

I rarely if ever drink milk anymore - it may be because I'm slightly lactose-intolerant (I think - I don't actually know that). I have heard so many good things about soy milk though that I may have to break down and try it. Ugh. Gettin' old blows ass. Let's go act like teenagers or something.


super des said...

I just want to point out that yes, tofu and soy milk are made from the same thing, but so is soy sauce. They all taste very different.
And tofu is only good if it's mariniated and cooked with something yummy. It's definitely not something you just eat.

Of course, I don't really like tofu either, but for some reason I feel the need to defend it. I guess it's my veggie duty.

jessabean said...

The bf got me to try a tiny bite of yellow bell pepper a few weeks ago, and I thought he was going to shit his pants when I told him that no, I wasn't going to vomit or shrivel up and die from the horrible taste. It wasn't so bad...as long as it is drenched in ranch dressing, of course. :)

Whiskeymarie said...

I love all of the fake meat products (tofu, tempeh, etc...) but I love meat too.
And I drink both soy and regular milk- go figure.

Probably indicative of my refusal to grow up.