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So my parents like to know just about everything. They would probably like to know everything but hey, yeah, too bad old people. lol I of course let them know about upcoming vegan swap. Especially if by describing the yummy stuff I have planned to make I can convince them to eat less processed foods too so I can keep them around a little longer. But they're old and well...ditzy.

Last night Mom was telling me about how they went to Ma Wilson's. Well, the real name of the place is Mom Wilson's Country Sausage. We've gone there for years and they have the BEST pickles. They also used to have yummy cracked corn and amazing super sticky popcorn balls. But what they're obviously really known for is their sausage and other pork products which granted, are pretty delicious. Last night she was telling me that their souse wasn't ready yet. She was alluding to the fact that she might want to try to send me some but I reminded her that after the beginning of the year, I won't be eating it. Souse...if you're not up on it is also called head cheese made from parts of the pig and stuck together with aspic.

Even though we've had the conversations that I won't be doing eggs, or dairy, evidently it didn't sink in that I wouldn't be eating meat...of any kind. She was all shocked and was asking me what I would even be able to eeeeeat. Uh...veggies? Grains? Pasta? Rice? Beans? Seeds? Nuts? Fruit? Basically allll kinds of stuff I already love that doesn't happen to be meat. Not rocket surgery. It's no big deal so fret not.

I'm sure in January, coworker Elaine is going to get the vapors because I won't be ordering pizza with her. Considering that she drives me up the wall when it comes to ordering lunch with her, I'm glad to have the reason not to order pizza (not like she's going to get it sans cheese). But I predict that she'll be putting on a performance worthy of needing a fainting couch because of how HAWWWAD it would be FOR HER if she had to try to give up meat or dairy. Yeah, not about you, babe. Hell, she acts like a dumbass when you even suggest ordering food  from some place with any semblance of health regardless of whether it has meat or not. It's like she has some sort of childish stubborn streak. It's also why she still looks like she's 9 months pregnant several years after her last child (no, really. Someone asked her the other day when she was due). She also still has an abdominal hernia after getting it surgically repaired. Gurl, don't worry about what I'm eating. Worry about what you are.

But I don't get it. I'm not preaching and I won't. (Ok, I would like the parents to eat a bit better but unless I'm there, I can only have so much impact). Why does it mean jack squat to you that I'll be all about the veg? I don't get it.



Dec. 7th, 2018 12:47 pm (UTC)
Can't say I've met any rabid pickletarians. ;)

Well, I'd be getting vitamin C from the vinegar so I wouldn't get scurvy! lol
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but the salt would do you in :(

My friend really likes dill pickles - he would have a big one with his sandwich for lunch. Then he got gout - seriously - and his doctor said "cut out the salt" - and he can't have pickles any more.
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:32 pm (UTC)
Eeep :(

My bro's dad has gout, very painful :(
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:36 pm (UTC)
My brother gets gout. Evidently he's lost a bunch of weight and it's much better.
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:32 pm (UTC)

Gotta watch out for that scurvy :P

Dec. 7th, 2018 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re: pickletarians!!
Dec. 7th, 2018 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: pickletarians!!