Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 17

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently

I was tempted to just stick another picture of The Pilot on here and call this post done but that would be a little too easy. But the more I thought about it, he really has made a huge impact on me. My mom remembers me saying after just the first couple dates with The Pilot that "he has interesting things to say." And he really does. I never know what is going to come out of his mouth! But I think what has made the biggest impact is the fact that he is a vegetarian. And I am not.

He was very open about it from the start. I asked if it was a "deal breaker" that I was not a vegetarian and didn't plan to become one. He was honest and said that he wasn't sure. Lucky for me it turned out not to be a deal breaker. But the more I got to know him and the more I understood his perspective, the more I started to think. Yes, that can be dangerous.

The Pilot doesn't feel there is a difference between a house cat or your pet dog and a cow or a chicken. They are all animals and you wouldn't eat your pet cat (unless you are an alien named ALF), would you? When I think about it that way, I don't really want to eat a hamburger either.

I'm not a vegetarian and I still don't think I ever will be, full-time at least. I would say I eat vegetarian about 4-5 days a week, which makes me a flexitarian. He accepts that and doesn't push his opinions on me but at the same time, he's opened my eyes a lot. The cow in that hamburger was not wandering around freely in a pasture before it was put on your plate like you might think. It was raised in a factory...and that is something to think about. Here are some FAQs about being a veggiesauraus.

A little Pilot with his furry "siblings."
We are putting together a video for our wedding that includes photos of the two of us growing up. I quickly realized that there was some kind of animal in the majority of his childhood photos. He loves animals of all kinds and they love him. I often call him the cat whisperer since my cats seem to like him more than they like me now. But I've notice that all animals seem drawn to him. It's probably because they can sense that he's not going to eat them.

A really little Pilot checking out a really big turkey.


  1. It's funny how much we have in common! My pilot husband is the same way as yours. I've written about it before on the blog, but really I think we're not full-on vegetarians because of the availability factor. Your husband must have a hard time being a vegetarian pilot- mine does! I think it's tough to "make it work" when there is a lack of good veggie options available sometimes.

  2. It takes a lot more planning that's for sure! Though he knows which airports have the most "veggie friendly" options, he usually takes his own food. He has a giant cooler bag that he takes so he doesn't buy food all that often.