I thought I'd make this a daily blog, or at least try to. Knowing my issues with committing to things that take discipline, this may fail. Ahem.
Anyway, seeing as a relatively big chunk of this blog I have planned to have is about vegetarianism, I thought I'd introduce why and for how long I've been a veggie. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... About four or five months ago, I went to a young people's Buddhist retreat, where all the food was either vegan or veggie. After I came back, feeling all spiritual and holy, and the sun was shining out of my arse, I decided to keep going with the vegetarianism. Not veganism, as I love cheese and eggs and all the products that come from them too much! I didn't realise however, that cheese can be non-vegetarian (Go figure), and only found this out after I was done being peaceful, serene, holy, etc etc. This revelation led to some serious tantrums, I can tell you. Oh, and moaning to my parents. But all was well, and we now always buy veggie cheese. Although they may have been tricking me... Sneaky little bastards. Anyway, I digress. After being veggie for as long as I have (Not long at all compared to many), I can honestly say I do not miss meat anymore. This doesn't stop it being annoying, however, when one of your friends takes a juicy sausage out of his bap and shoves it in your face. I realise now why all those people were looking at us in a strange way. Hm. I have had a couple of failings as a veggie, one being the cheese one that I detailed earlier, and one being a total accident.
Oh, as a side note, I would like to say that I'm not the sort of vegetarian who immediately doesn't like people who eat meat. I know how good meat is, and am fully aware that for many people, it is a means to survive. It's just my personal ethical choice, that I hope more people will follow, and if they don't, fine!