so we have this new deal
Running and health is very important to Chris.
Animals are very important to me. (I've probably never mentioned that before. Surprise!)
Chris has long told me that if I become Catholic, he'll go vegetarian. I said, um, that's impossible.. that's like me saying that he would have to BELIEVE eating meat is WRONG. I can ask him to stop eating meat, yes, but one cannot request that another person changes their beliefs; it's impossible.
So I tried to make a deal the other day with him. If he stopped eating meat, I would go with him to mass every time he went. That's EVERY WEEK, folks. He said, naw.... but! If I would go running with him on a REGULAR basis, then he would stop eating meat.
We drew up a little contract (no lawyers this time) as he has a habit of renegotiating things after the fact and it drives me nuts. The deal is I run 3x per week with him. 2x min. if I have something going on or get sick or whatever. His side is that he doesn't eat meat. He gets to eat fish and I make an exception for chicken dumplings as I don't know if he could live without them. They may be pork. Whatever.
We've been doing this for, um, 2-3 weeks now. So far, so good. I had a friend in town all last week and we were gone most evenings so I only did two runs with him... the second at 10 pm on Saturday night. He's like, you're cutting it close!! :D "Don't make me eat meat!"
OK, so why did I think to bring this up?
That's a video that is freaking adorable featuring a lamb. And my thought is... WHO THE HELL WANTS TO EAT A LAMB?! Yet people do all the time.
Now my husband isn't one of them. :)