Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Flexitarianism, and the Best Job in the World

I have finally found a name for what I am.

A FLEXITARIAN is one who usually leans vegetarian, but occasionally eats meat. You may remember that several articles lately have really turned me off of eating a lot of meat, both for health and environmental reasons. Beef, in particular, is no longer going to be part of my diet. But cutting out meat entirely does not seem a good solution, particularly since my amazing husband cooks dinner almost every night and is a rampant carnivore:)

So what's a girl to do? Flexitarianism seems an excellent solution. Plus I get to eat tasty fish- Omega 3's galore!

Secondly, you may have seen this bouncing around the internet, but there is currently a mad dash to get the "best job in the world", Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

You get paid $100,000 US dollars and free housing to live in a 3-bedroom house on an island off the coast of Australia and basically hang out there, reporting what happens to the Tourism Board through blogs and videos you make. Truly a dream!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I can't believe I didn't tell you about flexitarianism before! I've been flexing (yes, that's what I call it...and I use it like a verb) for about 6 months now.

I eat meat when it's socially annoying to not eat meat or when I think I'm running low on iron. But welcome to the flexing world! I love it!

And it's not as annoying as going full veggie because you don't have to really explain it to your grandma or be the crazy person at a BBQ or something. It's a great way to move that direction while still surviving in a meat intensive state like Texas! :-)