The downfalls of being a Veg Derby Girl
Besides the obvious dietary hurdles I’ve been running into with getting enough protein and B-12 vitamins, I’ve found another issue I have to learn to deal with.
Being a vegetarian when it comes to Derby parties and get togethers.
I’m not sure if this is just my team, or derby wide but the girls seem to have an odd obsession with bacon. So far since I’ve been on the league I can think of one party that seemed to turn into a ’meat and bacon’ pot luck by the time the big day came. I didnt get to go to this party (no not because of what was being served, I’m not that big of an ass lol), because I had already agreed to another party but if I had I still wonder how I would have felt in the environment and not being able to try any of my teammates cooking. This is really a catch all when it comes to my life in general and parties involving food. My options are always just… limited.
My league is having its anniversary party soon and food is the topic of the day it seems. I always feel like such a downer whenever I have to chime in and remind people that I’m the odd one out when it comes to what we can get for food. Girls are throwing the ideas of BBQ, and Fajitas, and Pot Lucks, and catering. Here I am like “Hey guyz!! Hate to be a drag but dont forget about little ol’ me when you’re pricing those fajitas and pulled pork sandwiches!!” Honestly, everyone is always really nice when it comes to this, and I know I’m internalizing and no one thinks I’m a buzz kill, but whatevs.
In all reality for this anniversary party my teammates have really done an amazing job at giving us options to vote on and really having some great vegetarian selections so that I can eat too. I think it’s just always going to be me being an awkward turtle whenever I have to remind people to think of me when making team food related decisions.
….End pointless babbling.