Vegetarian, I said.
"How long have you been a vegetarian?"
"You are noble and precious," she said.
...and I guess that's where I should end this story; it's a good punchline. But I can't help noticing that as over-the-top and utterly inaccurate those adjectives are for me... it was an hour ago and I'm still glowing.
Just a little. Nobly.