Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Happy New Year Birthday Ash Wednesday

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Now run out there and grab a piece of this lovely lady's birthday cake. But don't eat it! It's Lent and eating sweets during Lent makes Jesus cry.

So Happy New Birth Ash Day!!

NB: It's tradition on Chinese New Year for married people to give red envelopes with money in them to their single friends and family members.

I'm single.

I'm just saying.


So for Lent this year, I'm giving up my usual. Sodas. Alcohol. Sweets. Sex. Sadly, the only thing I tend to miss during the forty days is the soda. I was tempted to give up TV, but then I realized that a truly merciful God wouldn't want me to give up Buffy reruns and cooking shows.

So any of you good and faithful people of Christ planning to give up some vices for Lent?

UPDATE: Well, I already broke one of my Lenten promises. And before you sickos ask if I rubbed one off in the men's room, it wasn't that. I had a donut.

This is still better than the Lent where I had given up soft drinks, but drank my morning Dr. Pepper without realizing that it was Ash Wednesday, not Mardi Gras.

Anyway, keeping three out of four Lenten promises is still pretty good.

13 comments:

Sherry said...

Me?? Vices?? Hah.

Zenchick said...

Many thanks, my favorite gay rugby player!
(and, if one happens NOT to be giving up sweets for lent...or if one, is say, Jewish...grab a piece of that cake!)

palochi said...

I'll take some cake and eat it too. Yum.

About ten years ago, I decided to give up Lent for Lent. It's worked fairly well for me ever since. And I do plenty of things that I'm sure makes Jee-bus cry a lot.

Jess said...

Let me say that I have never broken a Lenten promise. :)

Alan said...

I'm giving up moderation and abstinence for lent ... also giving up sarcasm.

Last year I gave up eating bugs, and I've stuck with it all year!

Zeitzeuge said...

Hmm, I've never given anything up for Lent.

I like it better that way. ;)

crumblord said...

Two things: one, stick to your guns with giving up soda. And don't go to diet, that's worse. Soda is evil.

And two, what's with the phrase "rub one off?" I've heard so many people use it and I've never heard it before. Have I been encased in amber? Am I a fossil?

Don't ask where I heard it, I just did, okay?

crumblord said...

Two things: one, stick to your guns with giving up soda. And don't go to diet, that's worse. Soda is evil.

And two, what's with the phrase "rub one off?" I've heard so many people use it and I've never heard it before. Have I been encased in amber? Am I a fossil?

Don't ask where I heard it, I just did, okay?

crumblord said...

Blogger was being weird with me. I don't always repeat myself like that.

I don't always repeat myself like that.

I don't always repeat myself like that.

I don't always repeat myself like that.Okay, slap me.

palochi said...

*slap*

*slap*

*slap*

Matthew said...

I thought about giving up socks...but decided my self-respect was indeed the best route to take.

Knottyboy said...

Jesus does a lot of schvitzing when it comes to food. Are you sure she's not a reincarnation of Karen Carpenter in drag? Seems a shame to waste such lovely confection and baked goods.

God of Biscuits said...

I think we should just call it "Crash Wednesday" from now on.

I think Lent would turn out a liiiiiittle bit different, don't you?