Mar 8, 2011

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Happy Fat Tuesday all! In case you didn't know, it's Fat Tuesday today, the final day of the Mardi Gras celebration and final day of gluttony before Ash Wednesday and Lent. So it's pretty much a day designated for complete debauchery - something I can really get behind.

 The internet tells me this about Fat Tuesday:
Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc.
Which one of those items is not like the others?

"Overturning social conventions" really stands out to me in that list as a much more dramatic act. So, I'm thinking of some social conventions to overturn. But, I'm at work today, so I'm a little short on ideas. I did nom on a piece of King Cake - I didn't get the baby (so I might need more), but that's a small start.

Although I don't really plan to participate in Fat Tuesday (mostly because of Health-a-thon 2011 and it's a random Tuesday when I should be productive - womp womp), I'm considering giving something up for Lent. This isn't a religious act, but rather more of a show of self control - an ongoing weak spot for me. I'm determined not to let certain indulgences control me.

I've already made significant headway in my effort to abandon sodas. I've also not had a cupcake since January and plan to refrain until my birthday (beginning of April). The point is, why not throw another thing on top of the list? I've recently gotten quite the high from being healthy-ish and in control and I think I need to keep the party going.

Any thoughts? Suggestions? What should I give up? Caffeine and booze are off the table.

Are you giving anything up for Lent?


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  2. I have decided to give up cursing. OMFG, it's going to be hard. See!

  3. I gave up dessert last year, and chocolate specifically the year before.

    Coffee has been on my lent list before, and oh lordy, it was hard.

  4. Yum! I love king cake! You could give something up not related to food -- maybe a bad habit or not spending frivolous money or something!

  5. I gave up chocolate once. Honestly, it was never the same again. I dont like anything chocolate that isn't dark any more.
    I hear you- not catholic so anything i give up is more of a flaunting of self control than anything else.
    I'm going to give up something but I'm not sure what either.
    I cant wait to hear what you decide so i hope you blog it to let us know.


Thanks for the comment! I"m sending you a big cuddly warm bearhug through the interwebs....



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