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Ash Wednesday

I'm not Catholic. Never have been. But I've often thought participating in Lent would be fun, just to see if I can; like hiking up a mountain, but without all that work. What if, instead of giving something up for Lent, I take something up then give it up in the end? The biggest problem with this is that I can't really think of anything I want to do for forty days. My ideas are all either really bad for me, unfeasable, or unappealing.


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Mar. 2nd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
That's an idea, but I don't think I have the time.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
Save it for Wanksgiving.
Mar. 1st, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
every year for lent I give up being Catholic.

try painting...or riding your bike to work (if thats not possible then ride everyday when you get home). Go hang out with the kids in the Warhammer store in the mall and learn how to play. Watch a movie you've never seen every day.

I like your idea of starting something and then dropping it.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
I've been planning to ride my bike to work anyway, and I have no intention of stopping in the very nicest part of spring.

With painting, I fear I might just end up hating myself, seeing as I hate most artists. In order not to hate myself, I could never take my art too seriously, but then it would suck. A dilemma I should probably just avoid altogether.

I like your movie idea, though. Forty movies I haven't seen... hm. I'm sure I could come up with a list no problem. I'd just have to get my hands on them.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Might I introduce you to my friend Ebay.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
I'm more likely to go to Scarecrow, spend less on movies I'd get faster and more reliably.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 07:55 am (UTC)
so you're saying my art sucks. Waaaaah! *crawls into a hole and never ever leaves*
Mar. 2nd, 2006 07:56 am (UTC)
Also, the movie thing is an excellent idea. I'll totally toddle around Scarecrow with you sometime, if you want!
Mar. 2nd, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Actually my church tells us to either give something up or take something on...
here are some suggestions I remember the pastor saying:
Writing letters to inmates
Writing letters to soldiers
Attend different churches and get a better perspective of different denominations
Go to meetings/clubs you wouldn't normally go to
Going to the homeless shelters and helping out
Going to the animal shelters and playing with animals
Baking cookies for prisons or old people
visiting nursing homes
Plant things (community service orriented)
pick up garbage

not as exciting as some people's suggestions, but these are a few legitimate ideas.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
You could make a serious habit of popping bubble wrap.

You could take up senseless lying.

You could always claim you've given up something like Coleslaw for Lent...and make a BIG fucking deal about it.

Schmuck: "Hey, you wanna go to McDonalds with me for lunch?"
You: "McDonalds? I dunno...do they put coleslaw in their burgers?"
Schmuck: (Blank Stare)
You: (Obvious) "'Cause I'm not eating coleslaw."
Schmuck: (Blank)
You: "It's a religious thing."
You: "You wouldn't understand."
Mar. 2nd, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
Have I told you, Shari's is the only place I will not order a Reuben sandwich. They put coleslaw on it instead of sauerkraut. I asked the waiter there if they really put coleslaw on it, he said yes, then looked at me like I was retarded when I asked if they had sauerkraut they could substitute.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Take up script writing, then give it up to pursue your dream of directing.
Mar. 5th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
How about we do that for the Validation Day season?
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