Monday, March 7, 2011

Faux Lent

I'm not Catholic so I feel weird making an announcement that I am going to give something up for Lent. My friend Mayra, who is Catholic, said she isn't offended that I want to participate in Lent so that means I'm safe. Thanks Mayra. I've been thinking about what I want to give up and decided that I'm not going to give something up that I can't stick with. For example, saying that I am going to stop watching tv as much is silly. And saying that I'm giving up all sweets wouldn't work because I would turn into a total beyotch if I didn't have a stream of sugar running through my veins at least once a day. I need at least one of the big 3 C's (cake, cookie, candy) to make it through the month week day morning. Give up Facebook? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No. I'm going to give up two things that will not only help me mentally but also physically. I'll be saying peace out to the last of the big 3 C's and twitter. Candy and twitter, people. Candy and twitter. Why candy? Because I have become consumed with it. I eat WAY TOO MUCH candy. I can't just eat 5 skittles or 10 M&M's. I shovel that junk into my mouth like it tastes like....well, candy. Bad, bad, bad. I need to stop. My only concern is that I'll start eating donuts every morning or eating too many cookies to get my sugar fix. It might seem like one of those impossible things, giving up candy, but I have actually done it before. And I plan on binging* on Cadbury Mini Eggs and Peeps today so I'll get a stomach ache** and be happy about being done with candy for the next 6.5 weeks. Why Twitter? Because it makes me negative. I post all my annoying complaints about life on twitter. "OMG this line is too long. " "OMG why is this person talking so loud at the grocery store." "OMG this person at the gym seriously needs to lay off the cologne." SHUT UP MICHELLE. I need to go back to the time when we didn't have twitter (but not so far back that I give up facebook). Also Charlie Sheen. I HATE Charlie Sheen and his 1 million twitter followers. I hate that nearly every.single.tweet is about this buffoon.*** Wish me luck peeps! Yummmmmm peeps. *Does anyone else read this word as bing ing? Like BING ing? I had to make sure I was spelling it correctly. **I seriously typed "stomache" to mean stomach ache because the "ache" is already in the word so I thought the word stomach was stomache ache. Wow. ***I would seriously go on a tirade about this man and call him so many other words but my mom reads this blog and I need to seem polite.

4 comments:

LaurakC said...

Lent is not just a Catholic practice ~ check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent
I'm giving up Dessert and Candy. Not sugar because I need to have sugar even if it's in my morning coffee =) Think I'm going to Blog my 40days ~ good luck!!

Jen said...

I'm going to try to give up alcohol for Lent. I've been trying to cut back anyways, but this makes it official. We'll see how it goes...

runningonwords said...

I gave up tv for Lent one year. It was excruciating! I still haven't figured out what I'll do this year. Good luck with your fast.

Mye said...

Giving up chocolate, and soda in support of my husband giving up soda