Wednesday, February 25, 2009

40 non-fizzy days (and nights) *



It's not that I'm religious ('Cause I'm not... at least not in any traditional Judeao-christian form) but I quite regularly give up something at Lent... I used to do it to appease my Father, but now I do it to challenge myself.

This year I've sworn off the Soda Pop.

I'm a total carbonated drink freak. There is usually Ginger-Ale, Coke Zero and on occasion Fanta Red Tangerine, Fresca or Mountain Dew in the fridge. But as of last night I am Soda Pop free (with the exception of Tonic... Me and Jesus are good with that)

I am already looking forward to April 11th more than you can possibly imagine.

Anyone else stupid like me and give up something?
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* It's actually 46 days... those damn Christians don't seem to count Sundays...

29 comments:

XUP said...

Man, I'm already not doing so many things other people are giving up (meat, pop, sugar, chocolate, coffee, cigarettes, junk food etc., etc.) I don't really know what's left. I'm going to go see about giving up work for 40 days.. run that by the old boss...

Misster Kitty said...

Maybe what you gotta do XUP, is take up one of those things...

Leonard said...

What if you're already perfect and have nothing to give up??!! ;) peace

libhom said...

I gave up religion for Lent.

Misster Kitty said...

then you take something up Leonard...

libhom, then once lent is over you're going back to being a bible thumper?

ayem8y said...

I'm Baptist so I don't believe in such things but just to be nice and to play nicely I gave up Lent...no more Lent for me...at least for the next forty something days.

Misster Kitty said...

So like, are all Americans Godless Heathen like you three?

Hannah said...

40 days of no 'Orangina' or 'Tahiti Treat??' No way could I do that! I'm going to give up fast food, well except for Subway, because that doesn't really count. Does it?

Newsguy Bob said...

Lent and New Year's resolutions are both lost causes for me. So I made a resolution several years ago not to make any resolutions or to give anything up for Lent.
So far, so good.

libhom said...

mister kitty: Bibles are useful for thumping...thumping cockroaches.

Misster Kitty said...

and pressing wild flowers?

Maria said...

Usually us "greek people" are suppossed to give up meat for Lent. My mother likes to remind me every year that includes ALL MEAT!! Hubby is not too happy with that request and lucky for him I am not all that religious.

Misster Kitty said...

Thank god I'm not greek then! I'll just love your food and furry men.

Misster Kitty said...

And I thought (based on My Big Fat Greek Wedding) that Lamb is not meat...

larry said...

lol!!!you don't eat meat??? i cook lamb...

larry said...

and americans are godless heathens..

Misster Kitty said...

Oh my yes I do eat the Meat....

Maria said...

Yeah lamb doesn't count as meat... yeah right. Then again, I don't plan on getting it on with a lamb so what difference would that make?

Misster Kitty said...

Maria, what you do in the privacy of your bedroom is between you, your hubby, the various farmyard animals and god...

larry said...

love the edith prickley picture! fabulous!

Mitzi said...

I might give up QT (Quick tea just add hot water and voila a milky tea) and go back to using teabags, or failing that I could give up blogging.

Misster Kitty said...

Don't you DARE give up bloging! Don't MAKE me come over there!

Angry Gnome said...

Wait, when does lent begin?

Misster Kitty said...

AGgie... on Wednesday... You're late!

libhom said...

larry: Lamb is yummy, and everyone is godless.

The Pansy Bastard™ said...

Mitzi - dear lord, do NOT give up blogging!

I never know when Lent is. I'm SUCH a good catholic. I guess calling Pope Ratz a Nazi isn't considered funny to some of those uptight Catholics.

Giving up soda is probably a good idea. Does 7-UP count? That's all I can drink as far as pop goes these days. Dark pop somehow is the bane for kidney stones.

I don't do lent anymore. As an American, as Larry stated, I'm a godless heathen, although I prefer the term godless bastard. :) I used to go by Godless Liberal.

Misster Kitty said...

I'm rather amused but this ... seems I was like the only one that knew when lent began... and if you had to label me I'm Pagan. I've heard of a Lapsed Catholic but good lord... y'all are impressive!

And PB... 7-up is soda!

Angry Gnome said...

wait, lent already started? what the hell?

Angry Gnome said...

my catholic mother sucks for not telling me ;)