Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tis the Lenten Season

Wednesday was the beginning of lent. I don't know how many of you know what Lent is, it's a religious season in the Catholic church (I think Anglicans celebrate as well). During Lent we are gearing up for Easter, and the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (yay Jesus!).
During Lent it is customary for Catholics to give something up in order to ready ourselves for the resurrection. Common things a person might give up are cokes, fried food, meat, sex, etc etc. The point is it's supposed to be something that will actually take some effort. I've been thinking for days about what I could do during this season. I decided that I would attend mass every Sunday without fail. However, I wanted to do more. Attending mass is something I should be doing anyways. As of this morning I still hadn't thought of anything else. I missed morning mass but I made it out to St. James in Falls Church for what the priest called "last chance mass" at 7pm. During the father's homily I became inspired. The thing I am truly addicted to is my blackberry. I'm totally one of those awful people who check their blackberry every 30 seconds. Although I can't give up my blackberry altogether, because I need it for work, I can give up Gchat on blackberry. That's right, I'm giving up being logged in 24/7. GChat is totally what really causes me to check my phone every minute. So, as of this evening, I turned off my blackberry GChat, and if you need to contact me, you can do it the old fashioned way... and text me (or call).
Wish me luck!

The Olympics

USA Hockey

Why didn't anyone ever explain to me that hockey is awesome? I always was under the impression that hockey was like soccer... but with sticks on ice. I really don't like soccer, so I thought I wouldn't like hockey. Here is the difference: In hockey, the players can beat the crap out of each other! In fact, it's encouraged! I LOVE it when they shove each other into walls! Hockey is super interesting, and it's not as long as soccer. I think I'm a new hockey convert, which is good, as I need a sport to watch when it's not football season.

Ice Dancing

Lame. I'm sorry, but it is. I grew up watching and LOVING figure skating. I still do like to watch, but in ice dancing there are no jumps! What's the point of that? It's ballroom dancing on ice. Lame.


  1. Most Christian denominations celebrate Lent - Catholics are the only ones that emphasize the "no meat on Fridays" thing.

  2. Ditto to Annie's comment.. Lent is a Jesus thing, not just for Catholics.