Giving up

Several people have asked me what I’m giving up for Lent. They ask me because I’m Catholic and they have a morbid curiosity. To be honest, I hadn’t even picked anything between Ash Wednesday this past weekend, but since I’ve been wanting to do something really bold and austere, in the way of “dude, that is simply not possible!” austerity, I’ve decided to remove every remnant of fun from my life until Easter.

What I’m saying is that I’m giving up meat and beer.

Don’t choke too hard, friend. I can do it. Mostly because my diet until Easter will consist mainly of whiskey and beans, but also because such self-discipline is good for the soul. Yeah, there will be great side benefits since giving up these things falls nicely in line with living small, slow, and happy, but that is hardly the point at this point.

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