Saturday, February 9, 2008

Top 5 Things Given Up for Lent

  1. No Meat. This years has to be top. I've never undertaken a quest like this except for that time I walked 8 miles and ate at every fast food place on the way. (Future post alert: Top 5 eating extravaganzas!)
  2. No NBA. I did this junior year of undergrad. I gave up watching the Knicks and looking at rumors for the sport. It was so hard. I had so much more free time though.
  3. No Fast Food. I had grown accustomed to eating at Taco Bell like 3 times a week, when I gave this up. Pizza was included in there too, as was all burger places. Hell in my stomach basically.
  4. Chocolate. I did this a couple times before. Its not really that hard because there are tons of different sweets to replace it with. At this point I've run out of memories of things I've given up.
  5. Reading. I'm sure someone has done this. I do it every day anyways. Actually now that I think of it, this is really hard because you read things every day even if its not a book. To give up reading in general would be next to impossible. Something I should look into for next year. Maybe I will give up seeing. People do that all the time.

4 comments:

TestingTFV said...

First of all two awesome blogs today. I laughed during both of them, especially during your description of Lent to the lay person, which should be nominated somewhere on the internet as the best of all time. Actually, I think it's that description that is finally going to break your blog into double digit readership (from the current 1.5 or whatever).

One suggestion for your Lent experience: Morningstar. I am a big fan of this, and never before you started this Lent thing would you have even considered it, but now is my opportunity. It's a company bought by Kellog's or Kroger and they make a bunch of vegetarian fake meat products. The great thing is that they make a lot of them look like the real meat product. It's hilarious. Many of the items are imitating meat products that most people couldn't identify the meat in anyway, but most people love. For example, corn dogs and chicken patties. You would have poured scorn on me for this before, but now with your Lent promise, you may thank me. Oh shit! This isn't a fake blog just trying to goad me into posting embarrassing vegetarian commentary, is it?

Also, I should tell you that I just got done peeing outside. The reason is, there isn't a bathroom of my three that I can use without waking someone up, because Gray-C (I don't know how to make gray font on this otherwise I'd just write "C" in gray) is sleeping in car seat downstairs. (Actually, I probably could use an indoor bathroom without waking someone up, but I will jump on any excuse given to pee outside.) So, I'm sitting in the dark commenting on your blog, such is life. That reminds me that our doctor today at UNM hospital was awesome. First of all, she is the first doctor at UNM, I think, that didn't ask us, "...so, are you a doctor here?" The reason they ask us that is because they don't understand why we're at the hood hospital, and are constantly amazed that we're coherent, etc. It's actually a pretty great hospital, I just don't like walking past all the GSW's etc. on our way in. I should get a gun to bring with me, actually. So anyway, among many other reasons she was a great doctor (including being able to make a diagnosis), is this: Last night, despite being the master of getting kids to sleep, I couldn't get Gray-C to sleep in her crib, so I resorted to putting her in the car seat, which worked like a charm. Gray-C's mom I think was happy she slept, but probably thinking it was weird or unacceptable (common interpretation of things I do). So, when we told the doctor that she was fussy and didn't like to be put in the crib, she pointed to the car seat and said, "you can try having her sleep in the car seat." And I was like, "Yes! I feel just like Ant did when SMB showed the Schwarzenegger slide!"

OK, peace out
TFV

Antman said...

Did you really yell out the Steve Block comment? Did Kay-T (I don't know how to do kay color font otherwise I would have that color T as my word) ask what the hell you were talking about?

Thanks for the veggie input. I will definitely check it out. Can I get it at any supermarket or only at Trader Joe's or something.

I'm also glad you got props for your car seat idea. I think my parents did stuff like that to me when I was younger, because I have this amazing ability to fall asleep anywhere and in any position.

Da said...

Anthony,

You were born like that... you could sleep anywhere anytime... sometimes you fell asleep simply because your batteries wore out. which means you fell asleep right where you were. you got quiet and we would look for you to find you out like a light. it could've been a bed of nails and you would be out. you were so cute... That fake meat veggie whatever sounds like a way you can accomplish your goal but don't buy it at a Walmart super Center. like a box-o- chocolates you never know what you are going to get.

TestingTFV said...

First of all two awesome blogs today. I laughed during both of them, especially during your description of Lent to the lay person, which should be nominated somewhere on the internet as the best of all time. Actually, I think it's that description that is finally going to break your blog into double digit readership (from the current 1.5 or whatever).

One suggestion for your Lent experience: Morningstar. I am a big fan of this, and never before you started this Lent thing would you have even considered it, but now is my opportunity. It's a company bought by Kellog's or Kroger and they make a bunch of vegetarian fake meat products. The great thing is that they make a lot of them look like the real meat product. It's hilarious. Many of the items are imitating meat products that most people couldn't identify the meat in anyway, but most people love. For example, corn dogs and chicken patties. You would have poured scorn on me for this before, but now with your Lent promise, you may thank me. Oh shit! This isn't a fake blog just trying to goad me into posting embarrassing vegetarian commentary, is it?

Also, I should tell you that I just got done peeing outside. The reason is, there isn't a bathroom of my three that I can use without waking someone up, because Gray-C (I don't know how to make gray font on this otherwise I'd just write "C" in gray) is sleeping in car seat downstairs. (Actually, I probably could use an indoor bathroom without waking someone up, but I will jump on any excuse given to pee outside.) So, I'm sitting in the dark commenting on your blog, such is life. That reminds me that our doctor today at UNM hospital was awesome. First of all, she is the first doctor at UNM, I think, that didn't ask us, "...so, are you a doctor here?" The reason they ask us that is because they don't understand why we're at the hood hospital, and are constantly amazed that we're coherent, etc. It's actually a pretty great hospital, I just don't like walking past all the GSW's etc. on our way in. I should get a gun to bring with me, actually. So anyway, among many other reasons she was a great doctor (including being able to make a diagnosis), is this: Last night, despite being the master of getting kids to sleep, I couldn't get Gray-C to sleep in her crib, so I resorted to putting her in the car seat, which worked like a charm. Gray-C's mom I think was happy she slept, but probably thinking it was weird or unacceptable (common interpretation of things I do). So, when we told the doctor that she was fussy and didn't like to be put in the crib, she pointed to the car seat and said, "you can try having her sleep in the car seat." And I was like, "Yes! I feel just like Ant did when SMB showed the Schwarzenegger slide!"

OK, peace out
TFV

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