Every year for the Lent season I give up something. This usually confuses people, because, you see, I’m not religious. Not in any formal, organized sense. But I did go to six years of Catholic junior and high school (as a non-Catholic student), so I know the drill (the drill for most of my friends being giving up something they just sort of liked… smart kids).
But for the past, ummm, maybe seven years, I’ve been giving up something from Ash Wednesday to the Thursday before Easter (I’m pretty flexible in calling it a job well done a bit early though). I’ve given up alcohol, magazines (harder than expected), fast food, all restaurant food and those are just the ones I can remember. I think it’s a good process to evaluate what’s important in your life.
This year I gave up TV. And you know what? It wasn’t that hard.
I did cheat a few times though. Hockey. I mean, it’s the end of the season/playoffs. But the hubs said it’s not really TV, it’s a recorded live sporting event. And I happened to catch a few minutes of SNL here and there – also justified by being called a recorded live theatre event. And last week Will Ferrell was on The Office. And I love him. A lot. In a weird, age-inappropriate way. I mean, how can’t you love this:
But no matter how easy it was, do you know what I am going to be doing this weekend? Watching TV. Hours and hours of glorious TV. Sure, I’ve got a few plans outside of the house. But when I’m home, it’s going to be awesome and lazy. Couch, I’m coming for ya.