Me: "Oh my gawd, I just figured out that the whole Fat Tuesday celebration is about doing whatever you plan on giving up for Lent alot, because it's the last day you can."
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Hubby: "You JUST figured that out?"
Me: "Yes. I guess I never thought about it before."
Hubby: "Wow, your ability to be clueless is astounding."
So the next time I go to a Mardi Gras party I'll know what's going on, finally.
I don't follow a religious tradition that gives stuff up for Lent, but I have my own Fat Tuesdays. Sometimes I have Fat Sundays, Fat Fridays and the occasional Fat Thursday. They occur on the day before a new training plan starts, or I plan some nutritional changes, or I make a promise to myself to spend less time watching Netflix so I'll be more productive. As soon as I make a choice, I feel compelled to watch the remaining episodes of whatever I'm watching, eat all the junk food in the house or take a few days off from working out.
When I plan to start something at the beginning of next month, which is, say, a week and a half away, things can get pretty out of hand. Like Mardi Gras, but with less dancing and more dishes piled in the sink.
I totally get the Fat Tuesday thing now. How about you? Do you have your own Fat Tuesdays? And, if you gave something up for Lent, what was it?
I gotta get me some beads...