Connor, my fellow IR geek! Happy Mardi Gras.
I’m not sure what I’m giving up for Lent. I’m not sure I’m really a Catholic anymore.
But I’ll tell you a glurge-like story about last year that will warm the cockles of your little heart. Last year around this time, I found myself complaining. A lot. Tiresome pointless bitching. So I gave that up for Lent. No more complaining - I mean, within reason. If I broke a dish or cut myself I was still allowed an “Oh shit!”
Anyway, in those 40 days I made tons of new friends, left a bad job for a new job, and just got a lot happier. So I like the idea of you folks who want to do something positive for Lent - read the Bible, etc. rather than give up a small vice or pleasure.
Since I’ve achieved spiritual perfection (not), not sure what there’s left for me to do. Maybe ask what y’all are doing for Fat Tuesday?