Tuesday, February 20, 2007

So Lent Is Here Once Again

Lent is here once again. And as a billion Catholics around the globe make personal sacrifices these 40 days and 40 nights (not counting Sundays because that is when Jesus arose, and is not appropriate for fasting; it's a day for celebration), here is the list of what I am giving up.
  • The required no meat on Fridays and Ash Wednesday
  • I will not use my credit cards (unless I'm flat broke and I need to buy groceries or gas)
  • I will not eat fast food or go out to eat (excluding Sundays, business lunches, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, or Denny's for the occasional "Blakers")
  • I will go to Church every Sunday during Lent
  • I will stop smoking (cigars, cigarettes, my pipe, or hookah)
  • No SEX* (thats right folks, no intercourse, no cunnilingus, no fellatio, no. . .well you get the point.)
Now this is very progressive for me, I usually give up caffeine or something along those lines. But to quasi quote John F. Kennedy, "I choose to do this not because it is easy, but because it is hard."

I hope that this radical change will bring me to where I need to be, and take away the numbness that I have been feeling for so long.

*Now to make sure I don't go completely insane, masturbation and kissing are still allowed.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is quite ambitious of you. I have faith in you though. YOU CAN DO IT!! (Well actually you can't for another 39 days....) lol. I really hope you get to where you want to be when all this is over....

Anonymous said...

Well good luck with all of that, you are a strong person and you can do it. I hope this brings you the clarity you are looking for in your life. :)

Dani said...

You can do it!!! I have faith in you. but i wish you luck all the same :D

Slash said...

I'm very proud of you to be taking on an initiative like this! This seems like something that may cause positive changes in your life, as well as productive ones. You are a person of strong will and character and I believe that if you put your mind into this endeavor, especially driven by faith, you will accomplish this, and find that you learn more about yourself as well as gain some clarity in your life. Best of luck my dear friend!

Anonymous said...

Since everyone is telling you how strong and ambitous you are, I'm gonna cut to the chase and say what we're all really thinking.

NO SEX?? BLAKE?? WOW.... THAT'S AMAZING!!

Anonymous said...

Quote "*Now to make sure I don't go completely insane, masturbation and kissing are still allowed"

According to your religion, THEY AREN'T!

Mr President said...

Well according to all Judeo-Christian religious beliefs (as well as Muslim beliefs) Masturbation, Pre-marital sex, Abortion, excessive drinking, swearing, lying, stealing, cheating, smoking, jealousy, vanity, greed, gambling, as well as everything else that makes us happy in life is not allowed.

Show me one person that has NEVER done any of the items that I have listed in their lifetime, and I will never masturbate again!

Anonymous said...

I highly doubt you would ever be able to find someone that hasn't committed at least one of those acts. And if you do want to find one, good luck. I think Blake is doing a very good thing. Alot more people should try it. Yay for Blake!

Anonymous said...

Go Blake!!!!

Anonymous said...

Go Blake!!!!

Anonymous said...

so have you abided to your restrictions...I bet not, oh, I know not!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, have you?