lik dis if u cri evrytiem :'(
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
lik dis if u cri evrytiem :'(
...you should have given up having a "significant other" for lent and you could still have chocolate.
I will give up MGoBlog for Lent for the 2nd year in a row. You do know that we get Sundays off on our Lenten sacrifices, right? You can pop in on Sundays...
I love catholicism so much that I am giving that up for Lent - Stephen Colbert
I'm giving up all cooked food. (40 days of raw fruits & vegtables) It will be a challenge but I hope to lose a few pounds during lent. I'll have to avoid going to the local fish fry with my family if I hope to succeed.
Get ready to shit....a lot.
I can't go one day without visiting the site 30 times minimum. Don't know how you do it.
I didn't know Lord Voldemort aka Harry Potter Satan was Catholic! Also congrats on the kid (insert joke about Catholics and birth control).
You, sir, are stronger than I. I can't go through an entire work day without MGoBlog, much less for 40 days.
Lent isn't even completely religious anymore. I know plenty of people who give up things for lent as a popular society thing - these are non-Catholic, borderline cristian people.
I ate a doughnut by another name today and it was delicious, and I've only been in Catholic churches for weddings and funerals. Is that a problem?
you don't mind rotting in hell!
Not sure if serious? Gonna give the benefit of the doubt thats "/s"
Lent is for quitters
I'm giving up abstinence for Lent!
I have a friend who also has three girls and he's still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, they're going for four so he still has a chance. As for Lent, nice job really sacrificing something important to you. Remember, Lent has two parts, one is the sacrifice, the other is filling that same time with something else. Hopefully you find something that satisfies your soul to fill the moments, maybe hours, you'll now have free. Stay strong brother!
Whether to up vote or down vote...gave it a pos when you snuck in the news about the kid. Congrats!
The meaning of your user name becomes apparent.
Psalms, or Kahlil Gibran? Or both?
My wife and kids are Catholic and the 3 of them give up chocolate for Lent each year. Yes, in recognition of Jesus' 40 day fast in the desert....they give up dessert. I am always filled with ahh and wonder at their grave sacrfice while we sit munching paczkis.
I tell my kids that since i Lent the church my time and money on holidays and the occasional Sunday that I like to collect Interest this time of year. I do so by spending more time and effort on the things i enjoy. Jesus approves.
...practicing Wolverine, which requires that I constantly frequent mgoblog to quench my thirst for everything that is maize and blue (and OT)!
*However, I am extremely jealous that you have purged your household of the Bachelor and Grey's Anatomy.
When my wife asked if we could raise our kids Jewish, my reply was "As long as we raise them Michigan fans. You have your religion, I have mine."
Do you know how many times I had to read that first part of youR first sentence to figure out what you were trying to say?
To posterity: you don't always, and indeed should not always, need to use 'and I' in place of 'and me.' if he said 'my and my wife's' or the reverse, it would probably be better. Then again I hate Internet grammar police. So I'm not correcting anyone, I'm just saying why it sounded awkward.
what's wrong with purple?
About 4 or 5 years ago I have up all Michigan-themed websites and news stories. It was tough. I eventually found there were other things out there. I am far from a religious person, but I feel that doing something like this makes you a stronger person for non-moral purposes. Last year was beer (hard liquor was fine). This year: porn/nsfw stuff.
You can do it!!
Why give up something you enjoy? As long as it's not shortening your life. You only live once. We can't take anything with us.
Mgoblog is not an addiction but a way of life.
I agree. the premise that mgoblog is an indulgence or frivolous vice that should be given up is flawed. would you give up excercise for Lent? maybe you should just give up reading.
at Oakland CC
According to established Church dogma, Sundays during Lent do not count towards your sacrifice, as Sundays are mini-Easters. Just FYI.
You know, Valdemort, dressing them in pink and purple is entirely on you. There's no XX chromosomal influence on color choice. Pure environment.
My 4 and 7 yr old XX chromosomers would much rather wear Maize and Blue than pink or purple!
This is classic. Great post. And congratulations to you and your family!
God's blessings to you and your family. Wonderful that you and your wife take so seriously your faith, Lent, and the example you set for your children.
I can't wait for the white smoke. It has to be the best tradition ever.
Have a blessed lent, bro.
I can never think of good things to give up. :(
Then I hear what other people are giving up and I'm like, "Oh, that's a good idea... why didn't I think of that??" But then I don't wanna give that thing up because it feels disingenuous because I'm copying someone else's Lent idea.....
I just fail at Christianity sometimes.
I am giving up lent.
...I'm trying to give up drinking rum. I've made it through breakfast today so that's a great start.