Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Giving Up" for Lent

If you're Catholic or know a Catholic then you most likely know that it's Lent. The simplest explanation of Lent is that it is a season of fasting and penitence that occurs for 40 days before Easter. Usually during Lent, a person will give up something of meaning to them, aka - make a sacrifice. Not a human sacrifice, although, I can think of a list of people I'd like to sacrifice.

Now, of course I "get" the whole meaning and significance of the whole shebang but I got to thinking...if I give up candy or shopping or lip gloss...who does it help? No one. It only makes me miserable. Now, if I do good deeds for others instead...well, everyone wins. Then I saw someone on Twitter asking for justification for cheating on their Lenten promise so I thought I would impart my own "Lenten Rules" to you guys for guidance. Because if there is one person in the world that God would choose to guide you lovely folks, it's me, I'm sure of it.

1) Giving things up for Lent can be avoided if you do at least one good deed for others per day during Lent (and beyond if you want). It doesn't have to cost anything. Help an old person with groceries or, like, if someone falls help them up BEFORE you die laughing instead of after.

2) You can forego your sacrifice on Sundays. Even God took a break on Sundays to kick back with a snickers bar and a can of coke. While I don't have photographic proof of that, I'm sure it's true.

3) If you DO wanna cheat, you've gotta make it worthwhile for humanity. Let's say for example, you gave up aforementioned snickers bars. You can have a snickers bar on a random day IF you donate the same amount of money to charity. SO, if you eat 15 snickers bars during Lent you owe at LEAST $15 to your local food bank. See what I'm saying?

4) Cut the crap. If you gave something up and caved 2 days later just be honest about it. The only thing God hates more than the whole socks-with-sandals thing is a liar. Besides, everyone probably knows you are lying anyway.

I bet now you're wondering what my good deed for today was... well, I'll tell you. It's this blog. And this public service announcement about the prevention of popped collar douchebaggery:



I know, I know...you're welcome. It was my pleasure.

~A

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm telling you guys...

Oh...what's this I saw last night? In a recent post I said that I believe that Stevie Wonder can see. Everyone always laughs at me when I make that statement so I gather up evidence when I come across it.



I told you so. That's all I have to say. lol

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Grammy Comments

Let's get right to it!

I L-O-V-E Lady Gaga but her outfits do scare me. It does, however, make me happy that she's secure enough with herself to wear them, despite what others think.

I did enjoy her initial red carpet dress...the Armani (?) solar system thing. That being said, when I saw this one, I was disturbed - mostly by Elton John's outfit - BUT also happy to see that even Lady Gaga's breasts sag a bit. WIN for breasted women everywhere!



This just flat out scared me AND the guy behind her, apparently.



Pink has a boy body and it offends me that I have to see it every time she performs. Women with small breasts probably love this though.



Where the hell has Brit been? Good to see her, even if she didn't have pants on. To tell you the truth...if I had her body (or Gaga's) I wouldn't wear pants anywhere either.



I wasn't a fan of this dress but I think it's hilarious that she dropped a Grammy. That would so be something I would do.



In closing I will say that ANYTHING is better than this atrocity from last year (or the year before?) courtesy of MIA. I'm not exaggerating when I say I wish this "dress" was MIA from my memory.



That is all for now, darlings.

~A