Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Question:

What are you giving up for Lent?
For Laura and me it's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. And computer games. I know that doesn't sound like a ton, but it's gonna be tough. I love those shows...

6 comments:

emnovak said...

you know, you're supposed to not brag about what you're doing, or show off...you know, the whole "your father who sees in secret will repay" thing. besides, you don't always have to give up something, you can do something. like me, i'm trying to pray more. although since i have a set time amount sortof, i suppose I am giving up my time.

joel. said...

That's a pretty huge sacrifice. Jon would think you're nuts (the whole Jewish thing), but Stephen would be proud of you.

Oh, do you have to give up Jon on the Oscars, too? That would suck.

Matthew B. Novak said...

No, not giving up Jon, just his regular show. I'm very much looking forward to the Oscars.

Emily, it's not bragging. I'm just curious as to what kind of creative stuff people do for lent. Like when you gave up meat - I thought that was cool and creative. And I know it's not just all giving up, sometimes it's doing something extra - One year I went to Mass every day. So yeah, I know what it's about. Sheesh.

Gina said...

I gave up pop, boring. Eating out, which I think is going to be a huge challenge. There are people who eat out every day for lunch. Today Jen ate a subway sandwich right in front of me. Subway is my favorite and I think we eat there at least once a week. Josh and I also gave up TV and computer games on Fridays and we will instead be filling our time with stations of the cross when we can, or the fish fries at Epiphany if the family goes. That is the only exception to our no eating out sacrifice.

joel. said...

I remember your most difficult Lent, Matt. I'll not go into details on public...

dyk said...

Wife keeps suggesting we give up sex.
I can't figure out why...

She'll be giving up sleeping, though not by choice.