I realize I haven't written in a while. My fans must be starving. (cue crickets)
Sitting here listening to some Kanye West, which is very good by the way. Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. I'm not particularly religious, baptised Protestant, though I lean towards Unitarian Universalism. My friend Steve has a joke....
Q: How do you scare a Unitarian?
A: Burn a question mark on his yard.
But people had Ash on their head, and like every other year I thought that a lot of people has a skin problem. Like psoriasis. I'm a dolt. Obviously yesterday was Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. And everyone down in the French Quarter got their drink on up until midnight when the streets are literally cleaned and the bars close for the first time in 2 weeks.
I love the fact that in preparation for Lent and their sacrifice to the Lord, they consume as much sinful stuff as they can. I'd go to church if this were the policy. Strippers and kegs during Mass. Techno music during the sermon. I mean that is living like each day is your last. And that is why I'm going straight to hell. I'll just ask Dick Cheney to leave the light on for me.