10 o’clock list: Things I Wish I Had Given Up for Lent

An illustration of what people gave up for Lent on Twitter in 2011. Tiger blood and lint are definitely both on there.

An illustration of what people gave up for Lent on Twitter in 2011. Tiger blood and lint are definitely both on there.

For all you heathens out there, the reputable academic journal “Wikipedia” defines Lent as, “a solemn observance in the liturgical year during which an individual prepares for the annual commemoration of Jesus’ death and resurrection through prayer, penance, almsgiving, and self-denial.” As a semi-latent Catholic with a penchant for routine, I’ve always given up dessert – as in, “I won’t eat this ice cream directly after dinner but if I wait like 2 hours then I’m not technically eating dessert it’s more like a snack awyeah you got this gurl like an ice cream snack.” Ugh. Total snooze-fest amirite?

Since I’m highly unimaginative when it comes to sacrificing during the Lenten season, I thought I’d do a little research on what the kids are giving up these days. Turns out, they’re about as boring as I am, except for a few choice suggestions like “anywhere I have to wear shoes,” “the last bite of my food,” and “spoons and forks.”  As tempting as a barefoot jaunt through the snow is, I figured I should perhaps put a little more personal consideration into my Lenten  activities.

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Poll Results: Concerning the Religious Weekend

The results are in from yesterday’s poll concerning your debauchery, or lack thereof, on this holiest of all weekends. As of 10:30 this morning, the results for the Passover poll were:

This is less drunkenness than I expected from Kenyon, but still probably a little more than what is actually proper. And it kind of depends on how many of those “no” votes were due to non-drunkenness at a Seder vs. how many were due to not attending a Seder, because it’s possible that we actually had 100% drunkenness among those attending. Lent results after the jump.

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Poll: Concerning the Religious Weekend

Honestly, I'm just confused as to why there are so many pictures of cats with religious garb on the Internet.

In an effort to be respectful of both the Judaic and Christian traditions, the poll this week is dedicated to the Passover Seder and Easter/Lent.

Also, in other EXCITING news, the poll is online this week! Fill in your answers and stay tuned for the results after the jump.

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