Monday, March 9, 2009

Why, oh Why, Can't I Belong to a Religion That Observes Lent?

My Liberal Unitarian Buddhist Beliefs do not include the observation of  lent.

Which means that I won't be giving up beer this spring.






Which means I won't be losing any weight.

Which means I'll still hear conversations like this in my house:


Teen (to father): I did 30 push ups.

Father:
So? I did 30 with Ten-Year Old on my back.

Teen:
Oh yeah, I did 30 with Thirteen-Year Old on my back.

Father:
Really? Well, I did 30 with Mom on my back.

Teen:
Wow! I can't beat that.


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18 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

The lack of beer sharing that would be going on in my house after an exchange like that would make some dude's (who participated in that exchage) head spin.

sage said...

Wow, look like some good beers to sample there... Although giving up things isn't a big practice in my tradition, I alternate between giving up liver and green beans for lent, just in case my Catholic friends are right.

Suzie said...

But beer is soo good

TwoBusy said...

Mmm... Dogfish Head.

(drooling on keyboard)

Chris Wood said...

You can observe Lent on your own, though. Be a rebel!

April said...

This atheist might give up something for Lent after all - her gym membership!

Debbie said...

We do observe Lent and I still didn't give up my alcohol:)

*Just Jen* said...

HA! That's great! Well, I DID give beer up for Lent this year. It's going okay so far, only b/c I have my wine. I gave up all alcohol a few years ago. I was ONE bitchy mama for 45 days!!!

VE said...

Oh yeah, well I'm a push over when the wifey-poo's on my back...

Sue said...

Look at it this way, your religious views won't get in the way of a good buzz.

Matt said...

Speak of the devil...I'm starting a new workout today. And no...not lifting more beer towards my face sadly.

The Self-Deprechaun said...

I gave up burritos for Lent which would seemingly mean that I should lose weight but really I lost weight when I ate burritos because I would strewn it out later. I'm talking about diarrhea here. Just in case I was not clear :)

Matt-Man said...

Day 13 of no meat. Only 33 more to go. Enjoy the beer. Cheers!!

Pearl said...

Love the dialogue.
:-)
Pearl

Deb said...

Heathen that I am, I just can't fathom Jesus being all ecstatic that someone gave up beer for Lent. Now wine, well that's different.

Chat Blanc said...

well I say since the "men" in your house seem to be so "fit" they should do all the running to get the beer for you. besides, if you're drinking you're already doing arm curls, and that totally counts as a workout! :)

Father Muskrat said...

What about doing 100 while on my back?

Kevin John said...

Hee hee, Meg where im from if you even drink beer you're already condemned, which is why i always make a point to crack a cold one when one or two of the bible thumpers comes a'callin.