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    Quote Originally posted by johnelsden View post
    I grew up Roman Catholic and we always did the Good Friday thing of not talking for three hours (from noon to three), ate no meat on Fridays..............but like you ZG I quit regular church in the 8th grade..........that was in Massachusetts, and I have lived all over since then..............now in the Austin area, went to Long John Silvers (a fast food fish place) and the place was PACKED on Friday, the drive-up line out to the street.............so looks like a few down here observe the fish-Friday thing.............
    Yeah, LJS is packed on Friday for lunch and dinner. Notice Wendy's introduces their fish sandwich for February and March. The McDonald's has them on sale. The retailers know how it works.
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    My God is that time already?

    for me, and I really mean it, no dozing into cyber-fun activity during the day as well as some dietary restrictions and exercise

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    Usually we've done superficial things like giving up late-night snacks and beer or nail biting but this year the wife and I are giving up being judgmental towards other people, be it in person or on TV. This takes self-determination, but for every comment (or bad thought) we are going to put a dollar in a jar and come Easter we'll donate to a charity.

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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    Usually we've done superficial things like giving up late-night snacks and beer or nail biting but this year the wife and I are giving up being judgmental towards other people, be it in person or on TV. This takes self-determination, but for every comment (or bad thought) we are going to put a dollar in a jar and come Easter we'll donate to a charity.
    Yeah, right, doofus!








    Tee hee, you owe a dollar. I think Doctors Without Borders would be OK.

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    What a bunch of quitters.
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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    Usually we've done superficial things like giving up late-night snacks and beer or nail biting but this year the wife and I are giving up being judgmental towards other people, be it in person or on TV. This takes self-determination, but for every comment (or bad thought) we are going to put a dollar in a jar and come Easter we'll donate to a charity.
    Whatever charity you pick is going to LOVE you!
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    As some facebookers already know, i have given up chocolate and sweet things such as bakes and biscuits. I always give up some vice- i gorge chocolate like there is no tomorrow, so hopefully i can last the 40 days!
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    Try giving up Facebook for Lent! Holy buckets THAT'S tough!! I made it about 2 weeks.

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    I don't do lent, but other members of my family do. I guess I'm a bit of a black sheep in this regard. I do eat fish on Fridays during lent, mainly because the Catholic church near my home does an tasty fish fry/grilled fish charity fundraiser every Friday during lent.
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    I try to give up something, as I am a good catholic, but I do forget about Friday meat... (sometimes on purpose )....

    Although the reasoning for lent is pretty shoddy I think (if you look at the reasons they don't scream you should do this), I still try to give something up, more for the reason on practicing self control. I find it amazing how tough it is to practice sometimes. This year I am going to try and slow things down, and I am giving up channel surfing. I can wait through the commercials. It will be tough, but maybe it will teach me some patience...
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    I gave all the women in the office Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses.

    DUH ! wrong holiday

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    I don't really observe Lent but I do enjoy the Easter season. I just try to focus on being appreciative for what I have and what I can do for others.
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    I'm observing Lent this year. I gave up refined sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. It just happens that this meshes well with a physical regimen that I put myself on four weeks ago.
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    As with prior years, I am once again giving up giving up things for Lent.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Wow, this snuck up on me this year!

    I'll give up colored sodas (Coke, Dr. Pepper) this year. Since those are my main source of caffiene, this could be rough. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, so I think I'll need to buy some more tea . . .
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    I don't really observe Lent but I do enjoy the Easter season. I just try to focus on being appreciative for what I have and what I can do for others.
    Excellent ideas for us non-catholics-thanks k'jel
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    I gave all the women in the office Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses.

    DUH ! wrong holiday

    My Bad
    Arrgh i have a half eaten bag of Herseys chocolate kisses at home i cant eat
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    About a third of the people I've seen today have ashes smeared on their foreheads. Welcome to Buffalo. When I was younger, people would openly question why I didn't have ashes on my forehead.

    One good thing about Lent; many restaurants will serve fish fry on every day, instead of just Friday and Saturday. The taverns always serve fish fry every day; it's just easier now to get it at a Greek family restaurant or other establishment.

    The Passover sections are starting to appear in supermarkets around me.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    When I was younger, people would openly question why I didn't have ashes on my forehead.
    I got :

    "Dude, you've got stuff on your face,"
    "What the hell is on your forehead?"
    "Were you working at a fire pit at lunch?"

    ...within 15 minutes of coming back from lunch. As you could guess - not a lot of Catholics 'round these parts.

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    Quote Originally posted by johnelsden View post
    I grew up Roman Catholic and we always did the Good Friday thing of not talking for three hours (from noon to three), ate no meat on Fridays..............but like you ZG I quit regular church in the 8th grade..........that was in Massachusetts, and I have lived all over since then..............now in the Austin area, went to Long John Silvers (a fast food fish place) and the place was PACKED on Friday, the drive-up line out to the street.............so looks like a few down here observe the fish-Friday thing.............
    I quit church in the 7th grade, and grew up in a all Catholic neighborhood in Massachusetts. I live in Maryland now and don't know where the Catholic Church is located. I only go to funerals and weddings in churchs now. I am beyond being a lasped Catholic, I just don't like organized relegion at all, but I have no problem with others who are relegious.

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    Quote Originally posted by natski View post
    Arrgh i have a half eaten bag of Herseys chocolate kisses at home i cant eat
    Just think of it as something to look forward to. By the time Easter rolls around you'll have built up such anticipation for it that it will probably be the Best. Chocolate. Ever. (that, or the Most. Serious. Disappointment.)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Just think of it as something to look forward to. By the time Easter rolls around you'll have built up such anticipation for it that it will probably be the Best. Chocolate. Ever. (that, or the Most. Serious. Disappointment.)
    You would think that, but, they go out of date in early March , (its hard to get hersheys chocolate over here- i brought it back with me from the US )
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