Today is Fat Tuesday and we are eating pancakes and having our last taste of the wonderfully delicious foods we are fasting over Lent. Those things include sweeties/candy for the kids [they thought that up] and caffeine for me and chocolate for the whole family.
My fundamentalist/protestant background has not prepared me to write a decent blog post on the benefits of Fat Tuesday and so, along with Alan Hartung, I ask for someone else to give the skinny on the historical and theological underpinnings of this religious celebration. And in the meantime, I will keep drinking my coffee and nibbling on chocolate before my 40 days begins.
More info on Wikipedia (Shrove Tuesday). Did you know "carnival" means "farewell to the flesh"? See Catholic roots
Speaking of pancakes, you really must see the crepe i made that looked exactly like Beavis from Beavis and Butthead.
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