Fat Tuesday

Today is “Fat Tuesday”.  If you’re fat, then this is your day.  And if you’re not fat, then you’re supposed to try to become fat.  🙂  No, really it’s about Mardi Gras, which literally translates to “Fat Tuesday”.  I don’t care anything about the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, but the notion of Fat Tuesday sounds interesting.

Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday, when Catholics and some formal, “liturgical” Christian denominations start Lent, a time of fasting from some item that you really enjoy.  I don’t participate in that.  I’m all for repenting and fasting, but not in this organized way.  But to each their own.  FYI, the date of Fat Tuesday varies each year.  This year, 2009, it is today, February 24.  Consult the Internet or calendar for other years.

Anyway, the idea of eating all you want on Fat Tuesday sounds like a good idea, regardless of whether or not you participate in Lent.  So hopefully you made the most of your meals today.  It’s part of being culturally relevant, or somethin’…

Fortunately, I participated in this overeating ritual during lunch today, even though I didn’t consciously know I was supposed to.  🙂

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