||[Feb. 24th, 2012|11:43 pm]
Hello. I'm not really much of a giving things up for lent person, but this year I'm giving up 2(two) things for lent. They're a bit pathetic really, and you may rightly think that they're not very impressive sacrifices but hey, I'm a single person with no dependants in a well paid job, whaddya going to do?|
1. Takeaways. Seriously, I'm in danger of winning some kind of best customer award from Hungry House so I ought to do something about that. I'm like (looks on YouTube for that sketch where Richard Herring rings a pizza shop and gets treated like a returning hero, can't find it, includes a description of sketch instead). The trouble is, I'm going to visit offensive_mango and her excellent baby next weekend, and she's suggested getting pizzas when I'm there. I think this is within the spirit of the thing though, because the idea is not that I become anti-social, it's that I stop being too lazy to cook at night, and go "Sod it, I'll get a Chinese discovered." So, yeah.
2. Books. That's right, books. No charity shops, second hand shops, lunchtime shopping sprees on Amazon, cheap Kindle downloads. Nothing. I'll manage this fine I think, since I've already got a crazy backlog of things to read.
Anyway, I'm kind of excited for April and May, because S and I are going away during them. We're off to Brussels for a long weekend in April, and then New York (Noo Yoik!) for a week in May. That will be tons of fun, I'm sure. In the meantime, I just have seven weeks of work to get through before the fun starts. Work's quite good at the moment though, I'm doing interesting project work, and doing things we've never done before. I'm pioneering the use of Excel lookups in PlanetPress forms! Yeah, look impressed, even though you probably don't know what that means!
If you like, I will pretend that I made the pizzas.
I think if it's Angel's idea to get pizza while you visit her, it ought not count against you.
If the takeaway is already there when you arrive then it's not really a takeaway. For all you know, Angel could have cooked it and you can't just assume otherwise!
I've shared a house with her. I can't just assume otherwise, sure, but I know how unlikely it is.
2012-02-25 05:29 pm (UTC)
Going to visit someone else who has chosen to buy takeaway to feed you is somewhat different from choosing to buy it yourself. Especially in Ms Mango's case, when she has an excellent baby to
serve show off and doesn't need to showcase her cooking skills as well.
Also, Lent is 46 days long because non-Orthodox Catholics take Sundays off. So you can take Saturday off and still do it for 45 days--which beats Jesus since he only did 40 days. You'll be better than Jesus.