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Five Odd Things To Give Up For Lent

Give Up For LentLent is a religious holiday celebrated in the Catholic Church for forty days prior to Easter. The observance begins on Ash Wednesday and goes until Easter Sunday. Traditionally, it is a period of time when worshippers deny themselves something to commemorate the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ. That being said, I was raised Catholic and still give up something for Lent. However, it has become a source of inventiveness with me to give up non-traditional sacrifices. Many people will give up meat or smoking or coffee during the forty days, but I try to go for something that is a bit long-lasting, while being somewhat (at least in my mind) humorous. For all of my Catholic friends out there that are stuck on what to give up for Lent this year, why not try some of these “sacrifices”. While they may be funny and a little absurd, each of them has a special meaning and is not intended to poke fun at religion.

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Posted by Jimm - March 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

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The Five Best Reasons To Watch During Shark Week

Shark Week on Discovery ChannelIt’s hard to imagine that this the twenty-third year of Shark Week.  I remember back in 1991 when I first heard about it from a fraternity brother of mine.  He was hooked and was gathering others to watch along.  Being new to the whole “Discovery Channel” phenomena, I didn’t quite know what to expect, but after watching this series, I knew what it meant to “We’re going to need a bigger boat!”  Shark Week is now a staple event in our television watching each year and here are five reasons why you should be watching it. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - August 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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