Those of you that know me, will know that I don’t tend to take religious dictats too seriously like lent (though I didn’t smoke crack during daylight hours during Ramadan), however for the last couple of years, I have given something up.
In 2011, I gave up “ent”. That meant that I could not use words like “bent” or “silent” in my vocabulary.
In 2010, I gave up paper clips. It was easier than you may think.
So the quest was on today for something to give up:
Magpies? I always salute the first magpie I see each day. I cannot feasibly give this up as it may give me bad luck for 40 days.
Sausage rolls? No, I cannot be giving up the only thing that is edible in Tesco Express for those hangovers where walking to town/cooking is impossible.
Gravy? The whole point of lent to me is not to give up something I depend on. Gravy is life.
But on the way home I finally had a stroke of genius, and updated my Facebook status as thus:
I’ve finally worked out what to give up for lent; only the observant among you will be able to work it out, I will blog about it later…shock horror -)
Nobody seemed to get it.
I told you what I was going to give up for lent.
And then I said only the observant would get it.
And then I missed something out 3 characters from the end of said status…
Anyone get it yet???
Yes, I am giving up semi-colons for lent.
I think that is quite suitable.
Wish me luck. It’s going to be tricky.