Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Holy crap, it's already Lent

I can't believe it's Ash Wednesday already. This means two things: absolutely no meat for 40 days (I will miss you sushi) and SPRING IS COMING! Woohoo! My sandals will be able to come out of hibernation in .... three months.

I'm a fan of giving up meat for Lent, in some form or fashion - it's old school, but the fact of the matter is that the negative impact of meat consumption on the planet is huge. If you just can't step away from the bacon, do not despair - you do not have to be left out of the weeks of self-denial and austerity. The Daily Green has been kind enough to provide the eco-minded with some suggestions of what to give up for Lent.

Tasty animal based foods are not on the list. Instead, they ask you to forgo stuff like plastic and paper bags, bottled water, and dry cleaning. The only unrealistic one is giving up your clothes dryer - this might work in Southern California, but unless you have copious amounts of indoor space, that won't really fly in Seattle.

P.S. Catholic Bishops approve!

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