Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Shrove Tuesday

Some people celebrate Mardi Gras by getting drunk, high, naked, wild--going to New Orleans or Rio, doing things they will regret later, or things they won't remember later.

Methodists, as a group, don't do any of that. Our idea of a wild time is getting together in the fellowship hall for a pancake supper. Woo hoo. So I volunteered to help out, and, along with the other members of my Bible study group, served lots of pancakes and sausage and juice and coffee. I was home by 7:30, and I won't have a hangover tomorrow.

What can I say--I've never really craved life on the wild side.

11 comments:

yellojkt said...

Never been to a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner even though Catholics have them all the time. My toruble is finding something meatless to eat on Ash Wednesday and the next six Fridays.

CagedRabbit said...

Crabcakes, yellojkt - you live in Baltimore, for crying out loud. Steamed Chesapeake Bay crabs, Crab Imperial, fish 'n chips, vegetable lasagna, grilled cheese sammiches (or Welsh Rabbit)...

yellojkt said...

I can do crabcakes. We also keep canned clams on ham for linguine. Cheese pizza is another old standby.

Sara said...

I didn't even realize it was Mardi Gras time until Mardi Gras was passed. We don't have Shrove Tuesday or Lent or anything similar in my religion, so these things pass me by.

Cheese pizza sounds good now.

Anonymous said...

Haha, you got blog-spam! I've never seen that before! I'm way behind on your blog.. plenty to read in the backdated entries.. but have you stopped updating? Looks like it.. daily, at least. Aww. And you were doin' good!

Alice

Pixel said...

Mmm, pancakes... We have a little Episcopal church in my neighborhood that always has a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, but for whatever reason, we've never attended it.

Although I'm not a practicing Catholic, (or practicing anything), I still feel the urge to eschew meat on Fridays during Lent. Is that weird? I'm still looking for a decent fish sandwich in the DC area. They're a dime a dozen in Western PA, where the Catholic population is huge, but down here, they're as scarce as hen's teeth. I had some great fish tacos last Friday, though!

Why am I rambling in your blog? I have no idea. Avoiding working, probably :-)

Anonymous said...

George Romney was president of American Motors when I bought one of his products, a red, Rambler American. He later made a run at the U.S. Presidency and would have done well, except he couldn't get nominated.

As an apology of his teetotaling life style he is quoted saying, "When I get up in the morning I know that that is as good as I am going to feel all day."

Dad

Karen said...

Ha, Dad, I have quoted that line many times, but never gave Romney credit for it. He may have been quoting George Bernard Shaw, that's who I remember seeing it attributed to in the past. But when I looked on the internet, I saw people referring to Frank Sinatra, and all kinds of other people--so I guess it's more or less of a proverb or folk saying. It's a good line, anyway.

Mom said...

Alice,

Yes, it looks like the ReadThinkLive blog is down for Lent. I'll be back on Easter, illustrating the concept of Resurrection!!

CagedRabbit said...

Ha ha, kb, I was just going to ask when Easter is so I'll know when to check for a new blog entry! I'll be looking forward to it, along with the chocolate bunnies...(sorry, didn't mean to go pagan on you - although surely they didn't have chocolate bunnies - oh, never mind, clearly I need more sleep!)

Karen said...

cr,

Just a couple more weeks--and meanwhile, I'm working on a website that should be ready for a debut by then too--it will feature articles by Achenbach and his erstwhile colleagues at Tropic Magazine. Some good stuff.