Quote of the week: “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to be third.”


Today is a twofer (two for one). It is the start of Lent and Valentine’s Day. What a day to start a Lent cleanse if you’re giving up sweets or alcohol. Is it legal to start giving up something for Lent a day later?

Growing up, I remember giving up soda and as I got older it was swearing less. Drinking water instead of the sugary, caffeinated drink was probably the hardest because I was used to drinking a soda every day.

Habits sure do die hard. Some impossible things to give up would be coffee and staying off social media entirely. I’m reluctant to try staying away from coffee, but I could try staying off of some social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.

Checking social media, especially on my phone, is almost an instant reflex. I would accidentally check Facebook and Snapchat without a doubt, so I would have a better chance of staying off Instagram and Twitter.

I don’t tweet hardly at all, I just follow other people and organizations. If you’re still looking for something to give, come join me on the social media train. It doesn’t have be to all social media platforms because I know it’s almost impossible to do.

I may suffer from FOMO or fear of missing out, but I think I will manage. I’ll just have a lot to catch up on afterward.

According to a 2014 Washington Post article, popular Lent sacrifices include school, chocolate, Twitter, swearing, alcohol, soda, social networking, sweets, fast food and homework.

Can work count as a Lent sacrifice?