We here at the Average Nobodies are not what you would call “good catholic boys”. As adolescents, we spent most Sundays in Sunday school until we realized we could bet on football and play softball instead. Sure, we show face at Christmas and Easter, but the big man upstairs (Bill Paxton) can’t be happy about that. That’s why we are taking Lent so seriously this year. It’s time to get back in the good graces of the church by giving up something for 40 days and 40 nights.
The Office/Parks and Recreation on Netflix
Let me explain. I’m not crazy, I promise. I am consistently labeled as a not-so-tough critic. I like most TV shows and I hardly ever find faults in movies (I’m an optimistic guy, sue me! Not you, Danica Patrick, you’ve done enough). In order to rebuild my reputation as the media tastemaker of a generation (I gave that title to myself), I need to realize my faults. Which brings me to my Lent pick. I am a culprit of staying inside my safe zone. I fall into the trap of only consuming media I know I will like. So I need to stop going back to crutches like Parks and Recs and The Office and try stuff outside my comfort zone. These 40 days are going to be trying on my spirit, but I know I can get through it. Like the great Michael Scott once said: “The worst thing about prison are the dementors”.
Beer & Alcohol
Full disclosure: I gave up beer for Lent last year and it went terribly. When I would go out to a bar or restaurant, instead of drinking beer, I would switch to hard alcohol, but I would still drink at the same pace as if I were drinking beer. I refer back to it as my dark place. But 2017 is a new year, and I’ m approaching Lent with a little more maturity. I also painstakingly mapped out the next 40 days to make sure I wasn’t missing out on any fun drinking holidays/events. The conclusion: I’m giving up beer AND alcohol for Lent this year. No Busch Light. No Jameson. No Sky Masteron’s. I’m going clean and pure for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Except wine. I wouldn’t want to upset Jesus by not drinking his delicious, oaky blood.
What are your Lent picks? Call, and leave a voicemail (401-285-8120) telling us what you’re giving up and we will play it LIVE on the Average Nobodies Podcast.