Being lds and all, sometimes I wonder about other religious holidays. I don't think so much about the religious symbolism of the holidays as much as just the traditions and practices you can see from afar. Hannakah, for example, looks like so much fun, because you get to light all those candles. Ramadan, not so much. One fast Sunday per month is more than enough for me, thank-you very much. I have no idea what to think of Palm Sunday, Assumption Day, Yom Kippur, or numerous other holidays that show up on my calendar.
So yesterday my calendar said Fat Tuesday. In case you were wondering, Fat Tuesday is not actually a reference to the Tuesday after your Super Bowl Party. And the fact that it worked out that way is supposedly a "coincidence". Unfortunately in this house it was more of a descriptive term than a traditional holiday.
And then don't forget it was also Super Tuesday.
So now I'm just calling it Super Fat Tuesday.
(But all is not lost. Since I really don't have any idea how much I weigh, and my scale seems to recalibrate itself randomly, I just set it to what I thought I weighed. I feel so much better now, don't you? )
Now about Ash Wednesday, which as it turns out? Not a reference to my cooking.