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What would you do without Adequacy?
Get up and watch the sunrise 18%
Say the rosary 9%
Get some damned exercise 18%
Attend to the important things in life 36%
Sit in front of the TV, snarfing potato chips 18%

Votes: 11

 Have a Solemn Lent

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Feb 12, 2002
I log in to post a Lenten diary, and it appears that Mr. Rightmann has already posted a Lenten article. Oh well, I will write this before I read the article. So if I repeat, or contradict anything he says, it is totally unintentional.

More diaries by First Incision
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An Afternoon Downtown
First Incision, American Television Viewer, Condemns
A marching band has made me cry
Band of Brothers
A request for a book review
My TV crush
Biochem, and other useful sciences
The Air Force
A quote for the readers of Adequacy
Hollywood has lied to me
New Toys
Thomas Kinkade vs. RMS
My newfound non-conformity
Shot Glass vs. Rosary
Analyze this
The recession can't touch me!
Cold Turkey
She's not my queen!
Thomas Kinkade: Jigsaw Review
My brush with a playmate
Playmate update
Biblical sexiness
"The Blinding Dawn" or "Breakfast at PizzaHut
The Caffeine Fix
Muppets in a courtroom?
*END* IP Token
The US Civil War
King Cotton
God and High Society
[I am saddened that] the Hypermints are gone.
You have broken my will
Glasses make people ugly.
Operation Enduring Uptime
Am I a 75-cent whore?
Vice Principal checks for thongs and bras
Square bacchanal
Snoozing through Star Wars
Thank you, allies.
My Father, the geek
Southern Belle Asian Chicks
Adequacy scooped by Fortune
A Down Home 4th of July
A question for the atheists
A dream of Communism and porno
I am dating a liberalist
I'm thinking of joining the Citizen Corps
Shotgun Weddings
I s God punishing my parents?
My Day at the Monestary
On nations and ethic groups
Lent is, in many ways, a wonderful time of the year. I have often flirted with the idea of an ascetic lifestyle, but have never had the guts to go through with it. I am always trying to improve my relationship with God and the members of the Church, but of course I can never be perfect.

Lent is a wonderful time to work on these goals. Every year, I take stock in my life. What am I falling short in? What are my vices? What is distracting me from my goals.

Usually, when I try a little self-denial for Lent, it is not permanent. The goal is to give up something cold-turkey, so I can return to it in moderation.

I try to keep these things private, but there is one change I am will make public on this forum. Currently, my worst vice is Adequacy. It sucks me in, and distracts me from my studies. Often the subjects brought up dominates my thoughts. It is probably making me more of a jerk.

So, for the duration of Lent, I am giving up After 6 weeks, I will return with a better appreciation of life, spare-time, and the wonderful and not-so-wonderful people here. Hopefully, I will post responsibly, sparsely, and intelligently.

In the meantime, I urge you to observe a season of fast and meditation, no matter what your religious persuasion. Lenten observance is on the upswing among Protestant denominations such as Baptists. Even if you aren't a Christian, I am sure you can see the personal benefits of such a season.

So, until Easter, I bid you all adieu.


Good luck, First Incision (none / 0) (#1)
by Adam Rightmann on Tue Feb 12th, 2002 at 01:10:05 PM PST
See you after Easter.

A. Rightmann

Bittersweet (none / 0) (#2)
by hauntedattics on Wed Feb 13th, 2002 at 06:11:01 AM PST
I'd tell you not to leave, since I enjoy your comments and diary entries so much, but I have too much respect for what you're attempting here. See you in April, I hope...

Vaya con Dios, buddy! (none / 0) (#3)
by chloedancer on Wed Feb 13th, 2002 at 06:37:36 PM PST
May you enjoy your respite from the electronic realm and here's hoping we have the pleasure of your company again after the time of rebirth.


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