tomorrow is ash wednesday and beginning of lent. i have never really participated in the ritual of giving something up for 40 days, but this year i have inclination to go without something in rememberance of jesus christ dying on the cross for me. thoughts so far would be meat which would be a hard for me, but i guess that's the point. dessert, ice cream, chocolate, wine. hum probably meat would be the most impactful, yikes. i am a vegetarian (for the next 40 days).