Fun With Ash Wednesday

I don’t know why I’m hung up on Universal’s Mardis Gras. Goodness knows, it’s not like I’m all uber-penitent and serious for Lent myself…

This morning, the wifey left for work before I did, and since we ran out of coffee (AAAAHHH!), my eyes did not focus on what she was wearing. Thus, it was not until I rushed home from work and we sped to church in order to make it to the Ash Wednesday service (with a pit stop at Wendy’s for a last bit of pre-Lent fatitude) that we noticed that we had color-coordinated our outfits (AAAAHHHH!). We do not do this on purpose. Ever.

On the way home, I needed to stop at Office Max and get some really nice paper (you know, just in case I needed to accidentally print a resume or something). A good Boy Scout is always prepared.

Well, nothing says “Run for the hills, we’re being invaded by Bible-thumpin’ Nazis” like a pair of identically dressed, middle-aged white folk with black crosses smudged on their foreheads.

I saw fear in the clerk’s eyes.

Venita said, “They’re looking at us like we’re aliens.”

Of course, it didn’t help that this triggered a spate of Muppet Alien talk (yip-yip-yip-yip. cow. brrrrrrring! yip-yip-yip) between us.

There was a moral here somewhere, but I’ll be darned if I know what it is.

Make sure you always have coffee?
Don’t color coordinate – even by accident?
Sesame Street and Ash Wednesday don’t mix?

I’m open to suggestions.

Sanity? I gave it up for Lent.

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4 Responses to Fun With Ash Wednesday

  1. Ric The Schmuck says:

    So, what are you REALLY giving up for lent, huh?

  2. Christine says:

    oh! That’s what I’m giving up for Lent!!!
    Thank you!

  3. robyn says:

    So are they still running the “More Mardi…more party!” commercials for the Universal thing? We make fun of that every year. Where else are you going to see .38 Special?

  4. Ric The Schmuck says:

    .38 Special played The Blue Hill Fair in lovely Blue Hill Maine this past fall. And they say we ain’t civilized out here in the woods….

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