Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bless me father for I have...sinned?

I have a confession or two to make regarding my Lenten giving-things-up plan. I haven't done as well this year as I did last year. However, last year I gave up one thing and didn't cheat. This year I gave up three things and cheated twice. That's not so bad, is it?

I gave up drinking; but On St. Patrick's Day, I drank ONE Long Island Tea. Hey, if you're going to bust a promise to God, you might as well go big, right? It didn't get me drunk, so I'm not really sure it counts. Actually, I didn't even get a buzz. I also gave up shopping, but I bought this over the weekend along with $50 worth of karaoke CDs.

I still have two weeks of Lent to go and I'm going to muddle through. Here's my shopping list for the first opportunity I have to do some shopping right after I get back from a week at the beach which will, no doubt, include about six weeks worth of alcohol. Hmmm, that's about the length of Lent, isn't it? I guess I didn't buy much Heaven time with this little show of devotion after all.
  • Elliott Yamin's new CD
  • more karaoke CDs
  • Perfume: Escape, Euphoria
  • sandals
  • summer clothes
  • weights
  • shredder
  • DVD-R/VHS for my DVR machine
  • one of those cool car battery jumpers you plug into your cigarette lighter
  • fireproof box (I FINALLY GOT MY PASSPORT!!)
  • electric drill/screwdriver (I have some remodeling to do)
  • electric toothbrush (mine bit the dust...BIT the dust...get it?)
  • charger for my new cell phone (my son gave it to me...I didn't buy it)
  • leather case for my new phone
  • big ass trip to SAM'S!
  • browse my shopping cart and buy more stuff

Come on Easter!


Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...


Anonymous said...

Hey! You know what I want to do this summer between semester? Take some of those free DIY courses and then have a good reason to buy my own circular saw. I want an arbor whenever I actually get a house.

Baby Sis

Laurie said...

Jen - Yes!!!

Baby Sis - And, it will give me a good reason for a couple of trips to the emergency room.

se7en said...

Heh, know what I gave up for lent? I gave up giving up stuff for lent! LOL


Larry Jones said...

I think you can mitigate the damage to your eternal soul if you first use the karaoke machine to sing a little penance. "Amazing Grace," for example, or three "Our Fathers" and three "Ave Marias."

After that, ROCK ON!!!

Leslie said...

I think Larry Jones is on to something. A karaoke jam for Jesus should clear things up.

Laurie said...

Se7en - :)

Larry - Genius!!

Leslie - I think it just might work.

Lorna said...

the perfume sounds good---we're forbiden to wear it at the palce where I work, and at my doctor's office---I should get back at them by buying a Karaoke box and serenading them....

Grimm said...

Nice karaoke machine! Like I said, you do know how to party!

I heard very good reviews about Elliott's CD, please give us a review when you listen to it.

My to buy list whenever we get our income tax:

1) Whatever the wife will let me.

Laurie said...

Lorna - That's the ticket!

Grimm - I can't wait to buy his CD. It's really funky. I'm all about the funk.

pokerboss said...

I wasn't gonna mention this until after lent, but since you brought up drinking and karaoke, Fat Mac's has karaoke night on Friday. Finally, we don't have to get drunk in the middle of the week to make complete asses out of ourselves!

Laurie said...

Pokerboss - THAT'S PERFECT!!! It's so close to my house, I could practically walk there. We'll definitely have to do that and then we can all come to my house for more karaoke when it gets too crowded at the Fat Mac microphone. :)

Sylvana said...

You are hard core karaoke.

I want that machine.

Laurie said...

Sylvana - Hard core...oh, yeah...that's me. :)