So, as some of you may be aware, this is Fat Tuesday. It is a day to let it all hang out before the more liturgical Christians spend 40 days honoring the Lenten fast. Today a very nice Polish gentleman I work with brought in traditional cream-filled pastries. Yum!
So, get your King Cake while you are at it. That'll do as well.
This is also the day when I will see the most hits from people searching on Google or Yahoo for "Lint." Now, before you laugh yourselves silly, know that not everyone has even heard of Lent. Yes, there are many Christians who belong to traditions that simply ignore the fast all together. They don't even speak out against it as superstitious papism. And there are not enough Catholics around in some areas to explain why there is that big party in New Orleans every year.
I lived quite happily in that ignorance well into High School. I did not go to church and have still not been to the Big Easy. I had no idea what was going on...not the history of it at least. And, as hard as this might be to believe, it never occurred to me to ask. I just figured it was some odd hold over from Europe.
So, enjoy Fat Tuesday. Honor Lent. And if you came here looking for Lint, welcome. I am glad you stopped by. You can go here for details about Lent and the great fast.