Happy Mardi Gras! Today I’m interrupting your current Olympics obsession to remind you that today is Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, if you prefer).
Tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent, which means that today’s your last chance to live it up for the next 40 days. Whether you plan to participate in the season of fasting leading up to Easter or not, it’s a good enough excuse to have a little fun on a Tuesday.To those who choose to stay strong and stick to your New Year’s resolution deprivation diet, good for you. Now here’s your friendly reminder to check your current diet/exercise routine/clean-living lifestyle commentary at the door.
Before you say anything, just know that no one thinks fried food is good for them, or that excessive sugar in their diet is healthy. But everyone is entitled to a little indulgence every now and then, and it’s not your job to judge.
To the rest of you, enjoy your beignets, burgers, king cake, or whatever you choose to treat yourself with. For now, forget the guilt and laissez les bons temps rouler!
…Oh, and while you’re letting the good times roll, don’t forget to pick up something for your valentine…
…just for fun:
And now, back to the Olympics…