Friday Stats and Memes

For rather obvious reasons, a lot of people have been getting to my blog through various search combinations of ‘lent’, ‘meat’, and ‘vegetarian’. Not one, not two, but FOUR FIVE! HOLY CRAP! LOADS of people got to my blog using the search string “Can You Eat Chicken In Lent If You’re Catholic?”

Of course you can. Whether or not you should is between you and God.

And, you know, shouldn’t you be asking a priest or spiritual advisor or someone in your parish instead of, like, Google?

Edit 3-14-07: More people every day get here by this search string, or its cousins. So, here it is: Roman Catholics are to abstain from meat every Friday of the year, which includes Lent. Eastern Orthodox have a much more complex system that does turn vegan (no cheese no eggs no fish) at times. No matter what denomination you are, consult your spiritual advisor before taking on any spiritual discipline like abstinence or fasting or praying the Daily Office, not some wierd woman on the Internet. And chicken is MEAT! OH MY GOD WHERE WERE YOU DURING BIOLOGY CLASS?!?

And now, it’s time for Friday Playlist Fun and Games. This is the time of the week where I hit shuffle on my iPod and post the first ten songs to pop up, so everyone can point and laugh.

  1. Roxanne – MPS Moulin Rouge
  2. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – John Lee Hooker
  3. Rest in Peace – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical “Once More With Feeling”
  4. In My Life – Johnny Cash
  5. Traenme Paz – Patricia Vonne
  6. Oveture – OBC Monty Python’s Spamalot!
  7. Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
  8. First Candy – MPS Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  9. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Live) – Paul McCartney and U2
  10. You Are My Sunshine – Norman Blake
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3 responses to “Friday Stats and Memes

  1. “Rest in Peace”?

    I love that you have Spike on your iPod! I might laugh, but only in joy at recognizing a kindred spirit.

    🙂

  2. Jen

    Just for a clarification, it’s only Fridays and Ash Wednesday during Lent that are days of abstinence. (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting, as well.) Fasting and abstinence on other days is encouraged, but not mandated. There are a lot more people this year than in previous years who think that meat may not be eaten on other days of Lent. Actually you’re supposed to abstain from meat on all other Fridays of the year, not just in Lent.