I’m so confused by all the people I’ve talked to today who:

  1. Celebrated Fat Tuesday last night;
  2. …but don’t plan on celebrating Lent, starting today with Ash Wednesday.

Isn’t the whole point of the first, to get it out of your system in preparation for the second? Doesn’t it just turn Fat Tuesday into another meaningless excuse to drink and party and remove the context?

It’s true: America really is the United States of Amnesia. We have no context or history beyond last week.

That’s why I just drink and party when I want to. I don’t need no stinkin’ excuse. I may be an atheist but I have enough respect for others’ cultures and beliefs not to sully them with a nod-and-a-wink-type “celebration”.

This is my offical Creative Week rant.* Nobody said that Creative Week was going to be all happy-go-lucky.

* Unless I post another one.