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What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

I just strolled down 5th Avenue and saw a lot of people which smudges on their foreheads.
After all our Mardi Gras festivities yesterday, I am surprised I forgot today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

Traditionally, the 40 days of Lent were a pre-Easter period of fasting...but now most people who observe the holiday give up something near and dear to their hearts to help them consider growth, penitence and simplicity. In the past, I've given up gossip websites, chocolate, beer. I better get on the stick and decide about '08. What about you?