Think I might have a few drinks tonight. Heavy religious drinks for non-religious reasons. A little mid-week warmup from this endless Detroit winter. My Catholicism lapsed a long time ago but I still love the rituals and I do love the notion of fattening up on lard and barleycorn before fasting or pretending to fast. A collective nationwide party before reflecting on how terrible we are and trying to improve. Something approaching this anyway.
I just realized my three favorite nights for late night mid-week drinking are all moveable feasts: Mardi Gras, Holy Thursday (join me in 40 nights for the Last Supper Party) and the night before Thanksgiving.
Put on some dixieland and sunglasses and tip a few fingers back. Cheers!