What are you giving up? (in Off-topic)

AdminTal Destra February 16 2010 2:19 PM EST

Lent in 2010 will start on Wednesday, the 17th of February and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 3rd of April.

What are you going to sacrifice?

I'm giving up Monster energy drinks and bacon.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] February 16 2010 2:57 PM EST

I was hoping to give up my homework. But I don't think that would work :(.

Mythology February 16 2010 2:57 PM EST

Women, and more precisely the pursuit of them :D

QBRanger February 16 2010 3:06 PM EST

Absolutely nothing.

winner winner February 16 2010 3:10 PM EST

I am going to give up being tricked by complete (insert word here)

AdminQBVerifex February 16 2010 3:10 PM EST

I'm going to give up posting in this thread.

Joel February 16 2010 3:50 PM EST

I'm going to give up general irresponsibility and lack of control! I'm going for gold!

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 16 2010 4:05 PM EST

I am going to give up my need to have fun and do my homework.
or maybe i won't, hard to tell.

DoS February 16 2010 4:07 PM EST

The seriousness of this thread has been given up on I see...

But I'm not giving up on anything. ;)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 16 2010 4:26 PM EST

my hope for a Ralph Macchio Karate Kid sequel

Unappreciated Misnomer February 16 2010 4:37 PM EST

but there is a new karate kid coming out...

i should give up buying a bagel and coffee at timhortons every morning

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 16 2010 4:44 PM EST

Last I heard it was Will Smiths son, in Hong Kong, renamed to the Kung Fu Kid with either Jackie Chan or Chou Yun Fat as Mr Miagi...

The heresy...

It's lke the new A Team, or most of all the turgid 'remakes' Hollywood is churning out.

As for lent, I've given up enough recently, I'm not giving up any more. :(

Demigod February 16 2010 4:52 PM EST

What am I giving up? This movie.


AdminShade February 16 2010 5:38 PM EST

I have no idea what Lent is so I guess I'm not giving up anything.

InebriatedArsonist February 16 2010 5:54 PM EST

As a Lutheran, Lenten fasting is generally considered to be optional. As my current lifestyle can hardly be considered hedonistic, I don't really see the need to give up anything for Lent.

Lord Bob February 16 2010 6:11 PM EST

Absolutely nothing.


Tabaldak February 16 2010 7:06 PM EST

I'm not giving up anything for Lent this year, and for that matter maybe as long as I live. Last year I gave up all forms of sugar and after seeing that my medication worked much better without the caffeine of Mountain Dew and feeling more energetic from much less carbohydrates I decided to give up soda for LIFE instead of just six weeks.

So from now on I may give up nothing for Lent.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] February 17 2010 3:15 AM EST

That kid makes Keanu look oscar worthy.

ResistanZ2 [The Knighthood] February 17 2010 3:26 AM EST

I think I'm going to cut back all soda and cigarettes. Permanently, though.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw February 17 2010 4:05 AM EST

I have one cigarette left... After smoking that one, I'll be able to quit again. It'll be easier this time because my antidepressant also reduces my nicotine cravings a LOT.

Pwned February 17 2010 4:19 AM EST

I don't want to be a quitter. You should follow through with your decisions 100%. Lol

Quitting smoking was one of the easiest things I've done recently. I smoked for about 10 years then quit cold turkey. easy peazy.

Sickone February 17 2010 4:33 AM EST

+1 on the "absolutely nothing" train

Salketer [big bucks] February 17 2010 4:43 AM EST

two thumbs up for Exile... I been smoking for 4 years, tried to stop 4 times during that, the last one being on new year eve and still am smoking... Sometimes I wonder if I really want to quit though. Maybe when I really want to, I will be able but still I would like to quit just for the confirmation that I can do it, not really because I want to.

Not sure if it makes sense...

AdminNightStrike February 17 2010 7:13 AM EST

I try to make permanent changes to my life as opposed to a temporary sacrifice of some vice.

Wraithlin February 17 2010 7:30 AM EST

I'm giving up losing in CB, so if you're currently farming me, please respect my lent and stop attacking me so I don't lose.

Trentin February 17 2010 8:16 AM EST

Cigs would be nice to leave.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] February 17 2010 8:20 AM EST

after using nicotine for around 25 years, i gave it and sodas up, a few years back. it can be done but ya really have to want it as opposed to others wanting you to quit.

QBRanger February 17 2010 11:17 AM EST

If you ever saw the lungs of a smoker, all black and tarry, you would have second thoughts about ever smoking again.

Then, I should have you come to the hospital and see the people with lung cancer. Those just after surgery to remove one of their lungs. And those with inoperable cancer getting chemotherapy. Knowing it will not cure them but trying to give them a few more months of life.

One day at work with me would almost certainly cure you of your smoking habit. Unless you have no inner desire to live.

Pwned February 17 2010 11:28 AM EST

ya really have to want it as opposed to others wanting you to quit.

This is very true. You must really want to quit.

QBsutekh137 February 17 2010 11:33 AM EST

Heh, Ranger, I've seen plenty of diseased livers. Doesn't stop me from drinking. *smile*

You're forgetting a little something called "quality of life". I know odds are good I'd live longer if I never drank, ate less fat, exercised more, never smoked a cigar, and ate more fiber and vegetables. But I wouldn't want to live those extra years in that case, because that wouldn't be life for me. So, if a smoker LIKES smoking, likes the way it feels, then they consider that a boon to their life quality.

Inner desire to live has not a thing to do with it. On the contrary -- my inner desire to LIVE is what is likely reducing my empirical life span! Huzzah!

dudemus, well said, you have to do it for yourself. My ex-wife struggles and struggles with quitting smoking (and yes, she knows what her lungs look like and is very afraid of getting sick or dying). She has quit several times, but has thus far always started up again. But at least a couple of those quitting times were for other people (me included), and that just doesn't work. I have a much better understanding of her addiction now, and being sympathetic toward it, and the first rule is basically to leave the other person alone.

As for Lent, I'm not giving up a thing.

Trentin March 3 2010 8:52 AM EST

I didnt quit cigs.
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