Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy 4th Blogoversary To Me!

The Ironic Catholic was born March 11, four years ago. In mere hours, I got hit crossing the street by a rogue garbage truck. I'd like to say blogging pulled me through, except I'm absolutely determined to see these events as completely unrelated. I hope. Please.

The pop tart pictured is my sad little celebration picture this year since I gave up sweets for Lent, but have allowed myself an occasional pop tart, as it is technically a breakfast food. As I have told others--eating a pop tart during a Lenten fast on sweets is kind of like the addict suddenly taking up crafts to get access to the glue for sniffing. Goodness, I have a way to go on this mortification thing.

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging as much these months--it's mostly been a simple lack of extra time, being the mom of an infant, working full time, and generally ick and sick with the pregnancy. And the absolute lack of sleep doesn't contribute to snappy humor for me. But I'm certain--we're just getting started, people. After my four-year-old nap. And a pop tart. And assuming the truck doesn't find me again.



LarryD said...

Congratulations on 4 years of ironic blogging!

As to the Pop-Tart...if it has fruit filling, then it's classified as "breakfast food". The new "Blueberry Muffin" flavor falls into that category.

But if it's the Banana Split or Strawberry Milkshake, then you're real close to crossing the 'breaking a Lenten penance' line. Yes, fruits are in the descriptions, but seriously...who has a Banana Split for breakfast?

But if it's the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor - - - get thee to confession!!

Helen said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary!

I think if you eat the Poptart for breakfast, it's fine, but as a snack, it is not. But what do I know. I broke my fast last week Tuesday because a lady made the strawberry pie at the meeting special for me.... I have a way to go as well..

Robyn said...

PLEASE NO PICTURES OF POP TARTS DURING LENT. Groooaan. Wonder how long before the sweets-craving that your picture caused will go away... guess I'll have to offer it up!

The legalese rationalizations of other commenters are pretty funny, btw. What does it matter? Giving up sweets is a personal and non-obligatory decision, so you can make whatever exceptions you want.

Bob Y said...

Congratulations, Dr. Sue! Your 4th year anniversary post made me stop and count the number of months I have been blogging. I realize it has been since Oct. 08. Kind of gets to be a part of one's day.

I enjoy your humor and the comments of your readers.

Kate said...

happy blogoversary indeed! i always enjoy reading your posts, so i hope you keep at it for years ahead and that there aren't any more street-crossing accidents in your future!

Jean M. Heimann said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary! I enjoy your gems of wisdom and sense of humor. Maybe you could celebrate the day with an extra pop tart? ;)

Nuns Having Fun Growing Up Catholic said...

Thanks for making the bloggy world less like Purgatory. Congratulations.

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CMinor said...

Hope it was happy!

MissJean said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I started my blog during Lent 2008, but nothing came after me. Maybe it was a sign that your site would get a lot of hits. :)

Also, it's only a Lenten poptart if it's a tuna poptart. Blech. :(