pancake day spring clean

We decided on Cracker Barrel at noon and I ordered the “Kid’s Pancakes” because it’s Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day. When you’re in the American South trying to follow an English tradition what this means, essentially, is instead of a nice crispy pastry you end up eating an entire kind-of-apple-pie, complete with whipped cream . I wont go on about the ridiculous portion size – on the CHILDREN’S MENU – because I ate it all but I will say it was the beast that broke the camel’s back.

Pancake Day

My Lenten list:

  • Facebook
  • – I understand the need to network. But my priorities are elsewhere at the moment. Eliminating Facebook would free up as much as an hour a day.

  • Sugar
  • – The refined stuff (above) does nothing but degenerate and destroy every tissue and organ in the body. Particularly detrimental to those of us with autoimmune issues. See: Chronic Inflammation and cut back on the carbs.

  • Television
  • – I don’t have cable or satellite but terrestrial telly is starting to eat away at my time. House, Castle, Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist, Bones (Sorry David). That’s five hours a week that could otherwise go toward writing. Or reading. Or running. Friday Fringe stays. Spooky action at a distance, thanks.

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    • JP Fanshawe
      Mar 10, 2011 at 14:15

      I like the Blog redesign. Very clean and elegant. Is this on Blogspot, or have you moved to another site? No message ability, though? Clearly you are in the states, and it would be nice to put a voice with your face! Are you near Beckley? Anyway, I have been thinking, a lot, about using some of your writing in a film. In fact, the film would be all writing by you, hopefully read by you, coupled with images of mostly inanimate things, landscapes. Would you be interested? Shoot me an email.

    • JP Fanshawe
      Mar 14, 2011 at 3:19

      Well, bummer….

      I could send you a couple of tests I have done along these lines using poems by Galway Kinnell. Clearly, I can’t get rights to that stuff, but if you aren’t interested just tell me. I won’t be offended.