That time of year when many Americans go crazy for gadgets, batteries, champagne, chocolates, and parties.
However, not us.
NO, the Orthodox Christian is fasting: no meat, no dairy, no wine or oil; no milk chocolate; no parties; no, no, No, NO!
Okay, fine. I can’t speak for you, but for me this Winter Festival – or whatever it’s called – is FULL of temptations.
For example the other night:
The wife, son, and I attended our oldest daughter’s “Winter” Concert, while our youngest daughter had her own school gig elsewhere. We arrived early and chose our seats carefully, especially since my wife had brought a camera and tripod for recording. Thus, we chose a front aisle seat, at a section break, so that the camera would not interfere with anyone’s view.
Mind you, we were early: 30 minutes prior to show time.
My first problem was the woman two rows behind me. You know the type: Yap, yap, yap … on and on and on … about the spectacular achievements of her son!
THEN, 1.5 songs into the dozen song concert, a big bulky man came noisily down the aisle bearing backpacks and equipment and began setting up his recording equipment right in front of me.
RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!
Did I mention he was big?
Did I mention the “right in front of me” part?
Did I tell you that I beat the living daylights out of him?
Okay, well ...
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