Mardi Gras was last week, which is always a fun time of year. The next day was Ash Wednesday, which signals the beginning of Lent, when good Catholics are supposed to give up things they enjoy for 40 days. Funny how religions generally and Christianity in particular seem to view things we enjoy as terrible for us... while viewing things that would otherwise seem despicable - like eating Jesus of Nazareth's flesh and drinking his blood - as divine. No human flesh or blood for me thanks, even if you call it symbolic. Make mine a cold beer and some Tex-Mex: that's divine in my book.
The end of Lent is Easter Sunday. Two days before Easter is so-called Good Friday, when Jesus was allegedly crucified. If I understand things correctly, God's perfect plan - in an effort for us to glorify God - was to send his son to be tortured and murdered, and for this we are supposed to love and worship God? Doesn't sound very "good" to me, even if it was a Friday.