a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


 Bowing to tradition as the world's biggest Catholic country, Brasil comes to a halt from today until sunday. It's the end of Lent and the green light to 'eat meat' again (whatever your interpretation of 'eat meat' is). Stripped of all its religious meaning, for most brasilians this is nothing more than an end-of-summer break and an excuse to eat an excessive amount of chocolate in the shape of Easter Eggs. I'm off to the country side, where I'll be working on a tan, in honor of the Easter Bunny whom we celebrate with this holiday - I think.

In celebration, my favorite Easter Story: "Jesus Shaves" by David Sedaris.