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Old 10-07-2014, 05:57 PM   #193
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Matt and his roommate, Ryan , are co-workers at a San Francisco dot-com company.. Matt is obsessed with his ex-girlfriend, Nicole , and his obsession repeatedly causes him problems during attempted one-night stands.. He confides his sexual problems to his brother, John , who is training to become a Catholic priest.. In an attempt to fix his problems, Matt vows to abstain from sexual stimulation, including masturbation, for the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent.. John warns Matt that chastity is not easy; meanwhile, Ryan starts a popular office pool to bet on how long Matt can last..Longer than you Huh Huh..Matt meets Erica, a cyber nanny, and they begin to date.. They face many challenges in their relationship, including her discovery of his celibacy vow and Matt's continuing feelings for Nicole.. Matt's co-workers make many unsuccessful attempts to persuade him to have sex in order to win the pool, and as the days pass Matt's obsession with sex grows.. At one point he angrily grabs a pornographic magazine from an office desk and begins to march towards a toilet stall in order to masturbate, but his co-workers stop him and convince him to maintain his pledge..

Lent is traditionally described as lasting for 40 days, in commemoration of the 40 days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent, before beginning his public ministry, fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by the Devil..In most of the West, it begins on Ash Wednesday. Different Christian denominations calculate its length differently..The number forty has many Biblical references: the forty days Moses spent on Mount Sinai with God (Exodus 24:18); the 40 days and nights Elijah spent walking to Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:8); the 40 days and nights God sent rain in the great flood of Noah (Genesis 7:4); the 40 years the Hebrew people wandered in the desert while traveling to the Promised Land (Numbers 14:33); the 40 days Jonah gave in his prophecy of judgment to the city of Nineveh in which to repent or be destroyed (Jonah 3:4)..It is the traditional belief that Jesus lay for 40 hours in the tomb which led to the 40 hours of total fast that preceded the Easter celebration in the early Church (the biblical reference to '3 days in the tomb' is understood as spanning 3 days, from Friday afternoon to early Sunday morning, rather than Three 24 hour periods of time)..There are traditionally 40 days in Lent which are marked by fasting, both from foods and festivities, and by other acts of penance..Aquinas also authorized the consumption of candy during Lent, because "sugared spices" (such as comfits) were, in his opinion, digestive aids on par with medicine rather than food..However, dispensations for dairy products were given, frequently for a donation, from which several churches are popularly believed to have been built, including the "Butter Tower" of the Rouen Cathedral..Giraldus Cambrensis in his Itinerary of Arch Bishop Baldwin through Wales reports that "in Germany and the arctic regions," "great and religious persons," eat the tail of beavers as "fish" because of its superficial resemblance to "both the taste and colour of fish".. The animal was also very abundant in Wales at the time..The 3 traditional practices to be taken up with renewed vigour during Lent are prayer (justice towards G), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards neighbour)..However, in modern times, observers give up an action of theirs considered to be a vice, add something that is considered to be able to bring them closer to G, and often give the time or money spent doing That to charitable purposes or organizations..., I'm not square, you're the one that's square..I realize now how much she's just like the others, cold and distant, and many people are like that, women for sure, they're like a union.. I first saw her at Palantine Campaign HQ at 63..She appeared like an angel..Use the codename!..Hardhat!.Hardhat! Radio dispatch, do you know who this is...

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