15 Reasons Lent is Kinda The Best Part of the Year By chris 03/04/2014 Albuquerque News Lent gets a bad rap. When people think of Lent, they think of having to give up something they enjoy and no meat on Fridays. But Lent doesn't have to be a buzzkill. In fact, if you think about Lent is kinda the best part of the whole year. Stephen Colbert makes Ash Wednesday look good. Because without Lent there would be no Mardi Gras. Good Friday = no school. Two words: Double. McFish. No meat on Fridays means shrimp tacos!! An excuse to give up bad habits, like smoking. Or drinking. To hear my grandmother repeat her favorite joke: "This year, I'm giving up water skiing for Lent." Oh, grandma. An excuse to watch your favorite Lent-themed movie. As if you needed an excuse to watch this Josh Harnett gem. Because Lent means there's only 40 days until Easter! And Easter dresses are the cutest things on the damn planet. For some reason M&M's taste better in pastel. And these delicious things are only available during Easter. Deciding what to wear to church. And remembering how Mass goes. Subscribe to get the best Albuquerque stories delivered free right to your inbox. Yes Please! Thank you for subscribing!