Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Mardi Gras

Why Mardi Gras is better than other holidays.

On Thanksgiving you watch a parade and eat turkey.
At Mardi Gras you watch parades and eat Popeye's Fried Chicken.

On Halloween little kids dress up in costume and beg for treats.
At Mardi Gras everyone dresses up in costume and begs for treats.

On Easter you hunt for colored eggs.
At Mardi Gras you hunt for a restroom.

On Valentines you give the ladies candy and hope for a kiss.
Mardi Gras you give the ladies beads and hope for more.

On St. Patrick's Day you drink green beer.
hurricanesAt Mardi Gras you turn green from your first meal of the day, a Lucky Dog with everything on it at 7AM.

On the 4th of July we watch fireworks and drink beer.
Mardi Gras we watch fireworks and drink hurricanes.

FoolOn New Year's Day we party like there is no tomorrow and make resolutions.
Mardi Gras we party for days and days and ask for absolution.

On Labor Day you are reminded to be grateful for your job.
Mardi Gras the last thing you can remember is your job.kingcake

On your Birthday you eat cake and remember you are a year older :-(
Mardi Gras you eat King Cake and are reminded to make your reservations for next year!

On Christmas you wait for a big fat man to bring you presents.
Bourbon StreetAt
Mardi Gras you wait for the police on horseback to clear the streets at midnight on Fat Tuesday.

In New Orleans Fat Tuesday is an official holiday.
Everywhere else it is just another Tuesday.

Finally, all the other holidays last only one day. Carnival season starts January 6th and lasts until Ash Wednesday.

Is that cool or what!


I am off the porch and on the streets!

Mardi Gras in Mobile is a time to see old friends and make new ones!

My friend Paula is coming in from Atlanta with her two daughters, Stacy, Craig and their four boys are headed this way,so the prime floor space goes to the person who comes in first!

I am never happier than when I am surrounded by those I love....let the good times roll!



b4i8clover said...

Enjoy yourself, Marti. Make it all it was meant to be.

jtuwliens said...

Glad to know you're doing well and nothing can stop a good time from being had!  Party on...

lurkynat said...

Happy Marti gras Cutie pie! love,natalie

shayshaydc said...

Have fun and be safe!!!

lifes2odd said...

That does it! I'm packing and moving in next door to you! Sounds like my kind of life! Have fun!!! Martha :-)

am4039 said...

hurry back so we can hear some more of your wonderful stories.  I want to hear all about mardi gras too.