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.
At Mardi Gras you give the ladies beads and hope for more.
On St. Patrick's Day you drink green beer.
At 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.
At Mardi Gras we watch fireworks and drink hurricanes.
On New Year's Day we party like there is no tomorrow and make resolutions.
At Mardi Gras we party for days and days and ask for absolution.
On Labor Day you are reminded to be grateful for your job.
At Mardi Gras the last thing you can remember is your job.
On your Birthday you eat cake and remember you are a year older :-(
At 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.
At 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!