Thursday, February 22, 2007

Happy Mardi Gras... a day late!

Well, I wanted to post yesterday a big shout out to all my New Orleans pepes to say Happy Mardi Gras and that I am sooo sad that I am missing it this year. This is the first time in 13 years that I have missed a Mardi Gras- can you believe that? It's crazy not having Lundi Gras off, much less Fat Tuesday. I actually spent my Lundi Gras with my friend Jay Heneghan in Santa Fe, New Mexico (we know each other from New Orleans) and woke up on Fat Tuesday to the sweet sounds of "Mardi Gras Mambo" that Jay put on as I got ready for work. It was nice to be there with her on Mardi Gras day to at least be with someone who really appreciates the day. And another big shout out goes to Jay for the awesome margaritas and food on Monday night and letting me crash at your awesome pad! The most fun was listening to you play the piano and jamming on the guitars with Jim when we got home.... good times.

So I am feeling a bit homesick these days talking to friends back home who were going to parades, eating king cake and dressing up on the big day to parade around uptown and the quarter. Just wanted to say thanks for all the nice phone calls to wish me Happy Mardi Gras and know that I am thinking of all of you guys and will make a point not to miss it next year!

The funny thing about Mardi Gras was that even in New Mexico, people were throwing Mardi Gras parties and wearing beads in honor of the day! They do recognize out here.... that's what I'm talking about! Hope everyone had a fun and safe Mardi Gras!

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