Happy Mardi Gras!!!


Happy Mardi Gras to everyone back home enjoying their 4-day weekend and to those of us far away from the parade routes. Back in the New Orleans – Mississippi Gulf Coast area, we get Lundi (Monday) and Mardi Gras holidays. My tradition since moving to Seattle is to wear my LSU t-shirt (I was a Miss State grad) and my “best” mardi gras beads on Mardi Gras. I love the looks people give me for wearing my beads – I think they think I don’t realize these are costume jewelry, b/c I’m wearing them at work.

Tonight, we’re hosting a small Hurricane party. Thanks Mom and Dad for the Hurricane glasses and mixes. Can’t wait to eat me some king cake tonight. Hmm, perhaps I’ll put a baby in each slice for the Mardi Gras newbies… =)

Note: a “king cake baby” is an inch-long plastic baby that is placed into a king cake from the bottom. The person who gets the baby in their slice of king cake has to buy the next king cake for the group. The first time I told someone up here in Seattle to be careful because the king cake has a baby in it, it was a traumatic experience for both of us =)

Comments (3)

  1. Sheeshers says:

    Quick! Quick! Take a picture of yourself wearing the T-Shirt and the beads right now and stick it on here!! 🙂

  2. sara ford says:

    I had to tone it down for work, so the picture wouldn’t be all that exciting. And, everyone who has ever done any Mardi Gras parades knows that too many beads can get really heavy after a while =)

    Maybe I’ll post a picture from tonight, if we get any good ones worth sharing.

  3. Jane Smolensky says:

    Glad that you had a wonderful "Hurricane" Party and a good King Cake.

    Love, Mom