Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Going to the Parades Tomorrow

Several years ago I wrote an entry for my old journal and styled myself as the Mardi Gras Grinch. I didn't hate Mardi Gras so much as I hated not being able to reach my house by any route at all while the parades were in swing. The only way in or out was to walk and so I was the grinchiest of grinches. That seems to have changed for this year at least. I find myself very curious about the New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition. There is a lot that is the same but even more that seems to be different here.

Tomorrow is fat Tuesday and I had hoped to catch at least one parade. I have even been invited to go with friends to several but work and homework call. I was sick this weekend so I did not get any homework done. That is also the reason I did not go into work today so if I don't go tomorrow my check won't even be worth looking at. I also have a test, a thesis sentence, outline, and bibliography due on Wednesday.
Furthermore, I have all my hermeneutics homework to finish. My Research and Writing professor jokingly advised us to bring our Turabian manual to study in between parades, but I know that is not an option. So I dutifully declined the invitation to the parade. I have to say that there is a lot of gnashing of teeth going on here tonight though! Grrrr.

RW

8 comments:

Dorrie said...

Pity you won't be going... it might have been fun.

I'll be going to a parade with my grandkids today. I wrote an entry about the German tradition of carnival the other day.

Silentwhisper said...

Fat Tuesday? Does that mean
all the skinny one's have to stay in doors for the day?

Chuckles...

Fin said...

Well, "hermeneutics" sent me off to an internet dictionary.

Judy said...

They celebrate Fat Tueday is Miami Beach too! Everyone pig's out and lots of food all over the place, there's even a restaurant by the name of Fat Tuesday's.

GirlBlogger said...

Hope you get everything done!

jadedj said...

Well, Judy beat me to it. Having lived in Miami, I was going to mention Miami Beach's version of Fat Tuesday.

Sorry you won't get yours.

fragilewisdom said...

Hi Dorrie; I hope you and your grandkids enjoyed the parade!

:)Whisper, I am going to write and entry in a day or so about that so I will answer your questions then; I hope.

Do feel smarter now Fin?

Hi Judy, I will have to check out Mardi Gras in Miami one day and see how it compares.

I got a lot done GB but not everything. Oh well :)

Hello J, At least there's always next year!

Fin said...

Six people were shot in the NO Mardi Gras festivities, in what is almost becoming another N O "tradition@.