Category Archives: Mardi Gras

Beyond the Packing List: Tolerance and Humor at Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is not for the faint of heart.  It’s not a “vacation” in the sense that you will come home rested.  You’ll come home tired, maybe hung-over, hoarse, sore, possibly with a cold or upper respiratory infection (we like … Continue reading

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Random Mardi Gras Wisdom that Fits Nowhere Else

I think I’ve finished up whatever helpful information I have for Mardi Gras newbies; this is really more of a catch-all location for random tidbits that pop into my head as I am packing and planning for The Event.  Rather … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Packing and Survival Guide for Ladies (or anyone really)

I wrote this years ago and revise it every now and then.  It’s part one of a five part “tutorial”.  You cyberspace strangers don’t know this yet, but I’m kind of a Mardi Gras fanatic and over the years have … Continue reading

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The Flashing Manifesto

Disclaimers:   1. If you don’t have a sense of humor, you might not want to continue reading this. 2. I don’t know how much experience you’d need to be called an “expert” in this area, but I don’t claim to … Continue reading

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Males of Mardi Gras Field Guide

Quick disclaimer:  All men pictured in this blog post are Certified Bourbon Street Gentlemen, no matter what description they happen to be hanging out by.  You can consider them eye candy. Extra disclaimer:  I realize the gender binarism to this … Continue reading

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The Fable of Someday

I’m packing for a trip today, and tomorrow I leave for New Orleans. Yes, Mardi Gras.      I almost hate to tell people where I’m going when I travel (especially the annual Mardi Gras trip) because without fail, they … Continue reading

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A New Orleans Love Note

By 6:45 Sunday morning, both my bronchitis and my antibiotic decided I was done sleeping.  Looking out the hotel window, I see there is already a line forming at Mother’s.  It’s grey and sun is just starting to show off through … Continue reading

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