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…Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

Happy Mardi Gras! Today I’m interrupting your current Olympics obsession to remind you that today is Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, if you prefer).

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent, which means that today’s your last chance to live it up for the next 40 days. Whether you plan to participate in the season of fasting leading up to Easter or not, it’s a good enough excuse to have a little fun on a Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry

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…Eat, Drink And Be Merry

mardi_gras_maskHappy Mardi Gras! For those of you not familiar with this Lenten tradition, it’s basically a great excuse to indulge your favorite food craving before giving it up for 40 days.

While I can’t help you with the food festivities, I can give you the online equivalent of binge eating with some mindless fluff to help you take your mind off more taxing matters.

So, to help you get into the Mardi Gras mindset, here’s a few worry free videos to give you a mental holiday at least… Read the rest of this entry

…let loose

...paper faces on parade

Happy Mardi Gras!

One of many holidays dedicated to excess and craziness.  Which can only mean one thing.  It has religious origins.

But party it up people.  It’s a solid month until your next excuse: St. Patrick’s Day.  And lest we forget, that S-T at the front end does in fact stand for something and I’ll give you a hint: it’s not street.

Sorry for that, but what would the beginning of Lent be without a little Catholic guilt.

My Mardi Gras will sadly be bead-less this year.  After a 4-mile run this morning, I will shortly begin my 7 hour standing spree while helping others enjoy Fat Tuesday.

But to the rest of you, enjoy yourselves! Party it up, just remember…Lent starts tomorrow…

And don’t feel too bad for me.  I’m still having a pretty good day.  After two days of doing my personal rendition of a peg-legged pirate I can now fully extend my leg!  It’s the little victories.

I suppose I should have taken more than one day off from running considering, but there is such a thing as running cabin fever…and I had it bad.

…bi-daily smile…