Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mardi Gras

I love the irony of Mardi Gras. The only reason Mardi Gras exists is because it's the day before Lent, which is a time of prayer, penance and fasting. So what do most people do to prepare themselves for this extended time of solemnity and sacrifice? PARTY LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW BABY!

Gotta love those unintended consequences.

Check out the parade cam if you feel left out. Look here for answers to those important and frequently asked questions like, "Do I have to flash to get beads?" or "Can I bring my kids to Mardi Gras?" My favorite answer?
"Unless you want to answer uncomfortable questions, you should never take a child down Bourbon Street."
Good advice at any time of year.


vanckirby said...

being a protestant and not a catholic, i dont observe lent. not that i believe there is anything wrong with lent. i agree about the absurdity and contradiction of mardi gras.

vanckirby said...

thought you might find this interesting. its from a fellow blogger that i hunted with a few times this year. he is anglican.



Ragin-Cajun said...

OFS may refer to himself as old, fat and slow, but let it not be said that he is not well read. I enjoyed reading his stuff. Thanks for the post.