Friday, February 1, 2008

Mardi Gras Mambo

Down in New Orleans
Where the blues was born
It takes a cool cat
To blow a horn
On LaSalle and Rampart Street
The combo's there with a mambo beat

The Mardi Gras, mambo, mambo, mambo
Party Gras, pambo, mambo, mambo
Mardi Gras, mambo-ooh
Down in New Orleans
"Mardi Gras Mambo" by the Hawketts (of whom Aaron Neville was a member)

Just hearing these words get me all hyped up.

Yes, gang, it’s that time of year again. MARDI GRAS!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been invited to a couple of Endymion parties for tomorrow.

As soon as I get off work and drive the 50 minutes back to my house, mom, light of my life and I will pack up the car and drive ourselves down to New Orleans. It’ll take a long time to get there, but I took Lundi Gras (Monday) and Mardi Gras (Tuesday) off of work and am allowing light of my life to miss school.

Next to Christmas, this is my favorite holiday. It’s a non-stop party for 2 weeks. However, we’ll only be celebrating for 4 days.

My absolute all time favorite parade is tomorrow. It’s called Endymion and this year, it’s rolling in Mid-City again! Whoo hoo….’bout time.

We do that with a fairly large group of people. On Sunday, C, V and I will head downtown to celebrate Bacchus. On Monday, we will be Uptown at Orpheus and on Mardi Gras day, we will be in Metairie on Severn in the neutral ground.

Sounds like a foreign language doesn’t it?

I don’t have time to get a good post together today, but sometime on Monday (hopefully), I’ll be able to do a post about Mardi Gras history along with some pictures of this year’s celebration.

Have a good weekend and I’ll see y’all on Monday (but not Tuesday).

Thanks B for feeding the animals and keeping an eye on the house. I’ll get you some special beads!


Mama Dawg

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