LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!!!
Except now it's officially the day after Mardi Gras here in Central Time, which means it's officially Lent. Awww.
Wow, Mardi Gras! Always fun. Last year I went with the marching band to do a parade in Mobile, Alabama. It was wet and very cold, but I still had a really good time. I even got a good poem out of the experience (which you can find in my digital portfolio under the title "Mardi").
This year, I had no obligations with the band, so I stayed home and celebrated with the French Club. It was a fun little party! I helped a little bit with the planning, and I'm glad it went well. The club was joined by the French Louisiana class, who had to attend the party for a grade. I have a friend in that class, so it was even more fun. I chatted with some people around the table and ate king cake and other snacks.
I also wore Mardi Gras beads all day, which attracted a few stares because wearing Mardi Gras beads around campus is apparently not a thing people do. But it's a thing I do.
I think Mardi Gras sneaked up on everyone this year. Did it come earlier than usual? I feel like it came earlier than usual.
One of my professors actually brought king cake to class. I found the baby! On top of that, I got some nice comments on my latest workshop piece. It was a good class.
WOOHOO! BEADS AND REVELING! AND JAZZ MUSIC! AND KING CAKE! AND SINGING AND DANCING! AND PURPLE AND GOLD AND GREEN! YAAAAAAAAY!
Now to ponder what I'm going to give up for Lent... Can I give up essays?
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