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Happy Mardi Gras
February 12, 2002 6:03 AM   Subscribe

Happy Mardi Gras
posted by danOstuporStar (19 comments total)

 
"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?"

I brought Mardi Gras beads to the entire office today and I'm having beignets delivered this afternoon. But I'd give just about anything to be down on Rampart street today.
posted by ColdChef at 6:19 AM on February 12, 2002


Happy Shrove Tuesday, or pancake day.
posted by Summer at 6:26 AM on February 12, 2002


And Happy Chinese New Year!
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:31 AM on February 12, 2002


How do you say "Throw me something, Mister!" in Chinese?
posted by ColdChef at 6:38 AM on February 12, 2002


check that cam again three hours after the party's over: it'll be spotless. the new orleans street teams have every other city beat all hollow.
posted by patricking at 7:06 AM on February 12, 2002


What time do you have to tune in to see some bitties?
posted by uftheory at 7:07 AM on February 12, 2002


Here ya go, uftheory:
"Ginny Works the Floats"
posted by waffleboy at 7:11 AM on February 12, 2002


it's not about the, um, bitties, it's about the vomit. but check the 'best of' archives.

that's weird/cool about chinese new year. i wonder how often they fall on the same day?
posted by danOstuporStar at 7:27 AM on February 12, 2002


ah- meet me at Molly's On The Market - but not during this time of year! I like my puke and urine smell at a tad bit lower levels...hmm- maybe that's why I live in Baltimore- it's like N.O. Lite on the smell side (but w/ more murder and other bad stuff...and not as good food...damn)

To everyone there: have fun and be safe! Hoist a Hurricane for me!
posted by ayukna at 7:50 AM on February 12, 2002


Hey, the Camera is now roaming around the quarter and... HEY! NEKKID PEOPLE! holy Crapola!

I'm giving up sanity for Lent.
posted by ColdChef at 9:06 AM on February 12, 2002


what a gyp! I watched for 15 minutes...not one lousy Boob Flash! And here I sit with beads and everything...1500 miles away, but come on, what's a man gotta do?!

Ahhh...don't mind me. I just wish I was there. Booze, Jambalaya, Zydeco and Public Nudity sound like just the ticket for this overworked, freezing New Englander. So those of you down there, les Bon Temp Roullet!
posted by jonmc at 9:11 AM on February 12, 2002


Oh, and a big shout out to Abe Lincoln--the birthday boy today!
posted by ColdChef at 9:22 AM on February 12, 2002


goddess bless america. (not safe for work.)
posted by danOstuporStar at 11:03 AM on February 12, 2002


Happy Paczki Day!

One of the things I miss about living in Detroit--real paczki, not the overpriced jelly donuts that I compulsively buy out here on the prairie...
posted by eilatan at 11:27 AM on February 12, 2002


Booze, Jambalaya, Zydeco and Public Nudity

Ahh, that is truly heaven, jonmc! And add to that the free short stack that our fearless leader mentions in the sideblog, and you're done on yer way to freakin' nirvana!

And I must say how great it is that the boys have gotten into the flashing act as well... Booze, Jambalaya, Zydeco, Pancakes, Naked Boys... Um, how long do you think it takes to drive from New Haven, CT to New Orleans?
posted by evanizer at 12:04 PM on February 12, 2002


How Far is it?

Distance between New Haven, Connecticut, United States and New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, as the crow flies:

1227 miles (1975 km) (1066 nautical miles)
posted by ColdChef at 12:48 PM on February 12, 2002


Though, the temperature in New Orleans today is a chilly 52 degrees and dropping, so if you take "shrinkage" into account, it may not be worth your time, Evan.
posted by ColdChef at 12:55 PM on February 12, 2002


the boys have gotten into the flashing act as well...

Um, how long do you think it takes to drive from New Haven, CT to New Orleans?

Well, in honor of Mardi Gras for northeastern MeFites, I am typing this post naked;)
posted by jonmc at 3:20 PM on February 12, 2002


*stripping off sweatpants*

Great idea, jonmc! C'mon, everybody!

Hey, I think that's why I like MeFi so much... a place where 13,000 people in underwear or less get together to argue about the House of Saud, global economic policy, and pancakes!

Think about how many of us are in the altogether when we post...

ColdChef: (sigh) yeah, I forgot about the shrinkage. I imagined it was warm in New Orleans...

By the way, did anyone avail themselves of the free pancakes at IHOP today?
posted by evanizer at 3:39 PM on February 12, 2002


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