Friday, February 01, 2008

Mardi Gras Madness!

(This picture is one I found online, but it's of a parade we went to, Krewe of Carrollton).
Okay, I still haven't found our camera cord to upload our Mardi Gras pictures, and we will have lots more pictures to take and post in the next few days. We are hitting up two parades tomorrow (NomToc and Endymion), two on Sunday (Thoth which comes in front of our house! and Bacchus), two on Monday (Proteus and Orpheus) and at least two on Tuesday (Zulu and Rex)...oh man, we are going to be all paraded out! Here's a little funny to keep you until I get the pictures up...and yes, people are THIS serious about Mardi Gras!

You Know You are a Mardi Gras Addict When...

Your first priority for buying a house is if it's on a parade route or not.

You know your choice of a mate is correct if they live on a parade route.

You choose your friends based on if they live on a parade route or not.

You marry into a family with a house on a parade route.

You can tell the day of week by which parade is rolling that day.

You know how many floats are in a parade, and when to leave so that you can catch all the other parades in the area on that same day.

You catch 6 or 7 parades in less then a twelve hour period and then go home and watch the television coverage and then get up in six hours to repeat this process..

You sleep out under some type of make shift tent at midnight in the pouring rain so you can have a prime spot for a parade that won't be there until that next afternoon.

You know where all the clean bath rooms are on the parade routes.

You purchase vehicles that are large enough to haul everyone to the parade.

You have your own potty john in the back of a pickup truck.

You carry all type of rain gear, jackets, and change of clothes just in case the weather changes while out that day.

You have memorized all the back streets behind the parades so that you can get from one parade to another without missing a float..

You know where there are spots to park next to parade that no one else does making it easier to get to the next parade.

You have each one of your family members trained to know what to pick up and load onto and into van/truck with the efficiency of a pit crew at a car race; to minimize the time it take to get to all the other parades.

You can pack up and set up in under one minute for the next parade.

You own a complete wardrobe of purple, green and gold clothes to last the entire Mardi Gras. Plus making sure it is both for summer or winter weather

You own a Purple Green and Gold Bathing Suit.

You remember people's names on specific floats so the next time you see the parade you will go holler for that krewe member to get some beads.

You know what parades throw what.

You have a Christmas Tree Decorated in Purple Green and Gold

You have your tree up through Fat Tuesday.

You eat at a bad restaurant 2 hours before a parade just so that you have a place to park in their parking lot, which just happens to be on a parade route.

You get a job with a company that has a business on a parade route.

*And let me tell you, Matt and I do have a purple, green, and gold Christmas tree decorated in our apartment! :)

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