After da Fat

Alright Mardi Gras is over šŸ™Ā Ā  However, I’m having two different King Cakes that were delivered, yes, in the blizzard (kudos to Fedex and UPS, not the regular mail) on this Thursday that I rescheduled to host my entrepreneurial group. I just have to linger with one more Mardi Gras thing. I would be remiss if I did not mention Muses — the Krewe (organized group of masked revelers in New Orleans speak) that does a great spoof on current events, politics and politicians as well as their native city. If you click their link it will take you to all of their float designs that were inĀ  this year’s parade. The theme was Muses Night Fever. Here’s a little sneak peak below, but you’ll recognize these classic favorites like: “Take a Chance on Me,” “Upside Down,” “Fema,” That’s the Way I Like it,” and ” Leak Out”— just to name a few….Wait a minute, I’m starting to sound like Ryan and Colin of “Who’s Line is it Anyway’s Greatest Hits.” (that show was a blast)…Back to Muses, I think they are a riot and have very clever, poetic and sometimes hard hitting and even vulgar lyrics that seem appropriate. They bring a sense of humor to even the most unlaughable situations — that seems to be the New Orleans’ way and culture:

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They even have one called, “Skunky Town,” for Sydney Del Torres, New Orleans’ famous Trashman. BTW, I grinned and beared the opening show on TLC. Sad to say, I don’t think it is gonna last long.

Linking back to last Wednesday’s post on the Super Bowl Ad, which is what I used to watch the Super Bowl for — up until the Saints; there was a special on CBS on Sunday on the best Super Bowl ads of the last 10 years. Here’s the review: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6205091n&tag=api. Some are funny, but I remember funnier ones than these. Do you?

3 in 1

This is a similar entitled post to the one I wrote today, In Between, for my other blog Slipcovers for Your Walls, but with a different take. Three in one can mean several things for the purpose of this post: 1) three sequential holidays, Valentine’s, Presidents Day and Fat Tuesday, celebrated in the one in between with this post today; 2) and with a Mardi Gras celebration, the Saints winning the Superbowl and what positive things that means for New Orleans; and finally, 3) a triple snow storm punch leading to the largest snowfall on record — more due today. That’s a lot of things to recognize at once.

Happy belated Valentine’s Day. Happy Presidents Day today and Happy Fat Tuesday tomorrow! Mt. Rushmore is a pretty remarkable piece of art isn’t it?

Mt. Rushmore. Photo Ā© by Dean Franklin via Rim of the World blog

You know, I discovered that it is hard to sculpt snow with my latest attempt at a butterfly, especially when the snow has turned to ice. I can only image how incredibly hard it must be to sculpt a rocky mountain — an amazing feat.

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I thought the snow looked interesting in this next photo due to the heat coming from our skylights and creating snow-wells. They reminded me of moguls on ski slopes. I must have the Winter Olympics on my mind. I like them so much better than the summer games.

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By the way, I’ve activated a LinkWithin plugin below each post; however, all visuals go to my other casartblog, Slipcovers for your Walls, in case you’re wondering why they may not look familiar.