Hello all! I have spent this Valentine Sunday recovering from all the fun that I had yesterday at the mardi gras parades here in Baton Rouge.
As I do not have a special someone in my life (well, at least someone who is actually mine), I spent the day stitching and watching tv. I did make a trip to the book store after I delivered flowers and cake to my parents as today is their 35th wedding anniversary. At the book store, I bought for myself the book "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea". This is the book by Chelsea Handler of the E! series, Chelsea Lately. She cracks me up so I can't wait to read her book. This is her first book. I believe she has a second one that has just been released or will be shortly.
Yesterday was the Spanish Town Parade. Now, this is not a typical "New Orleans" style parade. Meaning there are no fancy floats and no fancy costumes. It is extremely politically incorrect and it is all about fun!! It isn't exactly a family parade but many people do bring their kids. I went this year with a bunch of friends. We were prepared this year. We brought a cooler full of alcohol and mixes so that we could make our own drinks. We had food out the ying yang: chicken salad sandwiches, chips, salsa, popcorn, cheese, crackers, meats, cotton candy, king cake. We were ready!!! And it paid off! It made the parade that much more enjoyable and a lot less expensive! It was a great day! I caught so many beads. Lots of beads with fleur-de-lis on them.
At one point we were bombarded with Moon Pies. I don't know why. Maybe we looked hungry? LOL! But all of a sudden it was literally raining Moon Pies. They were all banana flavored though. Blegh. I'm not big on banana flavored anything so I passed off the Moon Pies I collected to my friend Joy.