Monday, February 27, 2006

Lundi Gras.

We're missing Mardi Gras. Now, granted we've missed it the past 5 years thanks to jobs and schools, but somehow I'm really missing it this year. It might have something to do with late emails from two of my friends who now live in New York announcing that they had decided to fly down at the last minute. They asked for joiners, but unfortunately - no go. I have lots of Mardi Gras memories. Actually, each Mardi Gras has its own distinct memory involving music and bands, parades, friends, an occasional celebrity sighting, and lots of drinking. I could go into the sordid details of the drunken debauchery, but people I know read this. I will say, for the record, that none of said memories involve Bourbon Street (we usually didn't make it that far - nor did we want to fight the obnoxious crowd) or the removal of any clothing.

But alas, not this year. Maybe next year we can make it. But, in honor of Mardi Gras, we will be preparing a feast tomorrow night.

Got the fever
Spring fever is starting to hit around here. It's not even March yet - but almost. This, of course, has Rykert thinking about water skiing. Taking my suggestion, he has starting blogging. He's devoting his blog to all things waterskiing. For the time being, it details his off-season workout. He's getting the hang of it, and has started checking regularly for comments (so far, just my mom and I have commented.) He'll be addicted in no time.

Knitting
I'm nearing completion of the body of Something Black. I'll spare you another picture, because it pretty much looks the same as below except a few inches longer. I didn't knit on down time at work today, because it has gotten too bulky to lug around. Instead, I've been reading Julie/ Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. I'm loving it, and wonder what took me so long to get to reading this. When I was in law school, I used to read her blog, while working nights at the library. I was a blog lurker back then. I read lots and lots of food and knitting blogs, but never commented or blogged myself. But anyway, I love her concept. I love her honesty and writing style. I love that she is messy and things don't always turn out. Here's her current blog. Because her book started as a blog-based project, she also writes some interesting snippets about blogging. A satisfying read.

4 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Megan said...

I got that book on a whim on sale at Barnes & Noble; I'm glad to hear it's good, since I just kinda picked it up. Have I ever mentioned that I'm an impulse shopper? Not a good thing....

I'm glad to hear there's progress on Something Black. Enough that you'll be wearing it tomorrow?

Wool Winder said...

My son introduced our family to blogging. Now everyone including my daughter and son-in-law have their own blog. My husband has four!

Jan B. said...

We're having a Fat Tuesday party here in our town, and Buckwheat Zydeco is the highlight of the party! I've seen him several times...he really brings LA up to Michigan! :-)

Jamie said...

Funny how you can become so attached to Mardi Gras. I have never even been to Louisiana, but my husband has such great stories, that I feel like it's a part of MY history! I have really gotten into the King Cakes - the recipe I posted has a lot of steps, but it's easy to do. I would LOVE the recipe for Crawfish King Cake - and, where, oh where, did you get crawfish in Iowa?

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