Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fat Tuesday

Anyone who has ever met me in real life will tell you that for better or worse, I am pretty much exactly the same online as I am off.  I am very straight forward because I don't like to hide behind things or play games.  So it's a curious side of my personality that I am so fascinated by masks.   I just love them, I have quite a few around the house, and sometimes late at night I wear them just for the fun of it.  (You know you would love to be a fly on the wall and see what kinds of crazy things really do go on in this house!)  Perhaps it stems from my romantic side that loved those fairy tales as a kid, where the suitor shows up at the masquerade in disguise and eventually reveals themselves to the would be love interest and they live happily ever after.  Or maybe it's the fact that a mask allows you to be mysterious for a while...something that I am really not.

Today is Fat Tuesday and of course that involves carnivale and costumes and MASKS!  I had such a lovely time this morning scrolling through an article online about Mardi Gras celebrations around the world.

I have never been to a Mardi Gras celebration, but I would dearly love to go just to gawk at all the fabulousness.  If I could choose I would go to the one in Venice.  If you're going to go...go big!

I will get a tiny bit of a carnivale-esque celebration tomorrow night anyway because we are going to see Dralion at the World Arena.  R knows how much I absolutely adore Cirque du Soleil and he was so sweet in getting us front row center tickets!   I literally have been willing myself to get over this nasty head cold so that I can enjoy the show.  It seems to be working.

I have been eating muy caliente jalapenos, drinking tea and brandy, taking my meds and getting rest so I can be in good shape to go!  I just can't wait.

I hope you all have a lovely Fat Tuesday...but don't eat too much! 


Katy Cameron said...

Ah, mardi gras for you guys, pancake day for us :o) It's shrove Tuesday, so we make pancakes to use up treats before the start of lent (well, that's the traditional reason, these days I think it's so we can load up on sugar and Nutella ;o) )

Amanda said...

Have a lovely time, sounds brilliant.

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