happy mardi gras!! i don't know if i've ever said this before, but i am a cajun girl. i was born in lake charles, louisiana. growing up, we didn't have a 'spring break.' we got out of school for mardi gras! every city in louisiana has a huge celebration on fat tuesday, not just new orleans. we had a big parade in downtown and everyone had parties with king cake. it really is a fun time. my grandma still saves the beads and masks and hats from the parties she attends to give all the kids.
so i encourage you to take the time to celebrate today, possibly enjoying a drink or two, because you don't know what you'll have to give up tomorrow :)