Friday, February 28, 2014

Mardi Gras baby!

As always, we're heading to Mardi Gras in Mobile today.  So excited!  It will be a short trip this year.  We are actually flying to Pensacola instead of Mobile, and will head to the airport in about an hour.  We'll get to hang out with my best friend (and her husband and her twins and her sister and her parents and her sister's boyfriend and her parents' friends and some other people I knew from law school). 

I'm not keen on eating or drinking a ton -- my waistline would not appreciate that.  And I don't think I'll be running much.  After a couple years of not drinking much on Friday night and attempting a long run on Saturday morning, I've pretty much given up -- too hard to do a lot of miles Saturday morning then spend the day on my feet and then spend the night on my feet dancing in ridiculous heels.  I'll settle for about 5 miles if I can swing it, which isn't really enough to begin to combat any of the food or drink that usually comes with this trip.

But it's one weekend and should be tons of fun.  Things will get back to normal on Monday.  I haven't given any thought to what I want to give up for Lent.

Maybe my car to work?  I was just saying I'm making a plan to get back to my running commute, maybe I could just hit it hard starting on Wed?  Either way, besides whatever I give up, I want to add in extra community service again. 


  1. I once went to downtown Austin for Mardi Gras and guys kept asking to see my boobs. That was the one and only time I went. Blech. I don’t live somewhere where it’s an actual cultural thing. Here it’s just an excuse to get drunk and show off your boobs in public for cheap plastic beads you’re just going to throw in the trash the next morning. Hahaha.

    1. Yeah, I went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras once and swore I would never do it again. I've never seen a single breast in Mobile and never felt objectified or unsafe, so it's a good fit for me.

  2. Hope you had a good trip! Hope the weather didn't dampen the plans too much!

  3. I hope you had the best time! I'm also trying to figure out something to give up for Lent. It's not easy!