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Monday, March 03, 2003 :::

Well, here we are. It's 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3rd - a mere 12 hours before the first Bloody Mary at Igor's while awaiting Zulu's inevitably late arrival, which occurs approximately 2 hours later than the very latest you could ever imagine them being. We at Boondoggles central have been awash with the festivities attendant to Mardi Gras, and I must say we have put up some good numbers despite some truly rotten weather. Billy rode in Bacchus, Johnny was in the court of the MOM's ball (if you've gotta ask, don't bother), and I, well, I drank a whole lot and caught a bunch of beads and not one, not two, but THREE SPEARS!!! This all happened last Sunday, which shall hereafter be referred two as the BEST DAY EVER!!

So, some folks reading this may not be from New Orleans, which is of course a condition insusceptible of justification or explanation (I mean, how can you stand it?). In fact, as I was standing on the neutral ground at Napoleon and Prytania drinking my, oh, third or maybe fourth beer yesterday (i.e. Sunday) a friend mentioned that much of the rest of America was probably in church at that moment, and he said, "You absolutely cannot convince me that if Jesus were alive today he would not be riding on a float, throwing beads."

And that's really what it comes down to, doesn't it? The beauty of this town, of Mardi Gras, and of our little lives that we take for granted so much of the time are things that we NEED to stop, enjoy and appreciate. So we're a little fatter, a little drunker, a little (o.k. - a lot) more sketchy than folks in say , Birmingham or Des Moines. But so what? Everywhere else in America it's Monday night. Right now in the French Quarter people are having the time of their lives. And if you don't believe me, click here. Or here.

I personally think that while we are having this incredible, cathartic, totally out of the box experience everyone else in this country is shoveling snow. And I mean EVERYONE. The totality of this country is one large driveway with 36" of new powder in it, and anyone not on the parade route is holding a heavy shovel thinking "Jesus, it is really cold, and this is going to take a really long time..."

Finally, all drunken ramblings aside, we had a great show last Saturday at The Rivershack. We played some new songs of ours, and some choice covers including "Boogie Shoes" and "When I Think About You I Touch Myself" - one of the great political songs of all time.

So take care all, and remember to either do or not do something for Lent - it's good for the soul.

It is now only 11.5 hours until that first Bloody Mary....

::: posted by robert at 8:18 PM


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