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Happy Mardi Gras!

(Sorry I’ve been missing.  I was hiding in a box I’d packed for my move.  I’m unpacked now.)

Tonight is a Mardi Gras party at a friends house.  I don’t know much about Mardi Gras.  I go for the food.

I don’t drink.  I think alcohol has something to do with Mardi Gras but I’m not positive.  I know hurricanes do; which I think is odd.  Why would you have a holiday to celebrate a destructive storm?

I guess it’s good I don’t drink because I’d probably overdo while waiting for new house things.  Everyone gives me a 2-4 hour time slot they will come but never the same 2-4 hour time slot.  And I try and think of things to do during this time, but I bet the time would go faster if I were passed out.

Unless I needed to phone for help.

Because I can’t get my land line to work.

It’s everyone and no one’s fault.  So I’m calling in a 3rd option and if they get them to work then they get my contract.  I should probably stay sober for that.  Especially since when I called the 3rd party yesterday they kept asking me for a land line number and I kept trying to explain that is why I was calling.  And I didn’t call the right number.  I called repairs instead of new service.  She did not understand that I did not have service and would like to be transferred.  I should’ve hung up but after you invest some time in convincing someone you are calling to get a land line because you don’t have one, you want to see it through.  Get a sense of closure.  Dream about the time the phone company was a monopoly and may have charged too much but worked.

I remember when there were phone specialists.  Instead of phones being tied up with internet and tv.   It’s like a perfect storm.

Or Hurricane.

I'm thinking this would look great with beads.

I’m thinking this would look great with beads.


  1. annieboreson says:

    Wonderful. Welcome back. Glad you unpacked yourself. If I had to guess…drinking has a fair amount to do with Mardi Gras. Love your writing.

  2. mairedubhtx says:

    Mardi Gras has to do with excessive before Ash Wednesday and Lent. That would include food and drinking. Glad you’ve gotten settled. Enjoy your party. Welcome back.

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