Tag: Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras: The One Where I Can’t Find a Politically Correct Headline

Today is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. It’s the traditional eat-all-the-good-stuff-in-the-house Tuesday because Lent starts tomorrow. I have not yet decided what, if anything, I will be giving up for Lent. I’d like it to be the day job but, come Easter Sunday, I’m pretty sure I’d be needing it. I didn’t grow up in …

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Laissez les bons temps rouler

It’s Mardi Gras. Or Fat Tuesday. Also, Shrove Tuesday. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Christian season of lent. I’m probably goobering up the history, but I think the Mardi Gras tradition came from having to cook up and eat all the “good” stuff in the house for the fasting associated with …

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