Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

1939With all the noise
and hub-bub of
Valentines Day
just the distant
echoing din of
commercialism’s
past now,

you’d think
that there’d be
nothing else
interesting going1920
on for a while —

But of course,
that’s not
at all true.

I mean,
you’ve got
Mardi Gras
all this week–

(Today is
“Fat Tuesday” )

and that’s definitely
gotta count for
something.

Especially considering
that it’s held in the
city that christyTrulia
( a popular real
estate website )
just declared :
The Most Sinful City
in the United States
“.

(No, I’m NOT
surprised Charlotte
didn’t even make
the list, but thanks
for asking. )

So anyway…….

Woooo
hoooooo —
PARTY!!!twostep

Say what you
want about:
the crumbling infrastructure,
the depressing poverty,
the startling high crime rate,
the corrupt political structure,
the money-grubbing clubs,
the drunken obnoxious crowds,
the piquant smell of
Lake Pontchartrain —

(if anybody’s got
an excuse to party
—- it’s the folks
that live there, man)mardigras

But, seriously —

The food,
the entertainment,
and the fun
quotient available
in N’Orleans
especially during
Mardi Gras,
makes that dump
in the desert
they call
‘Las Vegas’rag
look like the
“A Small World”
ride at Disney
in Orlando.

In the late 1970’s,
as cliched as it might
sound , I actually
did the “Easy Rider”
thing myself
for Mardi Gras
one time…

I slept with my
1969 Harley
Davidson
Wide-Glide, 
parked with about
20 others, in an
alley right off
Basin Street.

(Only broke
down one time
that whole trip–

– and I didn’t
get shot at
on my way home,
either )

I can tell you this  —

If you’re
out to
have a
good time —

You want to
go somewhere
that they take
the whole damn
good time thing
absolutely seriously…….

They certainly
do that in NOLA.

And you
can get
a decent
Po’Boy sandwich
and a beer at 6
in the morning
if you want it.

!!!! Laissez Les
Bon Temps Rouler
!!!!

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!!!!! HOY !!!!!!

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