In fact, Mardi Gras falls on February 24 this year. I think that old song by the Irish Rovers, "Wasn't That A Party," pretty well summarizes it for those of you who haven't been to one.
Ah, memories: the girls wearing the beads . . . and very little else, the booze flowing like water, the jazz music, the costumes . . . the next day with the hang over from hell.
The really burning question is, of course . . .
Will artabr do the body paint thing this year?