It's Mardi Gras, and I'm not there, and I'm homesick. My ex called last night to tell me about his new,improved giant squid costume. I almost hopped in my car at about 4 this morning and drove home.
I know some people think New Orleans should focus on recovery instead of a party, but continuing the Mardi Gras tradition IS recovery, in a big way. It's like homecoming.
Open thread Wednesday.
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