30 “Dates”: 1-5

Part of my Journey to 30 was to go on 30 “dates,” with date loosely defined as going somewhere new or participating in something I haven’t done yet in the region. Date 1: Luna Fête–December 2017 The Arts Council of New Orleans describes Luna Fête as and event that “transforms New Orleans’ historic architecture into…

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All on a Mardi Gras Day…while sober

I was sober this Mardi gras as part of my year-long commitment to sobriety. Everyone was very concerned for me about how it would be without alcohol; how difficult it would be to just drink water (I don’t drink soda) while everyone else was in their own giggling, tipsy world. But it really wasn’t a…

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Carnival Time is Over!

Well Carnival season has finally come to an end and we are now in Lent. I’m not super-religious, and I’m not Catholic, but living in such a Catholic city, your schedule ends up revolving around their religious calendar. I went to the mardi gras again, but this year was slightly different, albeit still fun. Most of…

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System Check!

After a week of eating garbage, drinking way too much alcohol, and being in constant delirium from not sleeping (aka Mardi Gras), I was hoping that the two weeks post-Mardi Gras/pre-Spring Break would be a time to get my body back in check. I’ve been trying to catch back up on sleep, but this has…

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Mardi Gras Weekend

Well I meant to blog throughout Mardi Gras, but anyone who’s been here during that time knows how chaotic a time period that is, especially when it’s your first time me like it was for me. In short, it was so much fun; unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. But, I am still paying for all…

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Mardi Gras Season/Pre-cleanse

Although the parade season got kicked off a weekend ago with Krewe de Vieux, my first Mardi Gras season got kicked off this past weekend with the Krewe of Oshun uptown parade. The first weekend of parades are like starter parades, their pretty calm, not too many people, and it’s real easy to get parade…

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