Saturday, January 22, 2011
FIND A MARDI GRAS COSTUME OR BUST!!!
Ok, so I am a rookie Mardi Gras participant, so I enlisted the help of a friend that has been here for many, many years and knows the ins and outs of the "beast." We planned a costume hunting day for today and decided we would find a costume for me or bust. During the planning session for when and where we would go, another rookie Mardi Gras friend expressed interest in going, so it was a plan. We 3 were to meet this morning at 11:30 AM and start out journey. First, we did lunch at Tracey's on Magazine St. I ordered a salad and the others ordered poor boys. Deb got hers and I got my salad shortly after. We waited and waited and after a few crude remarks from Jess about the slow service, Jess finally got her sandwish. It was great and now we have the strength to put on our shopping caps and hit Magazine St., where there are all sorts of shops. Ok, we are in a shop that is filled with every type of costume you could ever want. The problem is I have no idea what I want or where to start. As we all know, drinking is part of Mardi Gras and I need bathrooms when I drink. Comfortable and easy to get down or off for the bathroom was the first thing that came to mind, but after those crucials, I had no idea. Rack after rack after rack of anything in this world you could want to be was in front of us. The more I looked the more confused I got. A 70's tunic looked easy to pair with purple tights and white go go boots. Ok, I have it. Yea, if I wanted my behind to hang out with one slight bend. I never had white go go boots, so I really wanted that experience. Oh well, no I won't surrender my modesty. Didn't want down to the floor costumes, as everybody just steps on them and ticks you off. Don't need that on such a hectic and unpredictable day. OK, found something, tried it on and everyone said that was IT. Still a little short for my taste, but my "friends" talked me into getting it. Ok, I had to try on the entire getup just to see if it was the ONE. OK, dress, check, hat, check, shiny black patent boots, check, and I can't tell you the rest or you will guess my costume. I had the entire getup on and a couple of middle age guys came and walked by and asked us what party we were going to and if they were invited. We were laughing so hard, so we figured that was the costume for me. My frieinds liked it and the younger age guys liked it, so SOLD. Down the street for a margarita before heading home. Thanks for a great day girlfriends. When I learn to put pics up, will send you pictures from Mardi Gras.