Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, and a Stuffed Lizard

Today is Mardi Gras aka “Fat Tuesday” which marks the end of the Carnival Season in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  Going to Mardi Gras has been on my “Bucket List” since college.  I was a bit wild in college.  I may not be going to Mardi Gras this year, but I will be venturing to New Orleans to go to the Mom 2.0 Summit Conference in April.

So today, I will be on the hunt for King Cake….there has got to be some in Orange County, right? I’ve never had King Cake, and I’ve decided that today will be the day.  Even if I have to make it.

Iggy the Mardi Gras LizardTaken with my iPhone

Now you are probably wondering, “what the hell is this?”  I work with some pretty entertaining people, and they make me laugh, DAILY.  Some of my co-workers have decided to dress up this stuffed lizard EVERY MONTH in a different costume.  The costumes have been great.  I even told them that they should make a calendar with all of the pictures.  I had to take a photo of Iggy The Lizard today all dressed up for the parade, and he even has beads. Doesn’t Iggly look festive?

To everyone whom is celebrating today, have a great day!

And yes, Californians know about Mardi Gras!

11 comments
Megan
Megan

well? did you get your kings cake?

Shelagh
Shelagh

I had my first King Cake today. I was surprised that they had sold it in the supermarket here in New Jersey. It was definitely tasty and we had fun looking for the golden baby baked inside the cake. Happy Mardi Gras!

Kerena
Kerena

Mmmm! King cake is good!

T
T

according to today's CakeWrecks post it just isn't all that hard to make a King Cake... I mean, as long as you have a plastic baby on hand...

Erin Burns
Erin Burns

For reals? Now I have a nagging need to bake a cream cheese filled King's Cake. Curse you. I'll call you to come take pics when it's done. ;-)

Cheryl M
Cheryl M

LOVE Iggy! At one of my previous jobs we had an Iggy too, but in rubber form. We dressed him up for the holidays. He was Riggy Suave (ala Rico Suave from the '90s maybe??)for Valentines day one year & he even went out to a bar with us for St Patrick's Day ---he got hammered! LOL He lived in an overhead shelf that we mostly had to keep shut beacuse the 'higher ups' thought he was too distracting

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

NOOO, every place was sold out!!! So totally bummed.

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