I’m Coo-Coo For Coconuts!

Zulu coconuts 2012

And I gave two of them away!

Mardi Gras was wonderful! We were in a new section of the grandstand seating and it’s much better over there.

We actually had some elbow room.

There’s no elbow room across the street.

Next year, we’ll be picking the same spot.

Got some great throws this year and I’ve also discovered that,

I’m a bead snob.

I check the float to see what kind of beads they’re throwing,

and that decides if I’m going to wave ’em down or not.

Ya can’t blame me.

After years and years of collecting “generic”beads,

I’m only interested in the good stuff now.

NavySeal got a lot of Saints stuff,

But this one here is my favorite.

Everyone from the area knows that, the running joke during football season was,

the Saints would be in the Super Bowl when pigs fly.

Well, the pig has flown!!

We got in the stands about 7 a.m. and stayed until the truck floats started.

We would have stayed a lil longer but, I have enough throws to last a lifetime.

Or until the newest all female krewe, Krewe of Nyx calls me.

Yep! I’m on the waiting list to become a member of the Krewe of Nyx and I can’t wait for the phone call!

This was their first year parading so, I’m hoping I’m getting in early enough to become a member…wish me luck!

We left the grandstands at 3 p.m., I figured 8 hours out there was more than enough.

The temp was around 73 degrees and it’s just hard to go straight home with weather like that so,

we went and hung out on the bayou like two teenagers and finished off the beer and food we had with us.

Then, we went home and took a nap…like two old people.

I’m glad this season is over,

I’m tired.

Now, it’s festival season with the Soul Festival bringing it in on March 3rd and 4th at the Audubon Zoo.

French Quarter Fest is April 12th-15,

Jazz Fest starts April 27th,

Bayou Boogaloo is May 18th-20th

The Food and Wine Experience begins May 22nd with their grand tasting event on the 25th and 26th (I’ll be there in the 25th)

The Vieux To Do (Cajun-Zydeco Fest, La Seafood Fest and Green Tomato Fest) is June 8th-10th

Essence Fest is July 6th-8th

Satchmo Fest and White Linen Night are running into one another with Satchmo Aug 2nd-5th and White Linen on Aug. 4th

By the time the festivals wind down, it’ll be football season.

We have the Super Bowl here next year,

right in the middle of Mardi Gras.

It’s gonna be a wild ride!

Loving life in the Big Easy!

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19 thoughts on “I’m Coo-Coo For Coconuts!

  1. THANK YOU THANK YOU I WAS TO SICK TO COME HOME BUT YOU MADE IT COME ALIVE I MISS HOME BUT NEED TO BE WITH FAMILY NOW SO DONT KNOW WHEN I WILL MOVE BACK BUT I WILL BE AROUND FOR SOME OF THE FESTIVALS ONCE AGAIN THANKS

    • Sooz, you are so right about that. Before the storm, the attic was full with bags and bags of beads and stuff. I’m collecting as many as I can now though because, I’m really counting on the Krewe of Nyx to call me…I’m ready to ride! 🙂

  2. OK, I gotta ask… what in the world is your secret for scoring FOURTEEN (including the 2 you gave away) coconuts??

    I thought I was doing really well to get 3 this year! LOL

    Please, teach me, Master! 😀

    • K2, I’m usually just my charming, bubbly ole’ self! I wish I had a secret cuz, I need to get me one of those Muses shoes and Nyx purses! 🙂

  3. Wow, all those coconuts!! My best friend got knocked out by a coconut a few years ago. I’m hoping to get down there for Mardi Gras one of these years.

    • La Bella, they knocked the person OUT?! They must have thrown it really hard. This year a young lady was hit upside the head with one. It wasn’t too hard but, I’m sure it gave her a lil headache.
      If you ever make it here for Mardi Gras, you will not be disappointed!

  4. I’m already planning our first Mardi Gras trip for next year, 2016. Are all grandstands good or only certain ones. I have RA & can’t stand for hours on end. I was thinking of buying tickets for at least a few of the parades, but it seems like there are a lot if mixed opinions on them. Of course we want throws & don’t want to miss anything.

  5. Hi Stephanie! The grandstands by Gallier Hall are the best. This is the link you want
    https://www.mardigrasparadetickets.com/
    You won’t miss a thing in the grand stands, I sit there every year on Mardi Gras day. You will get a lot of throws and truthfully, it’s probably the one of the best places to catch the parades. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂

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