Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's Good to Be Queen

I think the Queen had a good time. I admit I'm jealous of her feathery thing. I'm pretty sure that I would like one of those things to wear around the house, perhaps even wear it to librarian. It's very fun.

I had a good time, cut a rug, ate some food, chatted with lots of people. As is often the case with these types of things there were lots of women, not as many men and of course as the Finman is off in the arctic north there was no slow dancing for this belle. I did manage to show off my moves with that perennial favorite, the dance that simply won't die, bringing fun and frivolity to dances since the 1970's, the electric slide.
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I learned to dance in Almost West Texas in cowboy boots on the hardwood floor of a former high school gym. Imagine my surprise this morning (when I realized after trying to do very simple things like sitting) that dancing in stilettos apparently requires an entirely different muscle group than dancing in cowboy boots. Who knew?

You may notice in the photo on the right that I was quite sparkly. To be honest, I really feel compelled to mention that I would not normally accessorize to this degree. It is tradition for the court, after the presentation of the current King and Queen to go around the event giving away strings of Mardi Gras beads. In my pursuit of photos I inadvertently found myself at the center of the throng with beads coming from all directions. In fact, I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that I was in danger of having my lungs collapse under the weight of cheap plastic beads and that I barely escaped with my life. Again, who knew that a Mardi Gras ball could facilitate so many injuries? These invitations should definitely come with a health warning.

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful description of a Mardi Gras Ball. I love it!

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  2. over here it's called carnival and is often lots of fun. I never got to visit the New Orleans Mardi Gras. I was "princess" of the carnival in my German town back in 1982. Oh what fun that was... in 32°F temps and snow brrrrrr

    I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!

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  3. Cute photo and great description! Glad you had a great time!

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  4. It looks like it was a lot of fun!

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  5. Glad you went, had fun and got home safe. I miss you.

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  6. So glad you had fun! Maybe we will have to whip you up one of those feathery things.... I want to see you wear that to work*s*!!Lu

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  7. You would look good in one of those feathery things

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  8. As always I smiled my way through this rendition, and felt acutely your pain trying to dance in stilettos. Still I suffer from feather thing envy right now and that mask...gasp... ( small confession: I have a purple feather boa on the back of my office door tht leads other office attendees to much speculation while I admit nor deny nothing. maggs

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  9. I think you should try to get a feathery thing and wear it to the library, the kids would love it!!

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  10. That's a cute photo of you and your friend, Bethany :)

    Glad you had fun! Yes, that would be funny to wear that feathery thing to the library,lol.

    I used to love dancing in "cowboy boots!" That was back home in Michigan.

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