Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cajun Corner – Vol. 6, No. 7 – March 8, 2014

Cajun Corner – Vol. 6, No. 7 – March 8, 2014


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Okay.  I apologize for not writing the last two weeks.  Mardi Gras was either overwhelming or I’m getting old.  Perhaps it was a combination of both.  We paraded last Sunday and it was wonderful.

We did finish our costumes in time.  The Friday before our parade was a frenzie.  I went to krewe den around noon that Friday and got home around 10:30-11:00 p.m.  It was crazy.  Most of the girls came in for a fitting.  Our little krewe den was jammed with girls.  The sewing machines were humming.  There were girls hand stitching, on sewing machine, pinning, and every other aspect of sewing that you can imagine.  By the time it was over all of the costumes were done except for one, and she was one of our seamstresses who came in the following day and finished her costume.

Our float was also amazing.  I must say that was the prettiest float that we have had since I became a member of the krewe.  Our krewe den this year was on Via De Luna which made getting in line up very easy.  The float went across the street and down less than a block.  We were the third float in the parade.  When I walked out of krewe den to go to the float, it looked like a pretty birthday cake and really stood out from all of the others.  The float was another team effort.

I’ve been to the parade in Pensacola, day time parade and nighttime parade.  That parade goes for many, many blocks.  Our little beach parade is only a few blocks long, but so much fun.  Over the years this parade has grown tremendously.  In fact, this year we decided that rather than staying on the beach for the weekend, we would go back and forth from our home.  Normally that is a 30 minute trek, one way.   When we finally got in our car to go home, we had two friends that we were dropping off.  The first one lives on Ft. Pickens Road.  The police wouldn’t let us turn left out of the parking lot into Ft. Pickens Road.  Instead, we had to turn right and go through a bumper to bumper parking lot to get us headed in the proper direction.  That took about 30 minutes.  We finally dropped off one friend and headed east to drop off the next one.  By this time it was 5:00.  As we traveled east on Via de Luna, we could not see the end of the traffic trying to get off the beach.  There are only 2 ways off the island.  One is in Pensacola Beach and the other in Navarre beach, several miles away.  After dropping off friend number two, we decided that it might just be faster to go east to Navarre to get off the beach than to sit in westbound traffic in Pensacola Beach.  Traveling east was beautiful.  The sun was beginning to set on the Gulf of Mexico.  The sand comes right to the edge was the road.  It was beautiful and no traffic.  Well, no traffic until we approached Navarre where we sat in miles of stop and go traffic with the other people who apparently had the same idea we did.  Yep, we got home at 8 p.m.

Our krewe did win “Best Costume.”  The award is sitting in the front room of Cajun Stitchery.  I haven’t had time this week but I’d like to do some kind of display for the award with my costume hanging next to it. 

It is time to say goodbye to Mardi Gras 2014.  Hope everyone enjoyed the season. 

It is now Lent.  I asked one of my good Catholic friends what she is giving up for Lent and she said that she is giving up giving up.

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Thank you, Bob, for all of the jokes:

A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet, and have dinner with her parents. Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time. The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get some condoms. He tells the pharmacist it's his first time and the pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour. He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex. At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he'd like to buy, a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack. The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all. That night, the boy shows up at the girl's parents house and meets his girlfriend at the door. "Oh, I'm so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in!" The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl's parents are seated. The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head. A minute passes, and the boy is still deep in prayer, with his head down. 10 minutes pass, and still no movement from the boy. Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and whispers to the boyfriend, "I had no idea you were this religious." The boy turns, and whispers back, "I had no idea your father was the pharmacist!"

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A couple in their 80's were having problems remembering things, so they decided to the go the doctor for a checkup. The doctor tells them that they are physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. His wife asks, "Where are you going?" "To the kitchen for a drink," he replies. She asks, "Will you get me piece of cake?" The husband says, "Sure." She gently reminds him, "Don't you think you should write it down so you don't forget it?" He says, "No, I can certainly remember that!" Then the woman says, "Well, I'd like some strawberries on top. You'd better write it down because I know you'll forget it." The man replies, "I can remember that! You want some cake with strawberries." She adds, "I'd also like whipped cream on top. Now I'm certain you're gonna forget that, so you'd better write it down ok." Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down woman! I can remember that! Cake with strawberries! And whipped cream!" He then grumbles into the kitchen. After about 30 minutes the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment and says, "Where's my toast?'

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In my neighborhood pet supply store a customer wanted to buy a red sweater for her dog. The clerk showed a few sizes and models to her and suggested to bring the dog in for a perfect fit. "I'm afraid I can't do that" the lady replies to the clerk. When he asks why, the lady says "The sweater is a surprise gift!"

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The engineer found himself at the pearly gates. St. Peter looked him up in the book, and found that he was destined for the other place. The engineer protested that this must be a mistake, and that he had lived a righteous life, going to church every week, being faithful to his wife etc. to no avail. About 6 weeks later God reviews the lists and realizes that the engineer has been sent to the wrong place. So he rings up Lucifer and demands that the engineer be sent up. Lucifer says "NO WAY. This guy was the best thing to ever happen here. He's got the AC working, we have running water and cable now too, and next week he thinks we will get internet access and an ice cream machine." God is pissed and yelling says "I'll sue". Lucifer says "ya okay, but where are you going to get a lawyer?"

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A woman was sipping on a glass of wine while sitting on the patio with her husband. She says, "I love you so much. I don't know how I could live without you." Her husband asks, "Is that you or the wine talking? " She replies, "It's me... talking to the wine."

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