Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Rainy Mardi Gras!

It's Mardi Gras day and sadly, quite the wet and cold one as well. Though that didn't stop the crowds from going out to the parades. It did however stop me :p I'm not a huge fan of Mardi Gras day to begin with though. Here's my sister on the right with a friend of hers:

Spending the whole day out in the rain with temps in the 30s getting hit with beads just doesn't sound appealing to me today :p But then again, if you're drinking all day, I suppose it makes things a little bit easier. Today also happens to be my little brother's birthday! Though he's not so little any more. He's NINETEEN today!!! I still can't believe that he's not a kid anymore. Here he is on Bourbon street with his friends last night celebrating. That's him in the middle with his head lit up. Don't let him fool you, that's not a halo:

What have I done today? Well I got up early to ORDER TICKETS TO GO SEE TORI AMOS WITH ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS EVER :D :D :D I preordered her new album on vinyl and with the preorder I got a code for presale tickets to her upcoming tour!! So we scored SIXTH ROW CENTER STAGE tickets! She's not coming to New Orleans, so I'm going a state over and seeing her in Dallas with Megan on July 29th! Can't wait :) In celebration, I've been listening to her all day. Under the Pink goes perfect with this mellow, overcast weather we've had today. 

 And of course, Max has kept me company. He's now warmed up completely to the apartment and if he's not cuddling up on my chest when I'm on the sofa, he's in my spot on the sofa :p It's entirely too amusing and perfectly sweet having a kitty in the apartment :) Don't know how I went so long without one now! Hope everyone else's week is going well! I'm off to read until dinner time now.


poetry4Him said...

Your brother is adorable! I can say that, I am old enough to be his granny!lol

Bookfool said...

Ha, I was laughing at your comment about getting beads thrown at you in the cold rain.

Happy birthday to your brother! The angel comment . . . seriously, this whole post had me laughing out loud.

Look at that little guy's eyes!!! Maxwell is gorgeous and I'm so happy that you've got a fur friend to cuddle with you. 'Tis very therapeutic having a warm furbaby loving you up.

Just responded to your comments at my blog, a bit ago, and decided to just bounce over here to tell you don't buy that book (and see the kitty pics, of course). I'll send it to you. I was thinking about sending it to you *before* you dropped by to comment. I'll pop that in the mail, this week.

Kristen M. said...

I love that couch picture of Max. He has the cutest ears!

Debi said...

I think I'd have skipped Mardi Gras too. Really cold rain is one of the few weathers I hate. But one of these years, Rich and I are coming down for Mardi Gras, and we'll drag you out no matter what the weather. :)
19?!! How the hell did that happen?!! When we first became friends, I'm not even sure he was a teenager! Hope he had a wonderful birthday! Sure looks like he was off to a good start. ;)
I can completely see how you fell in love with Max at first sight! I think I'm madly in love with him, and I've only seen him in pictures. Gah--he's just so stinkin' adorable!!! :D

Vasilly said...

Happy belated birthday to your brother! For all the same reasons, I wouldn't have went to Mardi Gras either. I love the picture of Under the Pink on vinyl. :-)

Heather said...

Firstly, Max is adorable! I'm so glad you got a kitten!!

Secondly, I totally don't blame you for skipping Mardi Gras. Sounds miserable!

So glad you're posting again. I've missed you. :)

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Oh, rainy Mardi Gras. I went to one parade (the first Mardi Gras parade I've been to this millennium), but not on Mardi Gras day. On the day I did an errand and then read a book. I cannot deal with cold wretched weather.

Maree said...

KITTY!!! I'm sorry I can't see/hear/read anything else over KITTY. YOU GOT A KITTY. He's SO cute :333 (also hi :D)

Eva said...

Happy bday to your brother! Your siblings are so cute. :) That concert sounds fabulous too!!!

And OMG you have a kitty!!! A black kitty!!! I'm going through cat fever at the moment, brought on by finally meeting my sister/niece's adorable kitten (I think he's 4 months now?), and I cannot help thinking that Thistle needs a feline cousin. & in my dream the other night I had the most perfect black cat ever with the most perfect name. Sigh. Perhaps after my move, if I'm lucky enough to find a place that allows cats as well as dogs, I can indulge my fantasy. In the meantime, I require many many kitty photos. ;)

BTW, I use the bookmark you made me all the time! I thought I'd accidentally left in a returned library book & called them frantically to see if they had it, but luckily a thorough search of my room turned it up. It makes me happy every time I see it. :)

DesLily said...

you and Max look very happy and I am happy for you!

been having a lot of bad days so I haven't emailed but you are never out of my mind!!