Mardi Gras post!

16 02 2010

Spoils of one parade shared with the saints.

Valentine’s day brunch. Word of advice to men: don’t break your wife’s wine glasses.

Of course, this years Mardi Gras is all about the Saints (WHO DAT!!!), so I am stealing this anecdote from another blog, dear to any Louisiana inhabitant’s heart:

A Cajun who died went to hell.

The devil assigned him the usual punishment…put him in the mass pit where the heat was melting others. The devil came back sometime later surprised to find the Cajun just sitting around, not even misting, much less sweating. “How come you’re not so much as sweating here where everyone else is screaming for relief from the heat?”

The Cajun laughed and said, “Man, I was raised in the bayous of Sout Looziana. Dis ain’t nothin’ but May in Morgan City to me!”

The devil decided to really put the Cajun through it. He put him in a sealed off cave in the pit with open blazes and four extra furnaces blasting. When he came back, days later, the Cajun was sitting pretty, had barely begun to bead up with sweat. The devil was outraged. “How is this possible!? You should be melted to a shrieking puddle in these conditions!.”

The Cajun laughed even harder than before. “Hey, man! I done tole you. I was raised in Sout Looziana. You tink dis is heat?! Dis ain’t nothin’ but August in Cow Island !”

So the devil thought, ‘Alright, a little reverse ought to do the trick.’ He put the Cajun into a corner of hell where no heat ever reached. It was freezing and to add to the Cajun’s misery, he added massive icebergs and blasting frozen air. When he returned, the Cajun was shivering, ice hung from every part of him but he was grinning like it was Christmas.

Exasperated, the devil asked “HOW!? How is it possible?! You’re impervious to heat and here you sit in conditions you can’t be used to…freezing cold and yet you’re happier than if you were in heaven. WHY?!”

The Cajun kept grinning and asked, “Don’t dis mean de Saints won da Super Bowl?”

And for those of you not able to make it down to Carnival here this year, this has become the official theme song, heard pretty much everywhere:



4 responses

17 02 2010
Arturo Vasquez

I got my Mano Poderosa in a botanica. I am sure it is not too hard to find.

16 02 2010
Robert Thomas Llizo

I like El Santo Niño de Atocha. And Juan Soldado!

I’m planning to include La Caridad del Cobre, my island’s patron, as well as St. Lazarus, for my icon corner. Where can I get the Helping Hand?

16 02 2010
random Orthodox chick

Even though I was around a bunch of Colt fanatics, I was rootin’ for the Saints on principle.

16 02 2010

I was wondering what that book was with a Garfield look-alike cover. When I clicked on the picture and zoomed in I saw that it was the Vulgate. Nice.

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