Leaving for New Orleans

2007 Coronation Ball

2007 Coronation Ball

This weekend is the annual Endymion Coronation Ball in New Orleans. This will be our third time to attend (2005 and 2007 were the previous two) and I’m definitely looking forward to it.

The Coronation Ball is a black tie affair, though with a Mardi Gras flair, naturally. This means that I wear my tuxedo, but with a bow tie made of purple, green and gold beads. Let’s see, I must have a shot of that around here somewhere…. Ah, here we go.mardi-gras-tuxedo

We also take this opportunity to buy our throw beads for the actual parade next month. The parade generally lasts about five hours during which I probably throw somewhere on the order of 100 dozen strings of beads. And by no means am I a high volume thrower as I actually spend a good amount of time taking photos as well.

Boxes (and boxes) of beads to throw from the float

Boxes (and boxes) of beads to throw from the float

I really have a great time shopping for beads. Getting the boxes of beads to storage and then moving the beads from the boxes into bags to be loaded on the float is less fun. In addition to beads, we usually get a few stuffed animals and other trinkets to throw, which are always a hit with the parade-goers.

We usually also grab lunch on Saturday at Crazy Johnny’s, which is so, so good. I’m definitely looking forward to that — I hope we’re doing that this year.

I. Need. Steak.



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  1. #1 by martymankins on January 31, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Nice snazzy duds on you there.

    Have fun. One of these days, I need to go to NO. Sounds like a fun time.


    • #2 by Ren on February 3, 2009 - 5:04 pm

      @martymankins, yes, you should. NO is an interesting place. BTW, there’s talk of us going to Park City for spring break this year….


      • #3 by martymankins on February 3, 2009 - 6:20 pm

        @Ren, Well, if you end up coming, let me know and we’ll at least have to meet for lunch or drinks. As long as Spring Break is not between March 6th thru March 15th, I will be here.


  2. #4 by Giggle Pixie on January 31, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    Awesome and good for you! I would LOVE to actually see New Orleans and the Mardi Gras. Maybe someday…

    Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your steak! lol


    • #5 by Ren on February 3, 2009 - 5:05 pm

      @Giggle Pixie, it’s definitely quite an experience — only 18 more days until our parade!

      My steak was yummy. šŸ™‚


  3. #6 by whall on February 1, 2009 - 10:54 am

    Didja get your steak?


    • #7 by Ren on February 3, 2009 - 5:06 pm

      @whall, yup. Twice, in fact, as steak was the meal at the Coronation Ball as well. Both were good.


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