Wednesday, December 22, 2004

GMAC Bowl Game Parade

Memphis and Bowling Green are playing in the GMAC Bowl Game tonight here in Mobile. Last night we had a Mardi Gras parade and pep rally downtown. All the Mardi Gras organization are able to put one float in the parade if they want to.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Mardi Gras Christmas

Last night one of my mystic societies had their Christmas meeting/party. Everyone that was there was excited and fun was in the air.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Christmas Party

My room in one of my Mardi Gras organizations had a Christmas Party last night. It was a lot of fun.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Clyde and Clydette

On Saturday we had a work party for my room in one of my Mardi Gras societies. The main focus was out camels who have been around for over 10 years. These camels, named Clyde and Clydette were introduces when we did an arabian theme and for some reason we loved them so much we have dressed them up in every outfit you can imagine. However after all of these years they needed a bit of a makeover.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Fire Marshal

The meeting with the fire marshal was rescheduled for Monday and he showed up this time with three other guys.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

New Orleans Bus Trip

On October 30 one of my Mardi Gras organization took thier annual Bus trip to New Orleans.

Costume Showcase

This is a meeting that we had back on 9-23-04. At this meeting the costume committe did a presentation to unveil our costumes for the coming year.

Friday, November 19, 2004


The Mobile Civic Center where a lot of the Mardi Gras balls are held has really strict rules about what you can and can't decorate with.

Roll Tide Roll

Here in the wonderful state of Alabama we have one of the biggest football rivalries in the country. The University of Alabama and the University of Auburn will face off tomorrow at 2:30 in the Iron Bowl. Even though Auburn is favored to win this game you never know what will happen when these two teams meet. In the weeks leading up to the BIG game everyone around here gets a little wild and the comments and jokes fly.

Last night I had a meeting for one of my Mardi Gras societies and the Roll Tides and War Eagles interupted the meeting at regular intervals. Most people had their teams colors on and it was really wild.

Once again I just have to say ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Click on title link to see pictures.)

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Seek Peek

The Order of Incas have a wonderful website. You can see the parade schedule for the 2005 season, find out the rules for their ball, join their mailing list and catch a sneek peek at their floats. In most societies only the members of the organization and a very select few get to see the floats before they hit the streets on the night of the parade. Even the membership is not usually allowed to see the floats until they are completed and the organization holds and 'open house' or 'float review'. The Order of Inca site gives you a sneek peek at the floats while they are in progress of being built. Click on 'Sneek Peek' at the top of this article to see for yourself.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Fun Filled Saturday

Luke and I had ti go to the Queen and Emblem party for one of my Mardi Gras organizations. We went and had a wonderful dinner at Blu Bistro and then went over to the party. All the drinks and food were free and it was a lot of fun. When the Queen, Emblem and President started opening gifts it was taking so long so we decided to leave and go downtown. (You will have to click on the title link to see these pictures.)

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Mardi Gras Pictures

Not much happening this week except a bunch of meetings. It is getting closer and closer to Mardi Gras and that means more meeting and work to get ready for all the fun and excitement. There are a couple of things going on this weekend so I will post pictures of those later. Just put together a slide show of some various Mardi Gras pictures I had lying around. Hope you enjoy.

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Monday, November 08, 2004

Huge Garage Sale Fundraiser

On Saturday the Float Barn committee for one of my organizations held their first ever fundraiser.

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Ghost and Gobblins Party

On Friday night my dad and I went to two different Halloween parties. One was hosted by one of my Mardi Gras societies and the other was hosted by one of his. We decided to dress 'punk'.
Here we are in our costumes.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Marshal Do Dah

Friday night the Marshals of one of my organizations held their only fundraiser of the year.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Fall Dance

One of my Mardi Gras organization had their Fall Dance fundraiser last night. The Dance was suppose to be the Friday after Hurricane Ivan but the location had some damage and we had to postpone.

Sunday, September 12, 2004


Last night I want to a drawdown presented by a couple of the rooms in one of my Mardi Gras societies. The theme of the evening was USA and remembering September 11th.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Royalty Celebrated

On Friday night my husband and I went to the Magnolia Ballroom at Brookley Field to celebrate and honor the Queen and Emblem of one of my Mardi Gras societies.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Police Chief Convention

On Monday Toy called me and told me that I was parading Wendsday night. There was a police chief convention in town and they wanted to have a short little parade to give the out of towners a taste of Mobile Mardi Gras. It was last minute so there were several people making phone calls to find anyone who had a costume handy to come down and participate. Two floats from two different Mardi Gras societies were used. There was one group of ladies that walked throught the pavillion and handed out beads prior to the parade. My dad 'Chief Slacabamarinico" lead the parade in one of the Jacees cars. We circled the parking lot of Battleship Park twice. It was really short and hot but I think the crowd liked it. At the end the driver made the mistake of pulling the floats up next to each other and a bead fight between all the rider broke out and went on for about 10 minutes. I think that was the best part of the parade. Afterwards a lot of us just hung around in the parking lot and drank. The jacees had a go cart and several people including my son got to ride it in the parking lot. After about an hour we changed clothes and went to Biloti's for more drinks and socializing. It was really late before I got home.

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  • Monday, July 26, 2004

    My wild weekend!

    I went to my organization's Womanless Fashion Show on July 23rd. I was hoping to have some pictures but I forgot my camera.

    The next day I was suppose to go to Lesleigh's house to reherse for a skit we are doing in October at a Mardi Gras dance but I couldn't get up.

    On Sunday, I woke up around 11:30 and had to get up and dress for a room decoration committee meeting at 1.