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Monday, February 27, 2012

Mardi Gras

Winter break comes to an end today and Kyle, Luke, and Sue have to get up early to go to school and work.   It is tough getting up early, and if you think about the school districts buses and start times, they have it all mixed up.  High School catches the bus at 0630, Middle School at 0730, and Elementary at let’s say 0830.  So the teenagers who want and need their sleep are up earliest, followed by the tweens in the middle, and the youngest, who wake up early anyway are the ones who can sleep late.

So much for logic, so I am guessing in the old days, students in HS wanted to get out early do they can work at a job after school.  Most employers won’t hire kids till they are 16 or 17, and by that time, they don’t really want to work at McDonald's.  Still, there is always sports practice and after school activities to keep the students and parents hopping.

This day in History “On this day in 1827, a group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebrations.
The celebration of Carnival--or the weeks between Twelfth Night on January 6 and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian period of Lent--spread from Rome across Europe and later to the Americas. Nowhere in the United States is Carnival celebrated as grandly as in New Orleans, famous for its over-the-top parades and parties for Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), the last day of the Carnival season.”

Speaking about keeping things hopping, New Orleans will be hosting one of the biggest parties.  I have never been to Mardi Gras, but recall a co-worker names Marty, saying how he will celebrate Marty Gras instead.  Sue’s brother Don, met his wife Cherie in New Orleans some years back during the celebration and have been together ever since.  Cherie had a big scare recently, and had to have a few stents put in.  We wish her a speedy recovery.

Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, and then decided to take a quick trip to the gym for a workout.  Went to Unique fitness only 2 miles away and will make a decision if I want to join there and leave Planet fitness which is much further away.

It is funny how Cablevision sent an email today detailing that we make have service disruptions soon.  “Important information about your TV service

Between 2/29 and 3/8, you may notice a very brief interruption in TV service due to Sun Outages. These interruptions last only a few minutes and are caused by the sun's interference with satellites that deliver TV service. The service will be restored automatically and there is nothing you will need to do. For a complete schedule of anticipated times and channels affected, click here.

As detailed in the blog earlier this year, be on the lookout for Sun Spots or Solar Flares.  They are coming, and may disrupt more than you TV service.

Photo of the day “Mardi Gras”

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