An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans. -Mark Twain
It never hurts to put over-indulgence on hold. Give up smoking, give up drinking, give up swearing... maybe by Easter Sunday we will have kicked at least one bad habit. Like I said, even if you're not religious, the idea of fasting, or being temperate, has merit.
“Lent is a time for discipline, for confession, for honesty... ” ― N.T. Wright
It is Positively Tuesday after all. Maybe I can give up complaining? For more than just Tuesdays, maybe for 40 days. I can try.
Today is Fat Tuesday, or to make it sound better, Mardi Gras. Almost anything sounds better en français, n'est-ce pas?