Feb 212012
 

Happy Mardi Gras!

I read an article recently about how the difference between frugality and depravation was all about attitude.

I’ve gotten really good about only going out to eat once a week. Some weeks I don’t go out at all, which is a shocking change from just a couple years ago. I’ve gotten so much better at not spending.

However, tonight, not going out felt like depravation. It’s Mardi Gras. I took myself out and ate food that was really bad for me and had too much to drink. Then I went and wrote about cancer and death. Really, it all seemed very appropriate.

I miss New Orleans sometimes. Seattle’s still my home, but New Orleans will always have such a special place in my heart. I will go back, not to live, but to visit, probably sooner rather than later. And I don’t say that about many places.

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