Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Who has a Mardi Gras Tree?
Old 01-26-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
DFW_M5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 5,074
Who has a Mardi Gras Tree?

A friend put this up in his house:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 10952877_698402313614433_4846566731139268295_n.jpg (132.2 KB, 15 views)
__________________

__________________
Doing things today that others won't, to do things tomorrow that others can't. Of course I'm referring to workouts, not robbing banks.
DFW_M5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-26-2015, 04:09 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RonBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,325
I can resist anything but temptation:



or Louisiana... period.
__________________

__________________
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu
RonBoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 04:29 PM   #3
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 17,405
Mardi Gras tree? Never heard of it. But then, I'm sometimes culturally deprived.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 04:44 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 40,174
Hey, I'm right here in the thick of things and I don't have one. But then, I didn't get a Christmas tree, either....

RonBoyd, thanks for the youtube. I love that song so much!
__________________
5/17/2018: Retired a second time, this time from my volunteer Admin duties. After 10 years of being on the team, and 40,000+ posts, the time just seemed right. It has been such fun to work with all of our Mods and Admins and I plan to stick around as a regular member.
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 05:04 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
DFW_M5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 5,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Hey, I'm right here in the thick of things and I don't have one.
I'm so disappointed. I would have thought you would have at least had a miniature one.
__________________
Doing things today that others won't, to do things tomorrow that others can't. Of course I'm referring to workouts, not robbing banks.
DFW_M5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 05:10 PM   #6
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 17,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW_M5 View Post
I'm so disappointed. I would have thought you would have at least had a miniature one.
I get the impression that being an introvert W2R pretty much stays away from the crowds during Mardi Gras. If I lived there I'd probably go at least once just to see it but that would probably end my curiosity. The rest I'd just watch on TV if at all.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 05:27 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,428
Most of the ski slopes here in Colorado have a Mardi Gras tree. A close-by evergreen is somehow selected by one of the lifts and it receives all kinds of beads during the winter, but especially around Mardi Gras.
Hermit is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 05:31 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 40,174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt34 View Post
I get the impression that being an introvert W2R pretty much stays away from the crowds during Mardi Gras. If I lived there I'd probably go at least once just to see it but that would probably end my curiosity. The rest I'd just watch on TV if at all.
You're right. Frank lives 1/2 block from one of the biggest Mardi Gras parade routes. We still don't go down there every year! Some years we do, but mostly not.

We used to leave town over Mardi Gras, but I guess we are getting older - - the idea of driving a long distance isn't that appealing, either.

One of the nicest things about being retired, is that when we get stuck behind a parade we can just enjoy watching from the car, and wait until it passes by. No worries about being late to work or anything else.
__________________
5/17/2018: Retired a second time, this time from my volunteer Admin duties. After 10 years of being on the team, and 40,000+ posts, the time just seemed right. It has been such fun to work with all of our Mods and Admins and I plan to stick around as a regular member.
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 05:36 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 40,174
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW_M5 View Post
I'm so disappointed. I would have thought you would have at least had a miniature one.
My change in avatar is my only Mardi Gras decoration this year.
__________________

__________________
5/17/2018: Retired a second time, this time from my volunteer Admin duties. After 10 years of being on the team, and 40,000+ posts, the time just seemed right. It has been such fun to work with all of our Mods and Admins and I plan to stick around as a regular member.
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foie Gras timo2 Other topics 48 01-21-2015 09:58 AM
Mardi Gras on a budget? aaronc879 Travel Information 37 01-15-2013 09:30 PM
49 y.o. has 460k in 401k, 115k vested portable pension, 100k tree farm, 65k ROTH, kilowatt Hi, I am... 7 11-01-2010 02:03 PM
NBC News - Mardi Gras: America's best party Wags Other topics 6 01-24-2008 02:50 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.