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This Tuesday Will Never Lose Its Appetite

Here’s the skinny on “Fat Tuesday.”

Considering the American epicenter for Mardi Gras is New Orleans, LA (more specifically the French Quarter and Bourbon Street), it’s no surprise that this celebratory occasion is overshadowed by epic parades, bead throwing and a few, low-key parties.

I also hear there is mild consumption of alcoholic beverages during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

While there is certainly an appeal for this signature celebratory style in New Orleans, LA for certain age groups and individuals, we would be doing ourselves a disservice if we did not take the time to remind ourselves and appreciate the inspiration and motivation behind Mardi Gras and the day known as “Fat Tuesday.”

Bonus: You can read this blog post and watch this video while eating your King Cake, searching for the coveted miniature baby doll.  

Continuing a tradition, I will once again give up the letter “Z” for Lent.

(FYI – My last name is Lentz).

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The Scene on the Screen is for 2016

Cities all around the world are celebrating the New Year in mesmerizing style with fireworks that will paint the night sky in spectacular fashion. Tonight is one of the more special evenings because the entire planet parties with jubilation and optimism for what this year will bring. The possibilities feel boundless.

Few places welcome in the New Year like Sydney, Australia.

2016 was no exception.

Happy New Year & Here’s to a Great 2016!

3-2-1…

Hamingjusamur Nýtt Ár!
(“Happy New Year!” in Icelandic)

The best part about tonight is how the entire world celebrates New Year’s Eve. If there was ever a day to literally hang out in Space, it would be tonight/today. The colors seen in the night sky will represent every color in that gigantic Crayola crayon box from our elementary school days.

“Was that firework orange with twirling turquoise?”

It’s a continuous stream of fireworks, light shows, boisterous music, confetti, happiness, kissing, goofy hats and crowds of people joyously dancing in the streets, homes and in hotel lobbies that’s a spectacular display of hope and the infinitely possible. Welcoming in the new year is a universal truth that’s proven in every language in every corner of the globe. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to fully report on each city’s unique festivities. Fortunately though, there are plenty of places to choose from. As it’s become commonplace, Bing posts a picture each day that dazzles the eye. Today was no exception.

When my family went to Iceland, we were there for New Year’s! Luckily, there’s a photo of what it would be like to be on the pristine glacial lake of Jökulsárlón, Iceland, which is a better sight than the much-hyped, expansive collection of celebratory bonfires around Reykjavík we were told about…

 

(© Norbert Eisele-Hein/Aurora Photos)

(© Norbert Eisele-Hein/Aurora Photos)

Here’s to a Perfectly Picturesque 2015! 

Happy Monday!

It’s strange.

Even in 2014, some people in positions of authority still have to spoil the party for the rest of us. Thankfully, someone still has the their feet (or foot) firmly planted on the floor of reality and is willing to let loose to show everybody what’s right these days.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Kevin Bacon + the 30th anniversary of some small movie role he had in the ’80s.

Let’s just roll the tape…

Happy Monday!