Today is Mardi Gras, otherwise celebrated as Pancake Day (note the BIG difference in celebrations between the Carnival-throwing French-speakers and the bread-eating English speakers). So heat up those gridles, head to IHOP for free pancakes, or make yourself a King Cake (FYI: the requisite little plastic babies can be bought in the baby shower/wedding aisle at Wal-Mart).
Mardi Gras float
If we were a Lent celebrating people, what would you give up?