Monday, February 04, 2008
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and pancakes got all thrown together for the first time in my head when I was a sophomore in college. The "Mardi Gras" was a notorious campus event and Fat Tuesday was the persona adopted by a friend for the occasion - shimmying like a voluptuous belly dancer, draped in mardi gras beads and brandishing a spatula. Anyway that is the image that I can reconstruct from nearly 30 years away. For whatever reason, this Fat Tuesday turns up in a scene from a breakfast gathering with servings of pancakes on the table before us.