Balls and all

So, this morning I got my first ball invitation of the 2006 Carnival season. That’s not really surprising in itself: my partner and I have been on this particular krewe’s list for a while, and the krewe captain is generally good about sending invites early. And of course, Carnival does start in less than a week….

No, what’s striking is that the invitation came by email, which has never happened before. I’m sure some people will turn up their noses at the innovation–and I’ll admit, there is something rather sweet and charming about receiving invitations through the US Postal Service–but given the fact that New Orleans’ mail carriers are still delivering stuff from August, it’s probably a smart idea. I just thank goddess that the invitation came in the form of a jpeg version of the card, which made it look kinda like the real thing. Sending out an Evite to a Carnival ball would’ve crossed some kinda line.

Regardless of how the invitation was sent, the important part is that New Orleans will be celebrating Carnival in 2006. Yeah, it’s been said countless times in the news and on the street, but it didn’t really hit home with me until I saw the evidence first-hand. It’s happening–it’s really, really happening, Sally Field. Anyone wanna go corset shopping?

2 Comments so far

  1. roux (unregistered) on January 1st, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

    Mail in all of south Louisiana is real slow. My Dad orders meds through the mail it took a month. He almost didn’t get them in time.

    We always pay bills on time and have been getting calls from creditors wondering where the payments are. I’m sure it is much worse in NOLA.

  2. Craig (unregistered) on January 1st, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

    Even the mail to Entergy is slow. My last power bill arrived with the previous month’s balance listed as past due, though check finally cleared the day after the statement was mailed.

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