Tuesday, February 5, 2008

That's phat with a PH.

HAPPY FAT TUESDAY aka Mardi Gras to my loyal readers! Now in Canada, my mother and *sigh* brother's native land, they celebrate Shrove Tuesday and/or PANCAKE TUESDAY on this day. Yes, PANCAKES!!! Mom had always wondered why people stare at her in a befuddled manner when she called today "pancake tuesday" - apparently the tradition is more of a U.K. and Commonwealth country thing. Besides eating pancakes, some people even participate in pancake races - a tradition where contestants run while carrying a frying pan complete with a pancake in it. At certain points along the course the contestant must flip the pancake successfully. I guarantee that this would be a race that I would lose overall; although I would have a personal victory of eating my pancake and NOT having to run.











In case you were wondering, YES, I did have begrudgingly only part of a pancake for breakfast. Apparently that is all that mom and dad 2b could spare their loyal chihueagle. To watch a delightful little "pancake" video featuring my pal "S" and her sister click here.

It wouldn't be a proper "Phat Tuesday" post if I didn't include some Mardi Gras photos. I found these pictures of a Mardi Gras dog parade. I wonder if these dogs had to show their mammary glands to get beads?

2 comments:

Stacey said...

PANCAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh Toffee, so sad that you only got part of one! I was going to leave you a message telling you all about my sister and our pancakes, but it seems like you have already seen our now "classic" video. I think the pancake tradition is awesome! It's cool you have Canadian ancestry.

Your Pal,
S

mau said...

Oh no....I make the pancake video reappear again for you Toffee...am off to go look for the missing "S" video

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