Things that make me nostalgic during Mardi Gras season:
Cheap plastic beads
The knife stays in the King Cake Box!
Any song by Professor Longhair or Beau Jacques
Waking up early and going to bed late
Wet, cold days that end up sunny
When someone laughs loudly or calls joyfully to someone on the street
Any combination of purple, green, and gold
The smell of pork fat
The taste of cheap beer
What about you? Leave a comment if I missed one of your favorite Mardi Gras "triggers."