The best Wingman EVAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!!!Posted: February 20, 2012
took paw-paw to krewe of Napoleon tonight. look, he’s 88 years old. it takes him 10 minutes to walk one block. and once he get’s to our site, he’s wiped out and needs to sit down (you remember the pic of us yesterday, that’s our site). right out the gate it was bomb-stiggity. i walked to store to get paw-paw a bottle of water, when i came back the parade was about to begin. there were a decent amount of people on the street and sat down to drink my beer. there was a family from texas next to us and in the group there were 2 cute girls. one of the girls finally made eye contact with me and i did my thing where i stick my tongue out at her. she laughed and tapped her friend i when smile at them. they looked at each other and giggled, and i went over to my paw-paw to when he motioned for me to come over. he made a comment about something maw-maw used to do at the parades and i laughed. i looked over at the girls and could see one of them looking at me with the “aaaaaaw.” look. i told paw-paw, “i think that girl likes you.” he looked at her and waved. the 2 girls came over and the one i stuck my tongue out at asked, “is this your grandfather?” i smiled and said it was, “he doesn’t get to go to parades as often as he likes so i’ve been taking him.” the 2 girls coo’d, “that’s SOOOOOO SWEET of you.” i laughed and said, “well he also likes to come out here and hit on girls too, so be careful.”
the 2 girls were cousins and they came in from dallas to stay with their aunt and uncle in metairie. they names were jenna and janie. janie was the one i stuck my tongue out, and they were both VERY cute and in their early 20’s. well, they LOOOOVED paw-paw. at one point jenna was sitting in his lap (i was on the phone with my mom) and next thing i know jenna was doubled over laughing and giggling on his lap. i got off the phone and apparently she made a comment about what a cutie he was and he told her,
“i might be too old to cut the mustard, but i can still lick the jar.”
i shook my head and went back to talking to janie, they’re in town for a few more days and i told her MAYBE i’d be willing to show the 2 of them around. i number closed just as the parade started rolling. paw-paw got a nice kiss on the cheek and jenna went back over to her family. i have NO DOUBT that having him there broke down their defenses and gave me a bigger green light than had i been alone.any of you ladies care to chime in as to why? i’d LOVE to hear your opinion. oh…..i won’t be calling janie btw. i got too much going on to hang out with her.
right out the gate i got a HUGE surprise as Troy from the show swamp people was on his own float. i was soooooo fucking stoked. Troy fucking owns. peep:
if you listen close he responds to me “CHOOT ‘IM AGAIN!!!!!” that made my fucking day right there. lol. here’s some more parade vids for you. there was a star wars group and i JUST happened to be wearing my “star wars” t-shirt. all the guys were pointing at me as they walked by. they were in FULL costume. boba-fett, storm-troopers, chewy, han, luke. it was fucking awesome. well Vader was on the float. and…well, take a look.
vader pointed at me and threw me a bead. WINSAUCE!!!!!!! that was my mom responding to me btw when i said, “how cool was that?” lol. see…i really am a huge fucking geek at heart. and finally, here’s a vid of the Swamp People float, OH…the theme for the parade was “a dose of reality” so all the floats were based on reality shows: survivor, dirty jobs, swamp people, you get the idea.
i’ve done my best to give you guys an idea of what it’s like in NO for mardi gras. hopefully i did a decent job. i’m still collecting little bits of wisdom about women so that post will be up later. it’s a work in progress. i noticed something jotted down on a piece of paper by my paw-paw computer. he wrote this about my maw-maw (RIP)
“i called my little lady yum-yum. because she was sweeter than a ripe plum. i made her my wife, for the rest of life. that goes to show i’m no dum-dum.”
aaaaaaaaw. how awesome is that? lol.