The Mardi Gras Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Tareyton cigarettes. Tareyton smokers would rather fight than switch!

Yes, believe it or not, Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, becaudse Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday. Combine that with President’s Day tomorrow, and it’s hardly worth the effort to go back to work, isn’t it?

It’s been kind of a quiet week here. I think I need to get out of the house, but then I think "nahhhh…." Truth is, I like being inside all the time. Which should be an enormous red flag to many of you…

Are you getting ready for April and the A to Z Challenge? I know we’re getting ready at this end. The Theme Reveal takes place from March 7 to 21.

AsI said, I haven’t gotten out much, so there’s not much to talk abolut, so let’s proceed to…

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And that’s all she wrote for this edition of The Week That Was.

13 thoughts on “The Mardi Gras Week That Was

  1. I remember being quite amused by some of the Tareyton commercials back in the sixties when I was a kid. I tried smoking Tareytons when I was a smoker in the early eighties, but they seemed rather bland and tasteless so they didn’t appeal to me all that much.

    Happy Mardi Gras! I should eat something appropriate for the day on Tuesday, but I’ll probably be eating something more like Mexican food.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. I remember seeing Frank Sutton (Sgt. Carter from “Gomer Pyle”) in one of their print ads. Not long after that, he had a fatal heart attack. My uncle smoked them, and I tried one, and was not impressed. By the way, I heard that California wants to outlaw filter cigarettes…


      1. Hadn’t heard about any ban, but I did notice that cigarettes were advertised at a local gas station at $10 per pack. That’s as good as a ban. I remember when cigs were sold for less than $10 a carton in many places across the U.S. If CA outlaws filter cigarettes people will still be able to buy marijuana cigarettes at legal dispensaries. I’m not sure any of them are filtered though.

        Seems like they’d want to get rid of unfiltered cigarettes unless they’re just worried about environmental impacts of discarded filtered butts.


  2. I caught up! I do hope you get out one day…maybe a nice spring day. :)) That commercial is horrible! Oh my…the black eye and the look of craziness in their eyes is quite unsettling. Now they can have charcoal and tobacco in their lungs..yummy. Oh, how can one see Eurovision contest and when is it on?


    1. Best way to find out about the Eurovision contest is to check their website ( and maybe subscribe to their newsletter. I’m not sure there is a way to see it in North America, though it seems there should be. Maybe streaming it over the Internet…? If nothing else, they post chunks of it to YouTube. It’s scheduled for May 10, 12, and 14.


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