We ride on Wednesday (2/26). I'm on float #21, on the top level, neutral ground side, position #5.
Earlier this month, Tom and I attended the Nyx ball, which was fun. Got all dressed up, had to wear a mask, met new Nyx sisters and partied down with the ones I already knew. Drank gin and tonics all night long, and was actually able to make it through the night till the breakfast buffet came out.
|Marching band in the ballroom|
|Presentation of the royal court|
|My float sisters|
The court and float lieutenants were introduced, as well as our Grand Marshal, Susan-freakin'-Spicer. Then the Zulu court came and danced... and we got to see a couple of the dance troupes as well.
Another thing I've been doing (and stressing about) is making purses. Nyx's signature throw is hand decorated purses (in the tradition on Zulu's coconuts and Muses' shoes) and I am so not crafty. I've had a lot of help from friends, though, and have learned a lot for next year. I'm going to keep my eyes open all year round for cool stuff to glue to purses, because I panic when it's crunch time.
|Note: I did NOT make this.|
|Canned beer for parade drinking|