Three parades rolled last night, the Knights of Babylon, the Krewe of Chaos, and the Krewe of Muses, women after my own heart. The title float of the Muses is a large high-heel shoe with fiber-optics, changing the color from silver to red. It's great. Last night I caught a lovely pair of blue plastic dangling shoe earings with a matching necklace. My grandson caught a baseball signed by all nine of the Muses. Patricia caught a pedicure set and a signature Muses backpack. It just doesn't get any better than that! Read more Mardi Gras 2006 stories.