I'm going to pretend I purposely saved this for now to put a nice big bead-dazzled bow on Fat Tuesday, but in all actuality I'm just a little late to it, which is appropriate seeing as how my colleague who would have been all over it yesterday is actually right up in the thick of things at Mardi Gras (see if you can spot him on <a href="http://www.nola.com/paradecam/" target="_blank">web cam</a>) and therefore isn't here to cover it.