Tuesday is arguably the worst day of the week. On Monday, you at least have that lingering feeling that it's still the weekend, otherwise called a hangover. But by Tuesday, you're well into your work/school week and are acutely aware that the upcoming weekend is far, far away.
Before you go all Happiness Project out of despair, there's good reason to party it up on a school night--Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 12 and it's time to paint the town purple, yellow, and green,. Even if you're not going to be showing your goods in exchange for beads on Bourbon Street, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate Fat Tuesday--unless you're giving up sex for the next 40 days of Lent.
"Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!" (That's "let the good times roll" for all you non-French speakers).