Fat Tuesday

June 2012 How We Got our Name

We have been houseboating for 15 years. Our first boat was named Blue Monday because we were Blue on Monday going back to reality each week.  When we sold Blue Monday and bought a bigger boat, we struggled naming the new one. Blue Monday had been our identity for nine years, and often used the name Blue Monday as passwords at work. One day at work my coworker needed my password. He asked if that was our boat name and I explained the story and said we were at a loss for a new name. He simply said Fat Tuesday. It happened to be Fat Tuesday that day and the name fit perfect.  The boat is bigger, fatter and every day it feels like Fat Tuesday as we eat, drink and have fun with friends. We currently adopted the MardiGras theme with new green, purple and gold paint, and pass out beaded necklaces to all our fellow guests. The "Day" theme has already inspired our next boat name: Hump Day.

Heidi and Marc Salava

Fremont, Wis.

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