Once upon a time, one late afternoon, in the state of Utah, a woman ransacked her luggage looking for her lipstick and make up. Her name was Emily, and she was traveling from Minnesota to new Orleans for Mardi Gras. It was her first time away from home. She was finding everything but her lipstick in that suitcase. Emily was traveling alone. She thought, maybe her lipstick might be in her pocket book, and they were. She also wanted to find her compact. After all the problems finding her lipstick and compact,she wanted a fifth of tequila. She headed to the bar. As she enjoyed her drink, she heard the jumbled conversations of the people around her. The people seemed strange to her since this trip was the farthest she had been away from home. The smell of old cologne and stale cigarette smoke engulfed her. She had her drink, and went to get something to eat to take on the next flight. She hoped that she would make it to New Orleans with no problems and find some good costumes and masks to wear to the Mardi Gras Parades.