Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the ghost of mardi gras past

another mardi gras has come and gone and i say thank god! there were some observations that i noted and wish to share.

1) there will always be stupid people that decide to drive into the heart of masked revelers dancing in the street and have the audacity to actually get angry over people not moving out of the way.

2)there will never be enough portable bathrooms.

3)you cannot use a bathroom in an establishment without buying a drink that will cause you to need to use the bathroom in an establishment which will force you to purchase a drink that will make you need to go to the...oh bloody hell, you get the point.

4)there will always be the same guys dressed as skeletons with big bones dangling from there crotches and as they consume one big ASS beer after another, they will inevitably come on to women using their boners...ha, ha get it? boner? they are skeletons. yeh, it isn't really very original.

5)it is best to go out to mardi gras early and be home in bed, with a liter of gator aid and a packet of vitamins by no later than 5 pm.

until next time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

it's looking up!!

this is shaping up to be a pretty good year. we have a new mayor. the saints won the super bowl and did it just before mardi gras!! this means good international exposure...you know, keeping the new orleans' brand out there but in a good way. maybe now, every other tourist won't be telling me how people thought they were crazy for coming to new orleans because they think it is still under water.
soon, we will have a new police chief. a chief who is articulate enough to string more than two sentences together. a chief who doesn't slander members of the city council and whine over some secret shadow government. i think somebody should take their anti-psychotic pills.
my birthday is approaching and i will be 39. 1 year away from 40 and i can honestly say that i am the most comfortable i have been in my own skin for the entire length of my life.
i have a wonderful girlfriend that i am fortunate enough to now be living with and together, we have three amazing dogs.
i am creating art and getting back into writing. i have some business opportunities. things are looking up. here is to 2010, may it be the best damn year so far. wishing you all a wonderful year.