Saturday, February 28, 2009


Today, I gave myself a facial, got a mani-pedi, ran some errands, including buying fresh produce and fish at the Hong Kong Market. I try to do that every couple of weeks. I'll season and freeze the fish. It should last a while. I'm trying to live a more healthy lifestyle.

The weather started off warm and muggy, and within a few hours turned cold and windy, without any rain.

I'm currently on the sofa in the den, supposedly for the purpose of clearing out some DVR memory. However, I see that Chiwetel Ejiofor is on. He's not a man I like to keep waiting. So, it looks like the DVR Memory will not be changing today.

I have a few more posts about wine for our tasting next week. I pray there are no more delays.

It's time to start working in my garden. My roses need some attention, and they show gratitude in such beautiful ways.

What's up with your weekend?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Children Traded for a Cockatoo

I'm trying to find pictures of this trio. They all look like they've been rode hard and put in the barn wet. Stay tuned.

Are You Eating a Heart-Healthy Diet?

If not, you may want to start making small changes now, for a better quality of life in the future. What are you eating for lunch today?

Best Job in the World (Hamilton Island, Australia) Contest Closes

How would you like this job? This caretaker/promoter position comes with this view and many others just as beautiful, paid room and board, and a 150,000 salary ($97,000 US), which is not bad for six months.

The contest spawned copycat contests. Anybody entering?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What's Your Take On ...

...Gwyneth's Website, being slammed? I don't understand the big deal. If you don't like somebody's website/blog, go somewhere else. There's plenty of them - find one you'll like.

Stop hating on her for having a good life and wanting to share.

Australian Gets Trapped in Vehicle He Tried to Steal

I love a good stupid criminal story:

Rick Santelli

After his televised, well-publicized rant last week, Rick Santelli says he and his wife feel threatened because Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded:

I’ve watched Mr. Santelli on cable the past 24 hours or so. I’m not entirely sure where Mr. Santelli lives or in what house he lives, but the American people are struggling every day to meet their mortgages, stay in their jobs, pay their bills, send their kids to school.

Where is the threat? Mr. Santelli, no disrespect to your wife, who I am sure is as lovely as you, but did you have the nerve to think you can call out the President of the United States the way you did and receive no response? In your tirade, you asked if President Obama was listening. Well, he was. The next time you decide to make a bold move, you should have the fortitude to see it all the way through and not whine when you receive a response like you're five and somebody's picking on you.

And no, I am not threatening you. You cheeky punk.

Miami Piano Teacher Kills Wife, Children, Self

There are really no words...

Stevie Wonder is Presented with the Library of Congress Gershwin Award by President Obama


Miami Banker Leonard Abess Gives Away $60M of His Own Money

Isn't it good to hear good news?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Lenten Season

With the official end of Mardi Gras at midnight, comes the season of Lent, a time of reflection, atonement, sacrifice. I hadn't yet decided what I'm giving up for Lent, but I will by today. I may not do much posting today, but I won't be gone too long.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nadia Suleman and Her Mom Face Off Over Children

Stephen Rue, Mr. Big Stuff, Zulu, 2009

On Mardi Gras, local attorney Stephen Rue goes from this:

To this.

Doesn't he look fabulous? Of course, Mr. Rue's journey was not without controversy, but attention is attention. Isn't that right, Mr. Rue?

Kidd Rock, Endymion Grand Marshal 2009

Eating fried chicken.

Look at my 3rd favorite boyfriend on the left, Sidney Torres.

Orpheus Parade Safety

N.O.P.D. Officers Donald Davis, left, and Craig Meyers helped maintain order during the Orpheus parade.

Lyric Jovial's Lovely Face Art, at Orpheus

Live Coverage of Mardi Gras Events, Courtesy WDSU.

Zulu King and Queen, 2009

Antoinette K-Doe, Widow of Ernie K-Doe, dies

I have a post scheduled for later today that mentions Mrs. K-Doe. I cannot believe she passed on, of all days, Mardi Gras. Mrs. K-Doe truly loved her husband, Ernie K-Doe, a local music artist whose song "Mother-in-Law" achieved national recognition. She kept his legacy alive in many ways, one of which was through their Mother in Law Lounge on North Claiborne Street.


The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club enjoys a rich and beautiful history. The parade is rolling right now (it's Uptown at 9 AM), has riders from every walk of life, and every race.

I'll be posting throughout the day.

Read more about the history of Zulu from their official website:

Happy Mardi Gras!

I have scheduled posts throughout the day, just click on the Mardi Gras label. Please enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rex Parade

Rex is one of the oldest parades, going back to 1872. Read about the history of Rex here.

It's Carnival Time!!!

What y'all doing today? Please tell me you're enjoying yourselves.
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