Bad Cats and Jewelry

January 31, 2012

Tags: Camilla, Mississippi, BFF, Tulane, cats, carpets, jewelry, artist, Stephanie, dogs, crate, cage

I had the chance to reconnect this past weekend in Mississippi with one of my oldest and dearest friends, and took it.

Camilla was my BFF for more years than seems possible and we had the sorts of adventures young women had during the brief Age of Aquarius--boyfriends turning out to be (more…)

Hands That Are Not Mine

January 15, 2012

Tags: Palmistry, Carol, Dee, money, payment, deaths, psychic, random, meaning, loss, women, Twilight Zone

The late Hunter S. Thompson once said, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Well, I guess he knew what he was talking about because that's what I've gone and done.

I've accepted money for reading palms. Four palms, as a matter of fact--two people, both hands. Friends of mine, yes, (more…)

Music in The Parking Lot

January 8, 2012

Tags: playoff game, Lone Trumpeter, church parking lot, musicians, Obvious Tuba-ist, Visible Trombonist, Mahalia Jackson, jazz guitarist, vocalist, car dealer, Shanghai, gypsy/klezmer, Saints, piano

It's a balmy Sunday, I'm out in my back yard, the Saints won their playoff game last night vs. the Detroit Lions, cat Maggie is stalking (but not catching, thank God) a squirrel, and the Lone Trumpeter is loudly going at it somewhere behind the church.

I just love the (more…)

It's 2012. Eat Dessert First.

January 1, 2012

Tags: Mayan Calendar, New Orleanian, Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, End of the world

Okay, is there anyone out there who hasn't heard about the Mayan Calendar prediction?

Didn't think so.

But I recently read that an actual date is mentioned for the end of the world--December 21, 2012--so maybe that gives us a little more time than I once thought. Almost a year. Mexico, home of the Mayans, has plans to lure vacationers and celebrants for a year-long party, never mind all the drug murders that are plaguing the place. Because it's the End of The Fucking World, get a little perspective on it, okay?

Well, I won't be able to visit Mexico but figure I can enjoy (more…)