Saturday, September 03, 2005

A Semi-Non-Rant and Some Other Crap

I know it was requested that I rant yet again today. But ya know what? This has been a crappy week. Now its finally over; its the weekend and I want to start fresh and new. Don't you worry, though, I will be back soon enough with complaints about how poorly the whole situation in New Orleans is being handled vs. how the tsunami was handled, and how it would be more helpful to keep Dubbya at his ranch biking in the daisies with Lance Armstrong and let the relief efforts use his helicopters and planes to transport the ill and the elderly and the pregnant women and the children, and how the Netherlands is on similar-type ground as New Orleans and they are so much more prepared than we are for this type of inevitable disaster, and about how race and social status couldn't possibly be playing a part in how much aid and how quickly its getting there. And let me say, speaking of rants, that the Mayor of New Orleans is my newest idol for speaking his mind about what is needed in the city and putting it out there in plain language that even our politicians should be able to understand, or so we would think. Right, but I am not ranting about that today. Really, I am not. Let's move on, shall we?
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Ah, I love Labor Day weekend! I am not a huge fan of the summer, because I don't really enjoy sweating or mosquitos. So fall is my season. And although September is really pretty summery around these parts, the godawful humidity starts to drop and the bugs start to die and we can enjoy the outdoors.

This weekend we have two bbq's, one of which we are hosting at our house. We are going to break out the blender and make the famous Jean Lafitte's Frozen Voodoo Daquiris (from the French Quarter) and I am making purple jello shots in honor of our beloved, fallen New Orleans. While we are too far away to actually go in and help, we will be keeping everyone in our thoughts and in our toasts.
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Is it odd to get teary when you hear "When The Saints Go Marching In"?

24 comments:

Patsy Darling said...

Ah voodoos. I'm so ready for them. I got the grape juice. Yummy. As for the mayor of Nawlins, I like how he's been leading his people from Baton Rouge, I notice he's nice and dry. He should be in there helping people imself, it is afterall his city.

LisaBinDaCity said...

I been feeling the same thing every time I hear New Orleans type music. Kind of tears at your heart eh?

Have a great weekend!

Jet said...

I'm a fan of Mayor Nagin too. I don't have such and issue that he's not in NOLA, simply because if you're gonna cooridnate, stuff like electricty and phones are important.

Woot! on both decisions regarding the wedding. Weddings are me me Me ME ME! disguised as fantasy manipulaton.

Raehan said...

I heard the mayor also. He did a good job speaking up.

And I am tear all the time, too.

Jessica Rabbit said...

Cool site.

Danielle said...

sound slike a fun time and rant on sista!!!

Jenn said...

I was recently reminded that the State government is the first in line during times of state crisis. Do you think Giuliani would've stood for any of the goings on in New Orleans? Heck No! He would've called in whatever and whoever he needed to in order to take care of his people, instead of using it as a political moment. No need for a rant to my comment, I can hear it coming, I know the "left" ground I'm so carefully trodding on! :) :) :)

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

have a great weekend, and if you decide to post a pic of those drinks, would you also put the recipe up, i'm the blender queen here and would love to have a recipe to honour that city.

Bumbling Bav said...

Hey I understood him LOUD AND CLEAR! Finally on Saturday Bush let our government send down more help then just our basic teams. SATURDAY PEOPLE.... WTF! My government better do more.... or bav here is gonna be kicking some Crazy Canuck ass!

deputyswife said...

The mayor's interview was POWERFUL! It is nice to see a politician saying what he feels, not what is politcally correct.

I hope you had a great barbecue! Last night I discussed your blogs while drinking a beer with friends. All good stuff! I promise!

Natsthename said...

Naah, get teary over that if it helps. I have been getting teary over Aaron Neville or Harry Connick or over looking at my collection of mardi gras beads. You're so right about the Netherlands, though. Good rant!

Twist of Kate said...

Hey that was a pretty good rant, er, non ranty post! :) Hope you have a lovely BBQ and get nice and tipsy :)

Last Girl On Earth said...

It's OK to get teary. These are teary times. But DO enjoy your weekend. Make a toast to N.O. for me!

trine said...

im with last girl on this. it's ok.
i hope you had a lovely weekend despite everything. mine was really really lovely for a change...

pia said...

I start tearing everytime I hear walking to new orleans

Arethusa said...

That was a very good non-rant, I liked it. Isn't that odd but my friends and I did a few jello shots in honour of NO over the weekend too! Heh. I hope that y'all managed to have a good time in spite of the current situation. :)

Evey said...

Hope you had a great long weekend. And Im crossing my fingers you enjoyed some margaritas on my behalf:)

Dawn said...

I am not a fan of the summer either. I love fall and spring!

Holly said...

Yes, that was a good rant. I laughed out loud at the suggestion that we keep Dubya in Texas bicycling in the daisies with Lance... that was funny!

And yes, the Mayor is a hero for standing up for his city, and not letting the D.C. politicians trample over him.

HighMaintenanceHussy said...

Hope you had a good one. :D

A friend said...

Comparing The Netherlands to New Orleans? When was the last hurricane that tore through Europe? Turn off CNN and come towards the light!

Nino the Mindboggler said...

Yeah, great fucking President, stayed on vacation 3 days after the disaster...

I hope the the flag-sucking half-wits who voted for that retard are proud now.

Big Dipper said...

Well said.
BTW it is a bit odd to have a tear for THAT song.

Molly said...

Sounds like your Labor Day cook out was going to be a lot of fun! I am with you on being happy to bid farewell to the buggy hot humidity of the summer!