Grandparents are under mandatory evacuation. They’re in Lafayette. Mom, Dad, my sister & her boyfriend are staying in my parents’ house, a couple blocks north of the mandatory evacuation. My aunt and uncle will also be in town, about one block north of the mandatory evacuation. Others have gone west to Texas, and one will be staying in Baton Rouge. Bottom line, it’s going to...
Ernie the Attorney and Craig are staying put.
For those keeping score, I smoked two cigarettes last night. The first was GREAT, the second was terrible. It’s over.
Going upstate, taking computer. I want to be distracted but not TOO distracted. Getting my last Weather Channel hit before the drive.
Even before Katrina, Gulf Coast hurricane coverage always centered around New Orleans. From there, the coverage fans to New Orleans’ surrounding areas — St. Charles parish, etc. I keep waiting for someone to realize that the current storm track takes Gustav directly up Vermilion Bay, and to write something about Vermilion Parish, which has already ordered a mandatory evacuation...
Those who live south of Hwy. 14 are under a mandatory evacuation order beginning...– STORM UPDATE: Mandatory evacuations for parts of Vermilion Parish | theadvertiser.com | The Advertiser
That Tumblr search bar came out of nowhere, huh?
LSU football game moved to 10 a.m. →
Caro Signore Mafoddo
I received your copy of the Catholic publication, Il Rosario, today. But I don’t have time to read it because I need to clean up the apartment before 6pm and get few things off my chest in the meantime: 1. John McCain, do you think we’re that stupid? 2. This lip gloss makes me worry that a bug will fly into it and get stuck. 3. Why can’t I buy an ice bucket in this neighborhood?...
I haven’t posted a new 5-Day Cone because, even though I anxiously awaited the 11PM and 5AM NOAA updates, it’s still the same damn 5-Day Cone. As a metaphor, I like the 5-Day Cone. I tend to operate similarly. Actually, my cone might be more akin to the 3-Day Cone — perhaps a touch more accurate, but not so willing to go out on a limb and make overarching claims or commitments....
…IT WOULD BE NO SURPRISE IF RAPID INTENSIFICATION OCCURRED AND GUSTAV...– Tropical Storm GUSTAV Forecast Discussion
small magazine | autumn 08 | page 14 →
Red sauce recipe.
Then Came Today
Someone in the deli was wearing Electric Youth. The fragrance. Someone at Time Warner Center asked me if I knew there was a heavenly mother, and that she was also planning to be a part of the rapture. Someone on Sixth Avenue bumped into me from behind and will take home memories of the legendary New York Staredown they experienced. Someone hosted a webinar that will go down in history as utterly...
The five-day cone moved to the left. Instead of sniffing the mouth of the Mississippi river, it’s looking like Vermilion Bay. That puts New Orleans on the bad side and Abbeville in the bullseye. I spoke to two Abbevillians last night. One said that there had been a run on water and batteries in Walmart — on Tuesday. Whoop whoop.
Weather channel ticker: “NEW ORLEANS LEVEES WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL 2011.”
Walmart’s new logo is crap. I’ll be having BBQ with a former talk show host this weekend. In what can only be described as a sheer stroke of genius, I likened the frequency of one’s friends marrying in one’s twenties to microwaving a bag of popcorn. I convinced someone in my office I am an active practitioner of Haitian voodoo, if only because I have been wearing the same...
Five-day cone not looking good.
Same album, different track on repeat this week.
Wow, that’s a pretty mean-spirited wifi network you’ve got there, “get your own shit.” PS: LOVING THE LOWER CASE, you hepcat, you.
The answer is yes, I did see you flossing on the subway.
I couldn’t psych myself up for convention-watching last night, which is so unlike me. But I prefer breaking news-type-political stuff. I’m not interested in watching the Democratic party put on a big shooow. I was also, for some reason, slightly embarrassed at the Jimmy Carter tribute. That’s about where I tuned out. Watching convention coverage is like watching the VMAs....
His driver is Specialist Rocky Sylvia, 24, wiry, Newport-smoking, from...– This Land - Three Years After Hurricane, the Backup Is a Fixture - Series - NYTimes.com
Italian priest organizes beauty contest for nuns -... →
Stiff neck, x2.
My pretend flight to Raleigh boards any minute!
Was going to catch the Dali exhibit at moma, until I realized it was a cattle call. Yikes!
Vinnie: “Isn’t that a bit like throwing a birthday party at a dentist’s office?”
After getting my morning frap I was rolling with my homies Steve Inskeep and...– Sweet Juniper!
I was going to just title this “Smoking” but French jazzes everything up, don’t you think? Sorry, that was the sausage and pepper roll talking. AHEM. I have lately been obsessed with smoking. The idea of smoking, smoking in a bathrobe, smoking while laying down on the couch, standing on a street corner in a white Hanes t-shirt and jeans with my hair in a ponytail and huffing...
Also: I don’t, nor will I ever, care about beach volleyball. (Oh, and where is the men’s beach volleyball in all this? Not sexy enough?)
I’m sorry: they’re retiring women’s softball, but introducing…BMX? Olympics, you’ve officially jumped the shark.
I Have Two Very Important Things to Tell You
1. At 5:30pm on the Northeast corner of 37th street, Tracy Morgan was making a right onto 6th Avenue in his black Bentley convertible. 2. Listen to my new favorite song, as of today. It’s posted above.
I like creating characters. Example: I’m wearing a long sweater, glasses and a...– Post Adolescents: Tween Bloggers - New York Times
I made my own juice today. With parsley. And it was good!
There is something very funny about Nicklas Bendtner. He makes me giggle.
• Looks like liquid gold, but it’s really an external hard drive– LaCie Golden Disk 500GB Hard Drive : Target