Friday, January 26, 2007

Cribs: Katrina

My brother posted a link to this on Facebook and I wanted to share it, too. It's pretty brilliant. Little disturbing, but I'm strangely desensitized to the visuals. Except the pool and the fridge. Ugh. Quick note: mild language...I'd call it PG-13, maybe PG.

Anyway, thanks for bringing it to my attention, Geoff.

Monday, January 22, 2007

I hope Sunday's events don't render the previous post null and void...

I feel so much sadness over the Saints. And so much hatred towards the Bears.

I can't put it into words as eloquently as Chris Rose can, because, frankly, he is the man, and I am not. So I'll let him do it.

By the way...did I tell you how I got to meet him? Back in...October....I think... there was a huge golf tournament and silent auction for school. Lots of Saints and other sports memorabilia, food from local restaurants, a few local celebrities, free was fun. Anyway, Chris Rose frequents the bar where it was held, Monkey Hill Bar, and he showed up at the event. He went out, got a couple boxes of his book, "1 dead in attic," came back, and sold and autographed them, donating all of the money to school. He is just so amazing. And, I bought a second copy of his book, which he autographed. It says "To Aimée. Louisiana Toujours! Chris Rose 10-06." It is my new prized possession. He was so cool to meet and chat with while he was autographing. He didn't write up our event, because this was not long before he started writing about things other than despair once his depression article came out. Google it. It's fantastic. So real...oh heck, I'll link that one, too. Anyway, when we evacuate again, that baby's coming with us. He is my idol.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Phone call, 3:42 p.m., as my students are dismissing for the day.

Phone: "Bzzzzz bzzzzzzzzzzzzz. bzzzzzzzzz bzzzzzzz." ('Twas on vibrate)

7/8 C: "Go Saints!!!!!! See you Monday!!!!!!! Woooooo no school!"

Me: (Finger in ear to hear) "Hello?"

Loan Officer: "Hi, Aimée...this is A.J. How are you today?"

Me: "I'm good...and how about you?"

A.J.: "Good...I tried calling Mark, and he didn't answer, which is unusual, so I decided to try you."

Me: "Yeah, he is working longer hours now. He's probably still at work."

A.J.: "Oh, I didn't know that. So, the Saints are going to the Super Bowl."

Me: "Oh, I certainly hope so!!"

A.J.: "Well, I know they are. You finally got your loan approval!"

Saturday, January 13, 2007

National news that quotes me.