Saturday, September 28, 2013

it's that time of year again: grade week.

feet on ya desk monday



my coffee shop

grita:  ruiner of crops

o so much fun fun fun


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday deluge in NOLA / Rivershack Tavern on the levy

Our History

Characterized as New Orleans’ most unusual bar, is known to have been at various times a grocery store, a bar, a restaurant, a package liquor store, and a pharmacy. The “Shack” was thrust into the national spotlight when old asbestos shingles were removed from the sides of the 100 year-old building. Underneath, miraculously preserved for over half of a a century, were large, vibrantly colored, hand-painted advertisements from the 1940's – in virtual mint condition!
The Rivershack Tavern is also the home of the Tacky Ashtray. The Rivershack’s collection really grew when drinks were traded for ashtrays brought in by customers. Don't forget to bring in YOUR tacky ashtray – we’ll trade you for the drink of our choice! The tackiness of your ashtray will determine the value of the beverage.
1992 brought the addition of the Rivershack’s famous “Bar Legs” barstools. Made on the premises, these barstools are designed to reflect people from all walks of life. Included in the collection you'll find the Golfer, the Cowboy, and the Shrimper.

Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Guy Fieri, the Food Network’s star of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”, recently paid us a visit to indulge in some of Chef Mike’s incredible specials. Guy’s crew spent two days filming a segment for the show. They were treated to demonstrations and tastings of: the wivershack’s whasckily wabbit with spaetzle dumplings, braised lamb shank, peanut crusted soft shell crab, turtle soup and of course the New Orleans’ favorite, red beans and rice.
The episode premiered on June 23rd and will be replayed on the Food Network several times. Check the Food Network’s website for showings of: “Where the Locals Go”

Saturday, September 21, 2013

things i'm happy about on saturday:

1. i finally got a good hair cut--first since may.  thank you rebecca at stardust salon down on magazine st in the irish channel.  love my cut.  love this city more now that i know i can get a good cut.

2.  big thanks to stephen & dolly at pinwheel for nominating a poem for "best of the net 2013"-thanks guys!

3. thanks to delta mouth literary festival for inviting me to read at the 2014 festival in baton rouge.

4. thanks to andy stallings for inviting me to read at the poetry exchange project's reading at tulane in     november.

5. i just had some grits & an egg for lunch.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

i needed to git out of town. i went to mississippi.

love having a jeep

beach time is a fine time

pass christian, mississipmarina looks maine-ish

quirky sip

mallory jokingly said all i need in life to be happy is a bottle of crystal hot sauce & some deep dark tanning oil.  lol.  sadly she's not too far off.  i do love a leg tan & rely on hot sauce.

makes me yearn to leave the ole desk & git on the road

so many bridges here on these country roads

made it home.  typical couch sandwich.  i feel so much better.

Saturday, September 7, 2013