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I'm a big fan of bookends. In college, I found a lot of joy in going to the Sig Nu beach formal with the same guy as a senior whom I went with as a freshman. I like the irony and the significance of connecting the end with the beginning.
As I sit in my deliciously comfortable bed, my last night in the magical city that is New Orleans, I again find myself in this riptide of emotions caused by ...
... the beds look very
comfortable and the air conditioner works very well.
Shortly after we arrived we were off for a stroll through
the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Our first stop was in a sleazy little
bar where one bartender had the look of a long term crack addict. After we were
there for about ten minutes Karen pointed out that we had found ourselves in a
gay bar. We had a little, ...
... New Orleans clubs, and I’ll only take gigs in places that have a dance floor. There are places around the city that I played for years, but now I won’t do it because nobody’s dancing.” The mandate for fun in performing traces back to a musical role model Louis Armstrong. Though he grew up in a decade when Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna were at the top of late-teen playlists, Ruffins still vividly and emotionally recalled the moment ...
... I have ever had. Now we knew the weather was not going to be good for Mardi Gras..we were there for 2 days and those 2 days were the lowest temps of the week and rain predicted. While we thought we packed and were prepared for the cold and wet, we were not prepared for THAT cold and wet. Monday night on Bourbon Street was flat out coooolllddd , 36 degrees and windy (no rain however)..It didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of all the revelers on Bourbon ...
... know what will (he said with a thick layer of sarcasm). The ct scan did not show the same blockage and was very different from the x-ray they took only an hour earlier. They said that they needed to go over everything again but without her medical records from Meriter in Madison it would be tough. Meriter had informed them that it would take 7-10 days to get them the records, standard procedure. GREAT! They told us they would be admitting her and ...