Saturday, August 27, 2005

Hello Katrina!

So, here we are in Southeast Louisiana waiting for this terrible storm. If I listen to the news broadcasters, this will be my last few days on earth. Yes, we are choosing to stay and ride it out. We are going to be prepared for a last minute evacuation, but really I'm somewhat optimistic. I am mostly worried about a tree falling on my house. Another added concern is flooding. But we have decided to look on the bright side. If my house floods, then I can get new furniture. If a tree falls on the house, then I get to enlarge my bathroom. Maybe even redo the kitchen. Of course, Jim told me that it doesn't count if I chop them down myself. So, anyway, we win. I always like to look on the bright side.

Tomorrow night, we will all be camping out in our family room. Me, my hubby, my two kids, my mom, my stepdad, and their chihuahua, Mr. Bean. It should be fun. I will write as soon as I can. Hopefully, the electricity won't be out too long. If it looks like we won't have electricity for a while, I think that we are going to head over to Florida and go visit family and friends. Spend the rest of the week at Disney. Again, another winning situation either way. I am determined to stay positive!

What is weird is to look around the town and think that the landscape in a couple of days might look entirely different.

Now we just begin the long wait. Waiting, waiting, waiting... Pray for us.

Friday, August 12, 2005

He should have known

It would seem that nothing bad should ever happen to psychics. I mean, they can predict the future, right. So they should be able to avoid mishaps, don't you think. Especially those like this.

IF HERVE VANDROT, a French amateur psychic, took out a warranty on his crystal ball, he may soon be claiming on it. Instead of predicting that his flat would catch fire, the fortune-telling device was the cause of the blaze.
M Vandrot, 24, who is studying botanics at Edinburgh University, left the ball on his windowsill while he visited the city’s Royal Botanic Garden. By the time he returned, the ball had destroyed his own and two other flats, and had left several others uninhabitable.

Maybe, just maybe, he can't really see into the future. Maybe.

Just pondering

I wonder, if in light of the recent scandal that seems to be plaguing Air America, if WSMB here in New Orleans is second-guessing their recent decision to switch formats to liberal talk?

Thursday, August 04, 2005

I wonder what they are looking for

Yesterday, the local reporters were all atwitter with the breaking news about the search warrents, and subsequent raids, on La. Congressman William Jefferson's homes and car. It seems all those that are in the know are keeping mum. All that can be done is speculating. Yet another crooked and corrupt politician to add to the long list of Louisiana history. What a proud day for us.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Just a quick check-in

I wanted to let you all know that I am still alive and kicking. School is getting ready to start on the 18th and I am really looking forward it. I have been living life with one eye on my kids and one half-closed eye on current events. I am very glad to see President Bush using his public-given authority to get somethings done. This self-imposed break has been very restful and it won't be long until I again sit here to write my opinions.

While you wait, I will give you some insight into my day. Yesterday, my two year-old and I were sitting together watching Dora the Explorer when she suddenly passed gas. She turns to me and asks, "Did you hear that?" "Yes," I said. She looks at me with a straight face and says, "That was my bottom. It burped."

Yessiree, never a dull moment here.