Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
It's our 300th post! What are we going to do about it? Why drink for charity, of course!!
ALTR and I will be attending Girls Night Out for Girls First.
Where: Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar
When: Thursday, May 29, 5 - 7 p.m.
Who: Featuring Celebrity Bartenders Helena Moreno and Rita Benson LeBlanc
Grab the girls and head to Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar for Girls Night Out in support of Girls First. There is no charge to get in and the Swizzle Stick Bar and the Loews New Orleans Hotel will donate all cocktail proceeds to Girls First, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities to underserved girls in the metropolitan New Orleans area.
To kick off its summer-long Bali Hai Weekends celebration, the Swizzle stick will transform into a tropical paradise for Girls Night Out. We'll serve classic tiki drinks like the Mai Tai, along with some of Bar Chef Lu Brow's original creations such as the Hina Cocktail and complimentary island-inspired hors d'ouevres.
So grab your girl friends and head to the Swizzle Stick for great cocktails for a great cause!
This girl plans on ordering a Mai Tai from one Helena Moreno herself. Work it! Slanging drinks ain't as easy as it looks! Secretly, though, I'm simply hoping the Voodoo-cheerleaders-turned-campaign-schwag Helena Moreno girls will be there.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Mr. Dingler had his day in court today. According to 50smod in the comments of this article the Grey Ghost prevailed. I can't wait to hear the details on this one.
UPDATE: I'm a little confused. Humid City and Leo (of the Antigravity variety) on livejournal state that NOLA Rising prevailed. I interpretted the NOLA Rising blog as a predictor of how his day would go in court. What is going on? 50smod also created a post in the nola.com forums.
UPDATE 2: 50smod says: I apologize if my info was wrong concerning the lawsuit. I was told by, by the owner of the gallery where the painting parties are held, that Radtke had won the lawsuit, and Michael Dingler had gotten away with oly a 200.00 fine, and that is why Radtke had stormed out. If I was wrong, I apologize, and it is a great day in the art world of New Orleans. I do hope i was wrong.
UPDATE 3: Man escapes $50,000 in fines for posting signs in N.O. - but he still has to pay $200 and is on probation for 60 days. So I'd say that is greater than a loss. Fuck you Radtke! Congrats, Dingler!
When you get invited to a BBQ at the McCain ranch over Memorial Day weekend, what would you expect to do? I'd want to hang out with his daughter Meghan - we could ride horses and talk about blogging & politics.
But if you're Florida Govenor Charlie Crist, our Governor Jindal, or Mitt Romney, people are going to expect you're plotting politics. VP politics, specifically. And they'll probably have a poolside cannonball/belly flop contest too.
If you can't tell, the idea of politicians hanging out together has always amused me. One must wonder, how do these guys actually get invited to something like this? [Obviously, it's something like "my people call your people."] But it's much more fun to imagine that McCain created an Evite or Facebook invitation: "John McCain has invited you to a Memorial Day BBQ Bash..." Or, it's also fun to imagine this as something like a fraternity rush party. Also, since it's very exclusive, I would imagine that such an invite would come with a disclaimer such as: "Don't tell Rick Perry or Mike Huckabee about this - they weren't invited and I don't want to hurt their feelings."
Sadly, I was not invited to the super-exclusive McCain Memorial Day festivities. However, ALTL and I will be road-tripping to Houston where we will do some real shopping and take in a baseball game in attempt to cure our Hornets-heartbreak. We'll probably be drunk 95% of the time - and that's way more fun than some stiff Republican rush party.
Some of my associates and friends are surprised when I tell them I watch CNN religiously every morning as I'm getting dressed, as opposed to Fox News. Frankly, I choose CNN over Fox News because I find the Fox format aggravating/annoying and have a thing for CNN weather hottie Rob Marciano. While I am cautious at times of some of the "news" at CNN (*cough* Anderson Cooper), I generally don't find it biased. But this morning, I felt the angry white conservative in me come out a little bit.
CNN ran this story, borrowed from KMBC in Kansas City, on their morning news about a Missouri car dealer who is doing a promotion: buy one of his cars, and get a few months-worth of gas or a hand gun. After the segment, Tony Harris, pretty much my least favorite of everyone on CNN after Anderson Cooper, raised his eyebrows at the teleprompter for a drawn-out few seconds, clearly disgusted.
I'm not a gun fanatic by any means, but I do believe in the 2nd amendment. If people have a problem with this promotion, they shouldn't buy a car from this guy. Or run a segment about the promotion.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
There was a nice little article/post on nola.com talking about a little old lady on Sixth Street cleaning up graffiti on the Sixth Street wall of Lafayette Cemetery. I drive up this street every day and constantly see this lady cleaning up trash near the cemetery or simply sweeping out the gutters. I think it is fantastic that she and her neighbors take it upon themselves to make sure the area is kept up and appears nice.
Neill often walks her dog around the neighborhood and said she'll come out to cover graffiti when she sees it. She knows about Fred Radtke, a graffiti artist of sorts who lives in New Orleans and makes his trade mark gray paint squares to cover graffiti in the city.
"Oh yeah, I have his number," Neill said, "But we don't want big gray squares," which is why she and some of her neighbhors opt to cover graffiti on their own.
And we all know the Grey Ghost knows no boundaries when it comes to leaving his own trademark...
From Dirty Coast:
This morning arguments began in Howard v. Tulane at the Louisiana Supreme Court. This is the suit, and probably the last attempt, at saving Newcomb College. You can read more at nola.com and newcomblives.com.
Since Tulane's announcement to disband the college in December of 2005, I have been up in arms about it. I am a Newcomb girl through and through. Newcomb afforded me many opportunities that would not have been available to me had I been in a general college for men and women, such as the likes of Newcomb-Tulane College. Being a women's college made Newcomb a part of a tight-knit exclusive network. While not all women in the recent past took advantage of this or even realized what Newcomb did for them, for those of us who did, it meant the world.
I understand the arguments to ditch Newcomb. I really do. But there is a part of Newcomb that cannot be saved with the simple creation of the Newcomb Institute. I can't help but feel that eliminating Newcomb after Katrina was the Tulane administration taking advantage during a sensitive time. And a part of me can't help but feel that it's a sexist issue.
Monday, May 19, 2008
If you're looking to go to the game tonight, here's an opportunity for you -- hornets game and single wife - $100
I cant go to the game tonight, but my wife still wants to go. we are new here...and are swingers. if someone would like to go with her we are selling the lower bowl ticket for 100 dollars and then we could hang out afterwards. whatever happens happens. please call her and let her know what kind of fun you would like to have with her tonight. she will pick the winner from those who call. sometimes she likes the other to be persuasive and not take no for an answer. thats my girl!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
For awhile there, all the buzz on the craigslist missed connections was about the hot guy with the nice eyes that scooped gelato at Sucre. It sent the community into frenzy, causing e-fights over this specimen of man.
Then there was the infamous Verti Marte delivery boy. His infamy grew to such levels that you could read about him at nola.com.
Well, NEWSFLASH, New Orleans: There is a guy who works at Sucre who sticks his dick in the gelato. When the lights go out his dick comes out. Oh, and dude is apparently likened to a robot. I guess there is no change of facial expression when he slaps his dick into the cold gelato? I mean, I can't speak from personal experience or anything.
Or is it all just a late night plot by a drunken La Divina loyalist?!
UPDATE: Two of the three posts have been removed. CL users have no sense of humor anymore. :(
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sorry guys, the Hornets losing last night was clearly my fault because, you know, I said no to drugs. You're not the only one peeved at me:
MG: how did you not do your part for game last night!?!?!?!
ALTL: I was at the bulldog...getting drunk
MG: I would have picked you up and fixed that for half time!!!
What's a girl to do?
Or, you guys could blame this guy:
Far from being his lucky charm, Eva Longoria proved a bad omen for her basketball husband Tony Parker during his latest game.
The San Antonio Spurs star missed two free throws during a crucial play-off game on Tuesday after fans of his rival team held up a life-sized cardboard cut-out of the actress in the stands.
The player was seemingly put off his game by the sight of the placard, which showed his wife in posing seductively while wearing a the opposition's jersey.
The mischievous fan was promptly whisked away by security but apparently sealed the team's fate - the New Orleans Hornets beat Parker's side 101-79 to take 3-2 series lead in the NBA Championship.
I bet HE wasn't at the game last night!! Now if only we can fill Monday night's game with life-size Eva Longoria cut outs and shark masks!! ALTR and I will be in attendance, maybe we can hand them out at the pre-party.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Actual conversation I had a little earlier today:
ALTL: i was sitting on my couch watching the game in my gym clothes
MG: i see
ALTL: and i got stoned at half time and hate driving like that
MG: i see it was the 1/2 time bong session that lead us to victory!!!
MG: be ready do that that again on thursday lol
Everyone has their playoff superstitions...I guess this is mine?
Rarely do I laugh out loud at cheesy As See On TV features. But this one really made me laugh. Meet the Aqua Globe - it waters your plants for you! It time releases water for you plants based on how dry the soil is. And, it looks like a HASH PIPE!
Imagine giving one of these to your mother or grandmother. I'm sure my mother would love it - but would probably recognize the obvious resemblance.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Over at Hornets Hype they’re all pumped about “GOLD OUT” in the New Orleans Arena tonight. I think that, instead, the Hornets should provide everyone with shark masks. You see, Tim Duncan was on the road to being an Olympic swimmer when Hurricane Hugo (hmm…) wiped out the pool in his home of the Virgin Islands. He started training in the ocean, but, low and behold, "he soon lost enthusiasm due to his fear of sharks."
Wouldn’t it be funny if everytime Tim Duncan went for a free throw there was a sea of shark faces screaming at him? Or everytime he ran down the court? While the Peja masks were fantastic, I say shark masks are the way to go.
Going to the game? Well, you can print out your own shark mask with little assembly or you can take on a DIY project and make a shark mask (this is brilliant, by the way). For the non-conformists, you can go the route of the tribal shark mask from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
If nothing else, someone please hold up a “What’s your WoW handle, Tim?” sign. I am bummed I can’t make it to the game tonight (I have posted little of my Hornets adventures), but enamored with the fact that Tim Duncan plays World of Warcraft. This information is second or third hand from a Game Stop in San Antonio, and the only evidence I can find at the present to back it up is some kid on the internet. However, I can confirm that Yao Ming gets owned in World of Warcraft.
Go Hornets! In the meantime, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping some balla seats fall in my lap.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Yesterday was a very emotionally trying day for me. If you follow me on Twitter you'll know why, but if not I'll probably talk about it later. Regardless, I went to bed early last night and find myself with some free time before heading to work this morning. I started reading this article on nola.com, my eyes just welled up with tears.
Before tonight's playoff game, the New Orleans Hornets' superstar point guard Chris Paul will write the name "Brian" on his shoes, paying tribute to an 8-year-old fan who died Monday night before he could meet his basketball hero.
Brian, who had cancer, wore his Chris Paul jersey nonstop, said Michael McMyne, president of A Child's Wish of Greater New Orleans, an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps fulfill the wishes of about 100 critically ill Louisiana children each year. McMyne asked that Brian's last name not be used to respect the privacy of the grieving family.
Brian's wish was simple: He wanted to go to a Hornets game.
So McMyne got him tickets to Monday night's playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs.
But at the last minute, a friend of Brian's family called to cancel. The boy had been rushed to the hospital with a high fever, she said. He died hours later.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Actual lawsuit filed in New Orleans recently...*
Lawsuit for unlawful employment practices. After the plaintiff complained that her job duties should not include opening defendant F's emails as they were sometimes pornographic, F asked her if she was in "the mood for a Mountain Dew," referring to the most recent email the plaintiff had opened which depicted a naked woman with a can of Mountain Dew inserted into her vagina. Later, the plaintiff was told by one of her female colleagues that all of the women working for the defendant were F's "girls," and that F only hired attractive females and expected them to take better care of him than his wife could. The next day, the plaintiff witnessed F and that female colleague making out, as they sat in the same car in which she was riding. Later F asked her not to tell anyone about the incident.
* While this is all public record, I just felt that I should take out the names.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
What's with all the no parking signs on Third Street? I noticed this the other day on my drive home from work, mainly between Magazine and Annunciation. Is something going on that I don't know about? Am I missing something really exciting going on in my 'hood between the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM during the week?! And what if you park on the street in front of your house over there but don't leave for work until 8 or 9 AM?!