A Royal Mystery

The Royal Pharmacy, which crouches on the corner of Royal St. and Ursulines in the French Quarter, has rather an aura of Landmark about it.  An aura of “I have always been here” and, really, that is not entirely untrue. From what I have been able to discover thus far, the property has been a…

Sometimes My Geek Shows

Well, alright, it shows all the time.  However, sometimes it comes out at the most unexpected and ridiculous moments.  On Memorial Day, as we were killing time in the AC, we sat down for some card games.  The game 31, in particular, and we were using pennies as gambling fodder. I looked at mine…and saw…

A Little Less New, A Little More Native

It can be difficult sometimes, being the New Kid in a New City.  It helps, when someone else is the New Kid right along with you, but then you are both together on the other side of that wall, seeking the proper nook or cranny by which to gain entrance.  It is because of this…

Le Musée Conti

It is astonishing, on a 90° day with 74% humidity in New Orleans, the grand difference it makes depending on whether the sun is, or is not, behind a cloud.  If the sun is tucked in all cozy-like behind a soft blanket of cloud cover, the temperature outdoors is more than tolerable, it is downright…

Midnight in Paris

Picture this: After a seriously stunning montage of daily Parisian views, your screen falls completely dark, save for some opening credits. The only sensory input one then receives is the dialogue that opens this film, and this is what you hear: Gil: This is unbelievable! Look at this! There’s no city like this in the…

My Kingdom for a Sketchbook

Or: A Diatribe on Artsy Fartsy Photo Filter Cell-Phone Apps I have WAY too much creative energy on my hands.  I’m not entirely certain why, when packing all of my belongings in preparation for the voyage to New Orleans, I packed every. Single. Sketchbook and drawing implement for safekeeping in storage.  Well, I DO know…

Mother’s Day Mudbugs

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day.  Of course, this meant that I called my glorious mum and had the pleasure of chatting with my parents for a bit.  Which was awesome.  It felt really strange to not be up that morning, preparing to hit the road for the short jaunt up to their place to…

Bead Dogs Read More

Every job interview that I’ve had since I moved here has been somewhere on St. Charles Avenue.  This is a delight to me, as one of my now-most-favorite routes, when I am to-and-fro-ing, is the jaunt allll the way out St. Charles, then up Carrollton Ave., until I hit I-10 back to this Metairie place…or vice versa,…

Gratuitous Cute-Dawg Post

You know, sometimes you’re not out and about exploring your terrain and having new exciting adventures to write about.  Sometimes, you’re in The Room because, you know, it’s getting close to some sort of reasonable bed time and, as you’re settling in for the eve, the dog decides to Be Cute At You.  So one…

Suit Up

It was with much geeky, superheroic glee that J and I leapt and bounded our way up the street to the movie theater today to see the Avengers.  YAY Avengers!  The film is phenominal and most definitely does not disappoint.  Keeping tabs on all of the films leading up to this point was very much well worthwhile, and the…

Long Time No Sea

I never know what’s going to happen when either I or J suggests to the other, upon having had enough of The Room, “Hey, wanna take a drive?”  We do this occasionally, get in the car and strike out for destinations unknown.  It is, save for a little bit of gas, the most cost-effective form…