When Nature Calls

When nature calls…you listen. I’m not talking about that moment where you’re sitting comfortably at a table in a pub, drinking pints, and suddenly all that fine liquid barley catches up and you suddenly REALLY have to pee and end up forfeiting a great conversation for a mad dash to the loo. Although you should…

Memory Lane

It’s a hot, lazy, don’t-ever-leave-the-house sort of summer day down here, today. Tomorrow is supposed to be worse. I think the ubiquitous They even have a Heat Warning out for these Stifling Southern Climes. That being said, I’ve whiled away the afternoon today on my steamy porch, sipping pink wine, listening to Squirrel Nut Zippers (because…

The Fine China

My lips have not graced the smooth cool rim of an actual glass while drinking a beverage in a very long time.  Since Mardi Gras, in fact. Well, save for the occasional cup of hot tea, or coffee, which is a fairly rare occurrence between late May and sometime in mid-October. See, not only was…

Spring Is Sproinging!

Winters here really aren’t that bad, considering where I came from. But, unlike last year, this one was miserable!  I’m not sure if the winter was more harsh, or if I’ve adapted to the point of being a wimp.  The Colorado Tribe (and fam in the North, etc.) can laugh all they want, but this winter…

We Let Those Bon Temps Rouler!

And good lawd did it wear us out!  J and I live four blocks from St. Charles, so we leapt quite zealously into parade season, with the strong goal of Seeing Every Parade that Passes By For the Next Two Weeks. We almost made it.  By d’Etat Friday, we had to take the night off. …

Parade Daze

Well, the Daze hasn’t started JUST yet.  As the old song goes, “We’ve only just beguuuuun…”   It’s parade time, y’all!  I’ve been waiting for this since about a month after Mardi Gras last year, after I’d had some time to recoup.  I love Carnival season.  I love how, starting at Twelfth Night, it just starts…

Stardust Soap Opera

Today I was caught cheating on a man with another man. I know, you say, “OH, the HUMANITY!” But when a girl needs her hair cut before an event, she goes to desperate measures. As a result, I now have two Hair Guys. Before Blush Ball, I was desperate for a cut.  I was notified,…

It’s Carnival Time!!!

So, Follow Your Crazy turned 2 yesterday. I can’t believe it.  I would be a little more celebratory of this if I had been faithfully writing this whole time, but I seem to have fallen off the Earth again.  Lots of adjustment period going on here, in this new home which I love and adore. …

A New Orleans Summer Recipe

You will need: -1 bathroom, with a bathtub. Preferably one without windows or ventilation, or, in a pinch, one with a window that never opens. -1 large wool blanket. Army issue perhaps. The heavier and scratchier, the better. -1 large bath towel. -A bucket. Instructions: 1. Go into the bathroom. Close the door. 2. Take…