February 4, 2005

Friday Friday Friday!

Well well, I see that you've come back for more! Well, I'm not going to give it to you, what do you think of that? Beg will you? Ummm.. OK.. maybe just one little tiny entry this morning:

I'll go easy this time and only talk about one news story... A 3-star General, Lt. General James Mattis said, "Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot...It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling." Of course, some may see this statement as not being very, um.. politically correct, but this is war. War is not supposed to be. Killing people is not a politically correct act so talking about it shouldn't have to be either. Besides, if you're not enjoying what you do, if you're not passionate about your job, and one main objective in ANY war is to "kill the enemy", then you're just not doing the best job you can be doing. I'm completely against the war, but I like the General's attitude, especially if it comes to be that one day we are fighting a REAL THREATENING enemy.

So yesterday my friend CJ comes to town from Boston. We decide to have lunch at Acme Oyster House (with some of my ex co-workers from the LADB) at their new location on Veterans Hwy in Metairie, La. They have an original location in the French Quarter or New Orleans, but I've never eaten there. Anyway, the place was packed yet sucked eggs. I paid 7.99 for a shrimp/oyster po-boy and 1.50 for my drink I believe. That was roughly 12 dollars after I included my tax & tip.... a complete rip-off considering my sandwich was less than filling and insulting in quantity and quality. It's not that it was the worst, but when I think about the great places to eat in Bucktown for seafood, this place bombed. For 12.00 including tip, I could have gotten a small colony of shrimp on a po-boy at Deanie's, fries, and drink... and it would have tasted divine. If you're ever in New Orleans, avoid this place, ask about Bucktown and head there for some great stuff.

Later last night, me and CJ went uptown to see my friend Al who was at the parade route there. We caught part of the parade, then went to Igor's to hang out some more.. chatting and such. It was a good time with good conversation, but alas, I had to get up for work this morning, so my evening was cut short. It's supposed to warm up for the weekend to the 60's and then 70's by Tuesday, which I'm ecstatic about, considering I really hate the cold. I'd rather sweat than freeze any day. I feel a full weekend coming on, so I'm going to leave you at this junction to fend for yourself... til next time.

Mardi Gras served up, Provocative Planet style!
OK, so I decided to show a less than PG rated pic. Doesn't mean that I've gone soft, just that sometimes you need a break from breast and coochie shots, because that's not what Mardi Gras is ALL about. It's about giving and family. It's about the good in us all. It's about peace on earth. And Yes, I am so full of shit on that, in truth, it's all about the partying and fun! Breast anyone?
Ahhhhhhhhh. ;-)

Posted by Reese at February 4, 2005 8:16 AM