October 12, 2005

Spicolli Returns!

Now, I'm sure that he will write his own entry on his return to the Big Easy, but I should tell my rendition of the tale first. That's right, Spicolli returns! And he's brought along a recovery plan of his own! I came into work yesterday, after picking up my car from the dealership, and awaited his arrival after work. We took a ride in his rented out minivan toward New Orleans. The sight of lakeview was like night and day compared to Metairie. We drove around gasping at scenes that wreaked of death before heading to the French Quarter. The water lines clearly visible. The stench of stale and stagnation. The mounds of debris. In there quarter, I knew there was water and power. Also, it was hardly affected by the storm, so for reasons of nostalgia and hunger we decided to go there. A few beers in familiar bars and some Jambalaya made for a surreal visit to a pretty ghostly (compared to normal) French Quarter. One personal highlight from the venture was hitting a pigeon from 8 feet away with chewing gum that I pulled from my mouth. Besides that, it was nice to see a part of the city that looked pretty much in-tact.. abet the missing crowds and the occasional refrigerator set out on the front sidewalk. It was also good to see Spicolli again... he's become a local celebrity back in his hometown as a survivor of the perils of pre AND post hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans.

Posted by Reese at October 12, 2005 11:41 AM