Wednesday, August 31, 2005

why is it that.....

... other members of my family get posts from random bloggers in their comments, but not me?
... when typing comments and doing the word verification, the "words" on my blog are way longer for me than when i'm posting on their sites?
... i have a ginormous baby who weighs 35 lbs and isn't even 2 yet?!

i've run out of silly things to question. i thought i had more...

thank god it's onlygetting rain up north here. i can't imagine what it's like for all the people down south who longer have homes and lost family b/c of mother nature. we take things for granted and don't realize it until it's gone.

mom sent me an email yesterday saying that everytime she watches the news and see new orleans she thinks of us b/c we went there for our honeymoon, and that we may have some pictures now considered lucky to have. i didn't think about that.. how the landscape on the coast is probably permantly altered by forces of nature. Neanderpaul on WAAF mentioned that on the radio yesterday, and it just blew me away. i remember mom and christine used to watch all those prohpecy shows back in the 90's that i could never watch b/c i would get too freaked out about it... i thought things like significant changes in the coast would never happen in my lifetime, i was wrong, but i was also a bunch younger. Neanderpaul was talking about when he used to live down there and worked at a station and how things were, and how they're never going to be the same. he's right... so much damage has been done, hundreds of years of history soaked and/or washed away. jason pointed out that the art museum is most likely severly waqter damaged with all the things in it.... and all i could think of in response was, i wonder what happened with all the animals at the zoo? the aquarium? not that there's anything wrong with being concerned for the well-being of the animals, but at a time of disaster there are more things to worry about.

i know this is terrible to say considering the situation down south, but frankly,new orleans was in need of a good rinse... when we were there it smelt like warm pee and warm beerall over the french quarter, a little disconcerning and such... however, it is safe to say the stench wasn't bad enough to warrant such a powerful rinse. perhaps a mere hose down would've have been all that was neccesary. no homes or lives taken.. it didn't need that. it was a beautiful city. i can only hope they can bring it back to it's former glory and then some. one photo in particular i remeber taking was of a balcony rail that resembled a phallic symbol. that was entertaining.. i think i may have accidently said a little too loud, "look honey, a penis fence!" i can't recall if anyone noticed, but i'm sure i did. none of our pictures from our trip are digital, b/c that was pre-digital era... atleast affordable digital era. thanks god we got a chance to visit when we did.


  1. I watch way too much news... they said some of the (expensive) aquarium animals, were moved before the storm - dolphins were sent out to motel pools! n on way now to other parks. Two seals were injured n getting put down. I bet most pets and all caged non-swimmers are surely gone. The swimmers must be running amok! (I hope there were no Pirannas...)
    I hear the concern now, besides the rotting flesh is 'gators and poisonous snakes swimming freely through the new canals, er streets.

    ...I get comments acause I go to other blogs and leave comments, and check out quite a few when I'm bored...
    ...How did you get that word verify thing on there, no one else's has it...yet
    would help some with bots

  2. you can get the word thing on the blogger dashboard, or you can go into settings and find it under comments.

    i'm glad to hear that atleast some of the animals got rescued.. poor things.

  3. just for your piece of mind i saw on the news that some of the dolphins from the aquarium were put up in florida swimming pools and the sealions went to where shamu lives/lived.... that place with the water things .... that do that swimmy... thing.... i got 3 hours of sleep last night..... WHEN DOES IT END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Again, I am sorry, but, New Orleans was "In need of a good rinse??"
    I know, when I lived up north, I too had a lax-a-daisy attitude about hurricanes, but for crying out loud....

  5. new orleans needed a a good rain, not a hurricane... perhaps your mis read my post.. but i didn't imply that a nasty hurricane was what the city needed, and i quote "it is safe to say the stench wasn't bad enough to warrant such a powerful rinse. perhaps a mere hose down would've have been all that was neccesary. no homes or lives taken.. it didn't need that. it was a beautiful city."

    and i feel terribly for what happened to the people down south