The wind was windy today, so the ferry was cancelled. I spent the day at the visitor center, but at least it gave me a chance to attend a presentation by a fort expert. This evening I had a good yoga class, then promptly repolluted my body with food from McDonald’s. I just had an […]
I was thinking that I would like a cat.
Our volunteer boat captain made a garbage run to Ship Island today and offered me a ride out on our 40-something foot work boat. It’s an old Second World War landing craft. He dropped off supplies and picked up some garbage, our tractor and three ATVs that need fixing. I got some nice photos of […]
A good day today, all around.
This morning the weather forecast was foul. A line of thunderstorms was approaching and most of the state was under a tornado watch. The ferry boat was canceled. A visiting school group was canceled. The sky was dark and gloomy all morning with impending doom and then around noon the sun came out and it […]
I killed a yellow-rumped warbler on the park road. There was a small flock of them perched on the road. One of them didn’t fly away fast enough and I hit it with the van. Man, was I pissed. Why were they perched on the road? They eat insects and berries. Maybe there were insects […]
On the way back to the office, I was listening to NPR. Terry Gross was interviewing Tim Curry. He even has a campy laugh. Then some guy reviewed Woody Allen’s new film. He said that the dialogue sounded like a Victorian translation of Ibsen. What on earth does that mean? I saw a big red-tailed […]
No ferry again today, resulting in office dullery. Last night I took my folks to dinner at an Italian place I like in town.
The ferry was canceled today and the weather’s not looking better for the next couple of days. I may be stuck in the office the rest of the week. Right now I’m waiting for my parents to return from New Orleans.
I’ll file this under “something to do because it’s there and you may never be able to do it again.”
Took my folks out to the island today. What a nice day, it would have been perfect if it was a little less breezy. A good time was had by all.
Spent the day in Louisiana with the folks. Visited Chalmette Battlefield, took a boat tour of Bayou Sauvage, and visited Fort Pike. Stopped in Bay Saint Louis for ice cream on the way back.
The folks are here. We’re headed to Louisiana tomorrow. We watched “The Apprentice” in their motel room. It’s pretty good! I can’t get NBC in my apartment.
I went back to work today, and I feel okay, but I actually felt better yesterday.
Customer service here in the Hospitality State can be total shit.
I’m feeling better, but still coughing. I’ve probably coughed up a pound of snot by now. My voice was shot after giving two tours. Maybe I even sounded sexy, if sounding like Lurch from the Addam’s Family is sexy. A bunch of New Yorkers came to the island today. It’s nice to hear the accents […]
The back of my throat looks like hamburger meat. I went to work nonetheless, we cleaned the fort and got it (mostly) ready for the season opening tomorrow.
I’ve come down with the crud going around work. I slept a good part of the day and that helped for a while this evening. Tomorrow we’re supposed to get the fort ready for the new season. Saturday the ferry starts running and we get into the “God forbid anyone should call in sick” part […]
“NYPD Blue” has been on for twelve years? Is this so? Tavis Smiley says so. This means it was on when I started college. It’s been on for a good chunk of my life. This also means I haven’t watched the show regularly in a decade. I remember David Caruso always saying “Are you all […]