Can you twiddle something besides your thumbs?
Bought some frozen crawfish etoufee from Rene’s and cooked it for dinner. I was out of white rice so I used brown, which was good but I think white rice is the way to go for Louisiana food.
The craneflies are out. They look like giant mosquitoes but they are harmless. They don’t bother me one bit, but I wish one wouldn’t fly i everytime I open the door. It just ends up dying in the apartment. They’re super fragile and once they get underfoot they start losing legs and wings. I’m recertifying […]
I’ve been a little perplexed about the crush of black history programs on public television the last few weeks. Then it occurred to me: it’s Black History Month. Speaking of black, I made black beans and rice tonight, with fried plantains. The plantains came out pretty good. So did the beans and rice, for that […]
I spent much of the last two weeks preparing for a program nobody attended today. I’m pretty disappointed. The curiosity-seekers who visit here are starting to get to me. These people are not visiting the park because they are interested in the park, they are visiting because they want to see destruction. I’m getting tired […]
I’m going to yoga tonight again for more punishment. I polished off my basil pesto for lunch, too. Darn.
Yoga tonight. I just keep running out of steam. Teach me to get lazy. For dinner I bought some fresh basil and made a pesto sauce for the first time. Pretty good! I think… I would like to volunteer to help Michelle Kwan with her groin.
I went to the Cajun butcher in town yesterday and got some stuffed catfish and crawfish etouffe. God damn that was good with rice and green beans with almonds. I’m sorry it’s gone. O well, time to make hummus! The sky has been a pastel blue the last few days.
Mail! But it looks like new stuff, not the month’s worth of mail I’m waiting for. My new issue of Ranger magazine came. I wrote two articles for it; each one takes up a whole page with the pictures! They seemed smaller when I typed them up. I spent the work day on the islands, […]
Still no mail. I went back to yoga class today and ran out of steam about halfway through. I haven’t practiced in a couple of weeks and I’ve been pretty lazy in general since I came back home, but I’m suprised at how exhausted I am. I still feel crummy.
I haven’t seen my mail in a month. When I got to Kentucky I rented a PO box and requested to have my mail forwarded for a month. I never saw any mail, and there wasn’t any in my box when I got home either. At the post office the guy told me that the […]
A cross-section of post-Katrina tourists came through the visitor center today. Today’s attendance included a trickle of out of town visitors not involved in any relief efforts. At Mammoth Cave I enjoyed not having to satisfy people’s curiosity. I find myself answering questions about the destruction with as few words as possible. These people are […]
The walk into town isn’t a very nice one.
On my last of day of guiding cave tours, a man proposed to his girlfriend at the end of one of my tours. He asked if I could take a picture of them. While I was aiming the camera, he got down on one knee and popped the question. I almost forgot to take the […]