The wind blew hard today and cancelled the ferry. Thunderstorms may do the same tomorrow. Shoot, I really don’t want to be back in the Bayou again at all after seven months of Katrina-enforced tenure there this winter.
Only a very special actor could make Atticus Finch and Josef Mengele seem like the same person.
Every spring the drivers get nuts here. This time of year I always see more accidents. I have dodged three accidents in the last couple of weeks, and by dodged I mean physically moved my car out of impending danger. And then today I turned onto US 90. A truck traveling in the same direction […]
Work was slow. Jack, our longtime volunteer, suggested I take a long walk while he watched the fort.
At the grocery store tonight I saw a guy with a swastika tattooed on his forearm.
The weather was perfect but it was more of the redneck beer crowd than the family crowd out there.
We held our annual Earth Day festival at the park. It was successful despite its scaled down offerings. I bought a couple of Italian sausages last night and have been eating them for dinner in tomato sauce with spaghetti. They’re the spicy kind with fennel seed.
The left ear thing on my glasses broke out at the island. I had a pair of prescription sunglasses as back-up but, lo, we got our first rain in four months. It was dark as night on the road and I had to hold my broken glasses together the best I could. I’m wearing my […]
A couple of Irish nuns from Biloxi joined my fort tour today. They were the nicest ladies, though I heard later one of them was once handy with the switch. I turned on Charlie Rose last night and Bill Safire was sitting in for Charlie. Bill Safire? What the frig? Turns out Charlie Rose is […]
For the second time this week I had to swerve my car to avoid death. This time for a jackass who started to make a left turn right in front of me. Not only did I deftly evade a collision, but I managed to share my thoughts with him (“Fucking idiot!”) as I did it. […]
“Brokeback Mountain” could have been a big joke, gay cowboys and all, but it wasn’t.
I witnessed an accident–had to swerve to avoid it really. One of the cars was pretty smashed up. I saw benefits of an airbag for the first time. Without it one of the drivers would have been a trauma case. A nice day to get back to the island. It was pretty balmy out there. […]
I’m on a different work schedule and keep forgetting it is Friday. On my way to Gulfport this morning I witnessed an accident. With the Biloxi Bay bridge out, all of the Biloxi-bound Highway 90 traffic has to merge into one lane to turn north toward I-10. People were weaving in and around each other […]
Tomorrow ferry service resumes to the island. I went out with a few volunteers today to spruce it. I was really exasperated at first; there’s so much work needed. But we got it looking pretty respectable, and that’s all we can do for now.
I sold my three angelfish today for two dollars each. They are pretty nice fish and the lady at the pet store agreed. I told her these fish were survivors. They survived once ast year when my filtration system broke down while I was away and again after Hurricane Katrina brought prolonged periods of power […]
I must have caught a cold in Iowa because I feel totally dreck. Yesterday my throat was so sore I felt like I had swallowed a baseball. I feel a little better today, but really out of it. I keep dropping stuff and I spend most of the day walking around with my fly unbuttoned. […]
Iowa seems like a pretty nice place to live.
I went to the island to do some more painting and other stuff. Paint a cannon carriage is really tedious. Plus it is massive. You know, considering there’s not much left on that island there still a lot of work to do before the ferry service resumes next Friday. I put some ant poison down […]
So… I’m flying to Iowa on Thursday to scope out the new environs. I’ve spent the last two weeks at work trying to coordinate a work day out on the island. The big day was this Saturday; it went well but we didn’t get everything done I had hoped. Part of it was sheer impossibility. […]