Wednesday, April 8, 2009

N'awlin's, Baby, N'awlin's.

It started with food.

It ended with food.

We went down to New Orleans this past weekend. We were LONG overdue for a visit with friends.

We left late Thursday afternoon and got in late Thursday night.

On Friday, we mostly shopped and then went to visit our friend, R, who used to be our old next door neighbor. They've known LOML since she was born and we're practically family. We all liked each other so much, we let them buy our house when we moved! LOL!

Anyway, mom and LOML left me at R's house for us to have a girls night out.

I got home after 3:30 a.m.

Let's just say it's been a while since I've been up AND out that late.

I had so much fun.

We decided to eat Thai food to start off the evening. Below is a pic of what was left on my plate as well as the pot that held our coconut soup. Yummmmmmmm.......




We decided at that time to head downtown for a couple of drinks. Here's a shot of Bourbon St. What's really funny is that club you see in the background?

Yeah, that's where I met my ex-husband. And it's where I met the male stripper. And it's where I danced on stage. I have many a memory of that club.




We decided to skip Bourbon and went down to Frenchman's St instead. We knew of a little bar there that we had been to a couple of years earlier and wanted to go back. After we parked the car on the street about 2 blocks from the bar (y'all, this is an impossible task.....but somehow, R has the BEST luck getting parking spots), we started walking to the bar and stopped to listen to a brass band just playing on the sidewalk.





Here's a short vid of them playing. Plus a random drunk guy. This is why I heart New Orleans. Where else can you go that has a brass band playing in random spots throughout the city?




Once we got to the bar, I decided to do a shot AND a shout out to my girl Jess who guest posted for me on Friday.


Here's to you, Jess.





The bartender was so intrigued with our notes and picture taking, she decided to get in on the action and volunteered to take a pic of R and I at the bar. I love the mural behind us. Turns out it was Reggae night and they had a live band that was FANTASTIC!




Oh, Jess. You knew I couldn't leave it alone. And just to add to the fun, some bitch outside the potty decided to start banging on the door while I was peeing. Granted, I HAD been in there a long time writing on the wall and taking pics. But still, c'mon. Give a girl time to send a public message to her girl in Savannah.


I walked out of the bathroom and got right up in her face and said, "You're welcome bitch for me cleaning the toilet after someone pissed all over it" and walked away.


I figured that was a better story than telling them that I was in there for so long writing on walls and taking pics.



And yeah, I called her a bitch. But she started it. I swear.










Next stop.....Harrah's.


Don't ask. I won't tell. Let's just put it this way, I got my drunk on and there was money involved but how much, I won't say.


I will say this, though. I am a bad luck charm in casino's. Just ask my mom, Barbara and R. They can all attest that while I'm hanging out with them when they're gambling, they lose. As soon as I walk away, they start winning.


It's a gift, I tell you. A gift.




We ended the night at my favorite place in the whole world. Cafe du Monde


In your face, Jess!


Love ya!



A good night was had by all.


R, I'll be back in May. Save some room for beignets.


The rest of the weekend was uneventful but fun.


I sure was glad to be home though. As much as I love New Orleans, I'm still glad we moved. Too much city was starting to grate on my nerves.


How was your weekend?


Later,


Mama Dawg

25 really cool people who give a rat's patootie:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher

woooo hooo mama. I have never been, but can have the fun of going vicariously thorugh your blog.

Cocotte

I went to see an 80's band Friday night who were dressed as nerds. It was a good time, but no good food like those LUSCIOUS beignets were involved.
I did try a purple hooter shot for the first time. It tasted like koolaid/cough syrup.

CSquaredPlus3

My weekend wasn't even CLOSE to as a good as yours! I love New Orleans. It was great to see all your photos and I'm delighted you had such a fun time. You deserve it!

mo.stoneskin

I CANNOT believe you left that spring roll.

You could at least have posted it over here, or even sent it by ship, or carrier pigeon...

...do pigeons fly over oceans? Who knows. Well they should do!

Kat

That gutterslut Jess is gonna love all the notes to her in N'awlin's.

Jaden Paige

I am jealous! I've never been, and it looks like a blast!!

And... I know I'm going to be laughed at for this... but I have to know...

WHAT are beignets?!

Mama Dawg

Jaden Paige-a beignet is a French donut. They're deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. They are HEAVEN on a plate. Partner them with some cafe au lait and you're in HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They also make crawfish beignets (not w/sugar, LOL!). They can be made with all kinds of filling but the most common kind are the powdered sugar ones found at Cafe du Monde.

Jess

HOT DAMN! That is what I am TALKING about!!! The love is just tooooooo much! I cannot WAIT to go for Marti Gras and do a scavenger hunt for my bathroom note! LMAO! I am just eating this up today! LOVE the notes! LOVE LOVE LOVE! And I totally got your drunk text message from Harrah's...just forgot to answer back the next day!

Jess

AND THANK YOU!!!!

Jess

BIG HUGE HUGS!

sassy stephanie

Damn. Seriously, you have no idea how green with envy I am right now. I mean, if I didn't luv ya so much, I'd be hatin' up on ya right now. Cafe du is one of my fave places in the WORLD.

I am going in October for my cousin's wedding...wanna do a meet up?

Melanie D

Glad your back, we missed your blogs!! Glad you had a good time, looked like lots of fun!!!!
BTW I think gutterslut is now one of my new fave words!!!

Kelly

I am SO MAD that I was not able to meet up with y'all while y'all were in town!! Definitely the next time!! I looks like you had the time of your life. It is fun to visit like a local but not have live like a local, right!? (ie...Ray Nagin and his Schenannigans!)

Robin

Oh, how fun! You really do know how to have a good time! I love it!

Captain Dumbass

Your weekend was so much cooler than mine. *sniff*

ChurchPunkMom

Awesome!!!

My weekend was pretty fun.. but not nearly as cool as yours. ;) I went and watched my parents perform in My Fair Lady and played with my kids and hubby in the park. Then, we watched the Man's soccer game and went out to dinner. :)

Bobby G

Yeah NAWLINS! want to go so bad! 1 day soon!

Bee and Rose

I am so flippin' happy you came to my blog so I could find you! You are hilarious!

I am completely jealous of your trip! I will have a beignet from Cafe Du Monde before I die, dagnabit!

Thanks for hanging with me at my blog! Hope you don't mind me hanging at yours!

(and here's a bunch of good luck wishes for the giveaway!)

Heather

OH MY STARS...I MISS IT!!!!!! And there is NOTHING better than beignets at 2:38 in the morning.

Mommy Mo

I had an awesome weekend too, but in San Antonio. and from the sounds of it, you may have drank more than me! I love what you said to the chic outside the bathroom, made me laugh!

jen721

Looks like an awesome night. Glad you had a great time! Loved the bathroom wall shout outs.

Charles

Awesome! I have never been to NO, regretfully. Looks like good times.

Twenty Four At Heart

Wow - that looks like so much fun! I just had Thai tonight ... I think my mouth is still on fire! (Sounds kind of dirty, doesn't it?)

Rich

Emily, did you know that Greg lived in New Orleans for a year or so? He left after Katrina. Ok, gotta go and through a big rock into a creek. Love ya, Rich

Rhea

What a fun weekend. I miss nawlins.

No Brad Pitt sightings?

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