Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mardi Gras 2010!

Or as others referred to it, Mardi Gras 2012, but of course I yelled out Mardi Gras 2010 this past Tuesday believing it was true until someone reminded me of reality. Its official I have yet to escape a jumbled two year adventure.

Below are some photos of Mardi Gras 2012.

The Hunter pre-Mardi Gras

Uber Hipster boy enjoy's Muses

Jen and Cassi

Melissa, Story, and Renee

Muses . . . Melissa's first parade

Huey Longs at Chewbaccus pre Renee biking into a parked car during  Endymion (aka pre several jack and ginger/manhattans at Bridge Lounge)

She's getting ready!

Happy Lundi Gras!

Mardi Gras morning

I think this dude tried to make out with Story

le Mercredi Soir Krewe  . . and their plus ones

He gave me a skull with a penny in it!

St Ann's parade in the Bywater

The French Quarter . . . the only place where two flamingos find one another in a crowd

The End of Mardi Gras . . . stumbling back to the Bywater looking for vegan food and resting on bar stools along the way

Georgia Just Wont Take off Her Costume two days later!

Also, sad to say . . . but Renee Claire is going on hiatus for a while. I am up to new adventures and will return once I'm sufficiently exhausted. . . . or no longer exhausted. I haven't decided.

Renee Claire

Sunday, February 19, 2012

do what you wannna

i am slowly remembering that i have been bred to live in new orleans. bred. yes, bred. . . ..  well . . . maybe not bred. But I do remember dancing as a child to Iko Iko on vinyl in the living room. Muse's photos are below. Seriously . . ... . do what you wanna.

Story is given a shoe . .  not easy . . . hard work involved.  . .  a shoe from muses. Cassi not happy

This banner took days . . . and didn't go forward . . . . is still under wraps, but awesome. please excuse the pjs . . .   shortly after melissa made me  catch and carry close to 30 dozen throws home with me.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I think the Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy is really interesting. It lays out a clear example of how when you don't stand up for what's right you will get thrown into the mess anyway.

"Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone's political beliefs or ideology," Handel said in the letter. Rather, both were based on Komen's mission and how to better serve women, as well as a realization of the need to distance Komen from controversy.

By trying to distance themselves from 'controversy', Komen allowed themselves to be bullied by right wing radicals who only need one fellow radical in congress to ask for an investigation on an organization that is a lot of the time the only health care for women with no health insurance. Staying out of the fight isn't distancing yourself from controversy its laying down and allowing yourself to  be railroaded by those that are trying to win.

We are seeing this on the Gulf Coast. Folks that say hey there is a public health crisis down here directly due to BP and dispersant use are being railroaded into submission by scientists and political leaders who are getting big bucks from BP through public attacks. Strong environmentalists that should be helping are allowing it to happen.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I knew I was a Genius!

The study, published in Psychological Science, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs and socially conservative politics in adulthood."