Krewe of Thoth on St. Charles

Thoth Parade on St. CharlesYesterday was full of rain, but today?  Today was perfect.  The weather was crazy sunny and warm and humid.  I turned up some music and sped up St. Charles on my way to work.  It felt so good, my dress and sweater blowing in the breeze.  Continue reading

Mardi Gras/Saints Minivan on St. Charles

Crazy Car on St. CharlesIt was a beautiful day in New Orleans today, and I rode home from work with Bruce Springsteen’s Tenth Avenue Freeze Out in my ears and the air whizzing around me. These are the kinds of rides that make me thrilled to be alive, and to get to ride a bike. Continue reading

Krewe du Vieux’s Stimulus Package

Krewe du Vieux's Stimulus PackageTonight was the first parade of Carnival, and I could not be more excited.  I remember last year’s Krewe du Vieux–it was really cold, I was too shy to scream for beads, and I didn’t really get what was supposed to be fun.  And parking was a nightmare.  Continue reading

Throwing Beads at the Royal Sonesta Hotel

Throwing Beads at the Royal SonestaI didn’t have any Friday night plans, so I decided to just hop on my bike and ride around and see what happened. I headed down to Bourbon Street, where something is always happening. Continue reading

The New Orleans Hornets Vs. The Chicago Bulls

Hornets vs. BullsTonight I scored some excellent free tickets to the Hornets game.  Chris Paul is still injured, so I wouldn’t get to see him play, but I have never been to an NBA game, and I was positively thrilled to get to head down to the Arena tonight.  Continue reading

Mardi Gras Decorations at St. Charles and Constantinople

Mardi Gras Decorations at St. Charles and ConstantinopleThis is surely the first of many Mardi Gras-related posts, because yes, it’s that time of year.  The air is already starting to take on that smell–no, not that one–and bands are practicing.  Continue reading