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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

May 4, 2006

Man, This Coffee is like MUD... No, But You're Close!

H2 brought home four more A’s!! We’re really proud of him. And now he’s in the home stretch. One more set of classes and he’s done! (These are to make up for the lost Fall semester following Katrina).

Beware of the coffee at Starbuck’s (Or PJ’s, or whoever)! The morning news today had a spot about a new brand of coffee in the Philippines. It’s made by feeding coffee beans to cats (civets, actually), then re-harvesting the beans from the cat poop. Yuk! And to top it off, it sells for $52 for a pound! Can you say “Crappuccino”?

Tuesday night a coworker and I went to Autozone Park here in Memphis to watch the local AAA baseball team, the Redbirds, take on the New Orleans Zephyrs. Thank goodness we’re experienced Saints fans, because in the bottom of the 9th the Z’s blew a 6-2 lead to lose 7-6.

And if that weren’t bad enough, we played hooky Wednesday and went to an afternoon game to witness a Redbirds 17, Zephyrs 4 slaughter!! At least the ball park franks were good. And, the Redbirds have a dance team called the Redhots. So, it wasn’t a total loss.

It looks like the buildings out at the Lakefront are going to open a little later than anticipated so for now, at least, I will be staying in Memphis until June 15th. The return date is still something of a moving target, but at least it seems to be slowing down.

This weekend is the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis as well as Jazz Fest Weekend (#2) in New Orleans. Just so you know.

It looks like the government is helping New Orleans and the Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts by encouraging its citizens to relocate elsewhere. Displaced Katrina victims are being given priority opportunity to purchase HUD homes around the country at 10% below market value.

MP3 players are DA BOMB!! Just so you know. I’m listening to my favorite oldies right now (well, maybe not right NOW, because NOW for YOU might be in the middle of the night, or something).

Going back to NOLA tomorrow. Fifth weekend in a row. Not only is it getting really OLD, but it’s also getting really EXPENSIVE!! I may need to take out a loan to pay for gas back and forth. But, hey, that’s ok, as long as those oil companies keep posting those double and triple profit increases and blaming high prices on the cost of oil.

One of my favorite bumper stickers: “Visualize whirled peas.”

We continue to pray for your health and well-being. God is good. Always. Believe. Live. Love.

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Blogger Patti said...

1.I am so glad I don't drink coffee!!!
2.At this point, I don't need incentive to live elsewhere! I'm over it already...
Love you guys.

8:28 AM  

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