Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Louisana Hold 'Em

In times of redestruction, break out the gambling metaphors.

"I went through four major hurricanes in my lifetime. I had cancer three times, I had a bout with three cancers, and now we got a tornado, all I need is an earthquake, and we got a royal flush." -Dan Alario, roofless Westwego philosopher

Geographical Displacement

"Are you and Mom ok?"

"Why wouldn't we be?"

"The tornado."

"What tornado??"

"The tornado that ripped through New Orleans last night."

"Really? I didn't know... Has the snow started falling in New York yet?"

"What snow?"

"The big snow storm that's headed your way."

"Really? I didn't know..."

Monday, February 05, 2007


When I got up this morning and pulled back the window shade in the kitchen, there was a layer of ice on the inside of the double-paned window. It's freaking cold.