September 5, 2021

Momentary lapse of reason….

Well, I guess this isn’t a big surprise. Some time back while searching for a WordPress theme, I selected the “Photo-Diary by Sitko-Designing”. It wasn’t perfect, but I knew less than nothing about WordPress, and Photo Diary provided the look I was wanting. Mostly. The individual lack of font control was a pain, but that was resolved via a plug-in and life went on.   And then WordPress introduced the Block Editor. Photo-Diary started doing some interesting things, the most painful of which was eliminating whitespace between paragraphs. A quick e-mail to the author produced a shoulder shrug reaction in that he wasn’t planning on updating Photo-Diary to work with…

August 22, 2021

Throw me somethin’ mister!

Continuing on with our look at yesteryear, it’s Mardi Gras time, circa 2004. We packed up the car and traveled down to St. Charles Avenue on the Sunday before Mardi Gras to catch a string of parades planned for the day.. If memory serves me correct (?), the parades were Toth, Venus, Tucks and MidCity, They were typically run one after the other, and for the truly dedicated you could stay a while and catch Endymion in the evening. As we aren’t/weren’t anywhere near that dedicated, the day parades suited us just fine. We had the luxury of being in front of a business that Melanie’s sister-in-law’s sister worked at…

August 3, 2021

They all axed for you,

At the Audubon Zoo! LOL! You would have to be from New Orleans to understand. In any event, Meghan, Jourdan and I got a wild hair one day early in 2004 to go to the Audubon Zoo. It had been some time since we had been there, and we had the after Christmas/New Years blahs, so we jumped in the car and went. When I was kid, Audubon Zoo was a sad, pathetic place that no one went to. In the mid ’70’s the city embarked upon a major rebuilding effort, transforming it into the hallmark facility that it is today. As I recall it was an extended effort, with…