Don’t mess with my tutu!

August 19th, 2006


I can’t believe it’s taken me a week to post about this. Last Saturday, Lora and I spent the day in the french quarter. It was an incredible day. We walked around, and went to a bunch of neat art galleries. We saw an original Charles Schultz sketch, and an original Norman Rockwell sketch. Perfect for the den I wish to have someday. The were only a measley $1500 a piece.

In the meantime, let me tell you about the rest of our day. Whilst we were out and about, we rounded this corner and to our surprise, we encountered a mob sized crowd of men and women all dressed in gawdy red dresses. Note in the last sentence I said men and women.

We end up talking to one of guys, and apparently it was a running club that, once a year, dresses up in red dresses and runs from bar to bar all day long. Then at the end of the night, they all pitch in and have a kegger. You might be asking, are there photos?! Ohh, yes, there are photos.

As if that weren’t enough, we had plans for dinner with the mercy response staff at K Pauls. For those of you who don’t know- this is where the Blackening technique in cooking originated. And now I know why it became popular. In my opinion, all others *claim* the technique, but they are just posers. This was seriously the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. Everything was absolutely amazing. If you used a menu taped to a dart board as your method of selection, you would not go wrong.

As we were leaving, there was a Zydeco band out front playing on the street. I don’t really know how it happened, but minutes later I found myself alongside Lora and Stacey and Phil wearing a washboard playing in the band. A crowd even formed as we all laughed our butts off and looked nervously at each other, wondering if we were rubbing the spoons right. I (of course) was elected backup singer. The song we played was, you guessed it, “Don’t mess with my Tutu!”

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  • 1. David Renner  |  August 21st, 2006 at 11:50 am

    Don’t mess with my tutu?!? You’re Scottish – I thought that you wore a kilt, not a tutu!!! Somehow the picture of William Wallace in all his war paint loses some of its fiercosity when the camera pans down to discover a tutu rather than a tartan………

  • 2. Mike  |  August 21st, 2006 at 4:50 pm

    Lol! Good point Drenn! :)

  • 3. Carrie LaMay  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 12:35 am

    My word. Last night Emeril hosted a Nola food special about how restaurants and bars were the first to come back after the hurricane. It was very cool. You two are certainly having some adventures down there, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

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