Monthly Archives for August 2005

The Beauty Part

Here’s the brilliant thing. And that I am saying this is not just attributable to the martini(s) earlier this evening imbibed, but said beverages no doubt don’t hurt. The brilliant thing is that my parents got their power back this … Continue reading

31 August 2005 by KF
Categories: family

Now Here’s Something I Never Thought I’d Say

Thank god for Texas. Texas governor Rick Perry earlier today announced that he has cleared the schedule of the Astrodome in Houston through December, and is opening it as a long-term shelter, welcoming all those who are currently being evacuated … Continue reading

31 August 2005 by KF
Categories: politics

And What I Can’t Figure Out

Is how the rest of the world can be going about its business so nonchalantly. Like BT, I’ve got the peculiar kind of obsession with what’s happening that, I suppose, only someone with such deep personal attachments to the area … Continue reading

31 August 2005 by KF
Categories: politics

From Bad to Worse, and Worse to Worser

Governor Kathleen Blanco is ordering everyone who didn’t evacuate from New Orleans before the storm to evacuate now; she’s sending in buses and boats, and getting everybody out. Ranting and panic, below the fold.

31 August 2005 by KF
Categories: life, politics

Folks I’m Still Looking For

They live in New Orleans, but have families and other connections elsewhere in the state, and so — I hope — almost certainly evacuated early. But their email servers have been shut down, or destroyed, or both, and so no … Continue reading

30 August 2005 by KF
Categories: friends

The Day After

The news out of New Orleans is perversely getting worse instead of better; a two-block long breach in the levee surrounding Lake Pontchartrain resulted in water pouring into the city since late yesterday. According to Governor Kathleen Blanco, reports have … Continue reading

30 August 2005 by KF
Categories: life, politics

The Power of Suggestion

Today’s the first day of classes. Today’s also the day I decided to start eenching (which is like inching, only more painful) my alarm clock earlier. This morning, despite the fact that my alarm clock was set for 6.45, something … Continue reading

30 August 2005 by KF
Categories: life, teaching

Do You Know What It Means, to Miss New Orleans?

This is why I love NOLA, courtesy of Wonkette: SHEPARD SMITH: You’re live on FOX News Channel, what are you doing?MAN: Walking my dogs.SMITH: Why are you still here? I’m just curious.MAN: None of your fucking business.SMITH: Oh that was … Continue reading

29 August 2005 by KF
Categories: television

Coverage

So I’ve spent the last twenty-four hours watching obsessive amounts of CNN coverage of Katrina’s onslaught on the Gulf Coast. The good news, insofar as there is good news, is that none of the nightmare projections of what could have … Continue reading

29 August 2005 by KF
Categories: television

Katrina

My parents have done what they can to protect their boat, which is just on the other side of Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, and have motored back up the road to Baton Rouge, where they’re busy battening down the … Continue reading

28 August 2005 by KF
Categories: family, life

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