Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Things are easy and copacetic down here right now. Life is like a limpid pond somewhere in the woods.

And you know what?

It sucks.

It means I have nothing to talk about—nothing to celebrate, nothing to rant about, nothing to say. I’m sure you don’t mind, but it drives me crazy when I open this blog and stare at old posts, wanting to open up to you, but having nothing to open up about.

Sucks, I tell you.

I mean, the last thing I wrote was a lamentation over the boorish tourists dropping into the city for the Superbowl. And look what happened. The universe conspired to turn out the lights! It’s like I called down a curse!

I didn’t mean to do it. I mean, not really.

I keep reminding myself to be careful what I say here because words have repercussions. You put them down in black on white and set them free, and then they have a life of their own. They can soar through the air like doves or zip like arrows into somebody’s chest. You can’t ever be sure.

But at least having something to say is better than not, isn’t it? I mean, to hell with collateral damage, right?



  1. so it was YOU who turned out the lights. well, thank you. it made a game out of it. and life being copacetic, that is good!

  2. Oops, maybe I should not have mentioned that blackout thing ;-) Yeah, things are okay.

  3. I know, I thought it was the electrical upgrade that caused the blackout! (since they ruled out Beyonce, that is). I loved today's headline on the paper-- "still in the dark" ... have you ever seen such an obsession? sp

  4. No, I haven't. But I'm beginning to think New Orleanians are, on the whole, obsessive people. It's as if there is this inferiority complex among the powered elite that we are not on an equal footing with the rest of the country. Well, maybe we're not. That's due to our uniqueness. Blackouts at major events have happened before, and they will happen again. Fix it and move on. (And it was totally Beyoncé. They're just all too scared of her to make the accusation.)


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