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Well, New Orleans was super fun. I have some good stories to tell. Sadly, in the meantime, I think I have contracted either cholera or dysentery from drinking out of my hotel faucet. It's either that or my stomach just could not handle the three shrimp po boys, two pints of vodka, crawfish etoufee, fried crawfish, tub of mayonaise, a muffuletta, 42 pints of beer, three pints of rum, red beans and rice, 1 lb hamburger with 1/2 lb of cheese, 10 pints of miscellaneous alcoholic beverages, 52 cigarettes, cup of gumbo, one full bottle of Louisiana hot sauce...shit! I forgot to get jambalaya!


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Jun. 19th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Definitely the tap water. No other explanation.
Jun. 19th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
What, no Sazerac?
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
No, but I did have a couple Pimm's Cups.
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
Good call...my favorite New Orleans cocktail though are Ramos Gin Fizzes, mmmmm-mmmmmmm-mmmmmmmmm.

I love that town; I used to go there all the time when I lived in the Eastern half, and even got married there in 2004 (out in City Park under the oaks).
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah I thought it was really great and they seem to have made a great recovery. I didn't get out into the neighborhoods as much as I would have liked to but the architecture is just amazing. And of course the food is spectacular.
Jun. 19th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
We want stories!
Jun. 19th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Sorry, there was no way I was going out drinking with my camera. I only took like four shitty cell phone pictures and of nothing fun.
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
What, no shrimp and grits?!
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Why ruin shrimp with grits?
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
You've probably never had good grits like those. Bad grits definitely would ruin them.
Jun. 20th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
It's true, I've never had good grits. Well I've had grits that I have been told were good, but I've never liked any of them.
Jun. 20th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
Glad you had a good time. BTW, that's a LOT of food!
Jun. 20th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Good thing food is GOOD for you!
Jun. 20th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC)
...shit! I forgot to get jambalaya!

So much for dying without regrets.
Jun. 20th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
So, what beers you tasted?
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I only had a couple from LA. I mostly drank Abita's amber and a couple Turbodogs. I really enjoyed them! I also had a ton of belgians and other beers at Bulldog.
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Amber is one of the few passable beers for me, I'm glad you liked it. I've never had Turbodog.

I'm glad you enjoyed your time in the Crescent City. :)
Jun. 20th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm. Crawfish Etoufee.

Sorry about the dysentery.

You know, when I was last in New Orleans, I got really sick, too. REALLY sick. I had taken a couple of hours off (on the DL) and headed down to the World War II museum to check it out. The Higgins boats that were used in DDay were made in New Orleans. The place was AWESOME and I chatted forever with this 85 year old guy who'd been in the first wave at Normandy, but that's not an important part of the story.

I started to sweat and get chills while walking around the museum. It occurred to me that having nowhere to sit or rest in a WWII museum was completely fucking ridiculous. Don't you know that place is a magnet for old people. NOWHERE to SIT. I dragged my sick self back down to the lobby and up the road back to my rental car where I planned to quietly die in a seated position.

I didn't. I drove back to the hotel and lived. The ENd.
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
That's how the convention center is too. There's like one bench every half mile. I was like, "Damn, there's no where to sit, I guess I'll have to go across the street to Harrah's!"
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