Monthly Archives for June 2009

Paying respects, N’awlins style

When a musician dies in this town, he or she is sent off with a brass band and a parade. New Orleans knows how to put the fun in funeral. Michael Jackson had no direct ties to the city, but … Continue reading

29. June 2009 by Jackie B
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Eating the heat

New Orleans set a new record for hottest day last Wednesday. A 104 degree temperature was recorded at Audubon Park. That afternoon my car’s thermostat read 109. After driving for 10 minutes, it only went down to 102. Even in … Continue reading

28. June 2009 by Jackie B
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It’s hot

The average high temperature forecast for this week is 97. The humidity won’t dip below 70%. The UV index is “10+ Extreme,” which I don’t think I’ve ever experienced before. The ice in my glass melts in a few minutes. … Continue reading

21. June 2009 by Jackie B
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Summer: finally here

I finally got out and had a real weekend. My college friend Monica who was in town for a bachelorette party. She invited me to tag along for lunch at John Besh’s Restaurant August. The service was solid and the … Continue reading

15. June 2009 by Jackie B
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I built a bicycle

My fingernails are still dirty and the grease probably won’t come out of my t-shirt, but it was worth it for putting together my very own bicycle from scraps. After looking at several used bikes around the city, I decided … Continue reading

12. June 2009 by Jackie B
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