But now! I'm in New Orleans, for the holiday weekend. It has now gotten to the point where I really don't know anyone who is still here. Or at least I don't have their numbers or can't think of their names when I feel like going out, so my time in New Orleans is actually quite mellow. I spend a lot of time with my parents, which frankly I really enjoy. We go out to eat. We go to art exhibits (Fernando Botero at the New Orleans Museum of Art! Go see it! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Botero). I work a little at CC's. I go to church. I go grocery shopping. Very mellow.
Tonight we went to Big Al's, a new seafood place, and I stuffed my face with boiled shrimp. I used to be very lukewarm on boiled (as opposed to fried) shrimp, but it's making a huge comeback.
I'm also reading big-time, and these long weekends are great for that. Last weekend it was "No Country for Old Men," and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" This weekend it's "Moneyball" and "The Right Stuff." Summer is the best.