Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Best Quote in Months
I was watching the Saints game last week as my mom was visiting from New Orleans. I go downtown to the Circle in Easton and watch the games at a sports bar where I met a guy who lived in New Orleans for 15 or so years and is still a Saints fan. Trust me, there are not a whole lot of us outside of the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region. As we were getting ourselves all worked up about the Atlanta game and being the eternal optimists that we all are, we started talking about the Saints and the Super Bowl. My new friend Tim says, "If the Saints win the SuperBowl when it's in New Orleans, it's gonna make Mardi Gras look like a Monday." GO SAINTS!
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.