Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
ABSOLUT is putting out a new vodka. I am not sure why it's Mango and black pepper or why there is a harmonica on the bottle, but there you go. Proceeds go to help rebuilding efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. And Tipitina's Foundation. The ABSOLUT folks have some recipes you can try with this new flavor.
Where the hell am I going to find this stuff around here?
UPDATE: More coverage (?) here (USA Today) ["Things like Absolut New Orleans reiterate that Absolut is … on the cutting edge of social commentary." WTF?!?!?!] and here (LSU Reveille).
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.